Peachtree Village hosts Mexican Fiesta

September 1, 2010 • Local News, News

Cuic Gonzalez entertains residents attending a fiesta at Peachtree Village, Tuesday evening.
(Mark Wilson Photo)

Peachtree Village hosted a Mexican Fiesta, which was open to the public, Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Fiesta included a Mexican food feast complete with beans, rice, enchiladas and tacos, and entertainment.

Residents were welcome to invite family members and friends, but the Mexican Fiesta was open to all.

“It is part of an [auth] effort to foster a close relationship between the residents and the community,” said Fredda Sanders, marketing director.

Visitors came in from the J.O.Y. Center, among other places, and more than 80 people, both residents and members of the community, attended.

These events take place once a month and have been a part of the Peachtree calendar for the past seven years, said Gwen Fowler, administrator.

Bernie Frisbey, one of the visitors from the J.O.Y. Center, said, “I’ve been coming to every event held at Peachtree and I’ve enjoyed them all.”

Cuic Gonzalez provided the entertainment. He played a selection of songs from South America, the United States, France and Italy.

Dixie Wayne, activities director at Peachtree, helped to coordinate the Mexican Fiesta, along with the marketing director.

“Right now, we’re traveling around the world,” Wayne said, in keeping with the Mexican flavor of the event and musical entertainment from many lands.

“We do projects, said Wayne. “We don’t do crafts. I find people are tired of crafts.”

Upcoming events at Peachtree Village include a Harvest Moon Festival on Sept. 16, a Halloween Mash on Oct. 26, and an observance of Veterans Day on Nov. 11.

“We tend to alternate,” said Fowler, “with one event open to the public and the next for residents.”

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