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Morning with Mariachi

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2015 | 9:28 AM
Gladstone Taylor/ Photographer The women who made it all possible. The Executive committee of the Latin American Women's Club.
Gladstone Taylor/ Photographer Ysis Valdez makes a fashionable entrance.
Gladstone Taylor/ Photographer A bevy of beauties (from left) Fior Alba, Sara Davila, Elizabeth Mendosa, and Alejandra Cabera.
Gladstone Taylor/ Photographer Karlene Fung knows how to keep in nice and easy as she enjoyed Mariachi in the Morining put on by the Latin American Women's Association at Hope Zoo last Thursday.
Gladstone Taylor/ Photographer Enjoying the Mariachi band are from left: Karlene Fung, Lorraine William and Veronica DeBonilla.
Gladstone Taylor/ Photographer Adrana Meza has the moves as the enjoys the Orgullo de Jalisco (Pride of Jalisco) Mariachi Band.
Gladstone Taylor/ Photographer Baby Carlota Falon also enjoying the festivities in the arms of her mother Valdimar Ramos.

Morning with Mariachi

The morning was ruled by stringed instruments as the mariachi band, Orgullo de Jalisco (Pride of Jalisco),

invaded the Hope Zoo recently for the Latin American Women's Club's Morning with Mariachi.

With the goal of assisting some of the needy children in Jamaica financially, the club began its series of celebrations surrounded by lush scenery and the sounds of animals at the Serengeti eatery on Thursday, September 17.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, president of the non-profit organisation MarÌa Pinchin, told Outlook, "This is one of the different activities that our organisation will prepare in our 50th anniversary, with the objective to reach a financial goal that will help the less privileged and needy children in Jamaica."


In collaboration with the Embassy of Mexico, the event is the start of a series to commemorate the club's anniversary and to support the charities, St Patrick's Foundation, St Monica's Lepers Home, The SOS Children's Village, The Stella Maris Foundation, among others.

The dark clouds overhead did nothing to deter the guests who came out in droves to enjoy the band and indulge in delicious Mexican fare. All the available tables were occupied with friends and family as the women let down their hair. They weren't afraid to have a ball and several women with skirt in hand allowed the music to take over. The entire venue moved like a Mexican wave as the band moved from table to table with guests singing along with the group, some even doing it while taking a selfie.

It was a morning well spent for a very worthy cause.