TYLER, TX (KETK) - — Noe and Gracy Zapata have been organizing the Longview Cinco de Mayo Celebration for 16 years for Paisanos of East Texas.
And for the students involved, the event isn't just about having fun, here they help earn their scholarships, and help the community by raising money for local charities.
Among those entertaining the crowd was the Longview ROTC, who have been longtime event supporters.
And the parking lot was crammed packed with custom vehicles, showing off their cultural styles, with lowriders being the dominant vehicle, other styles were definitely on display.
But for event visitors, it was the chance to have a good time, no matter their race or creed, and enjoy the warm East Texas sun for a special celebration.