A show of gowns, dances and tiaras, filled El Rey Ballrom in McKinley Park as residents and supporters joined the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council to celebrate the crowning of a new queen on Friday, Sept. 7.
The BYNC Fiestas Patrias celebration highlighted the traditional folklore of the Mexican culture and the creativity of eight young girls who worked hard to become the new neighborhood queen.
In the first phase of the competition contestants wore traditional Mexican dresses, each representing a Mexican region. The states represented were Jalisco, Oaxaca, Guerrero, Chiapas, Michoacan, Sonora, the state of Mexico and Guanajuato.
During the intermission the Back of the Yards Ballet Folklorico performed a lively dance from the state of Veracruz, followed by a talent show choreographed by Teresa Luna. After candidates expressed their opinions on a variety of issues during the Q&A segment, the judges added their final votes while the contestants performed a series of runway choreographies.
Host David Miranda announced Tania Reyes as 2nd princess, Ruby Alvarez as 1st princess and finally Jocelyne Muñoz as the new queen of the Back of the Yards Fiestas Patrias.
The queen’s prizes included a $1,500 scholarship sponsored by BYNC and Matanky Realty Group, a laptop donated by Best Buy, a jewelry set donated by Imperial Jewelers, and a 50-dollar McDonald’s gift certificate donated by Phil Fuentes (McDonald’s Hispanic Ownership Operations). The princesses’ prize included a set of jewelry sponsored by Imperial Jewelers and a 50-dollar McDonald’s gift certificate also sponsored by Phil Fuentes.
Among the special guests were State Senator Tony Muñoz, State Representative Dena Carli, radio personality Cesar Osmar of Pasion 106.7FM, and Miss Illinois Latina Elsa Chumacerro.
Rocio is 22 years old and her strengths are that she is a people person and finds it very easy to make friends, regardless of the situation. Rocio wants to give back to the Back of the Yards community through education; therefore, her future goal is to become a teacher and eventually become a principal of a school. She is a descendent of Jalisco.
Back of the Yards is getting ready to showcase the neighborhood talent by training eight young ladies from the community for the annual Fiestas Patrias Pageant. These young ladies are not just competing for a crown, they are going after scholarships for their education and an opportunity to represent the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council.
Mariana is 16 years old and currently attends Kelly High School. Her strengths are that she finds herself being very unique with strong leadership skills. Her future goal is to open her own businesses; her idea is to open a bakery and create artwork on cakes. Mariana is a descendent of Mexico City.
Samantha is 18 years old and is currently a student at Kelly High School. Her main strength is that she is very creative. Her future goals are to graduate from High School and study cosmetology. She would like to one day open her own hair/nail salon. Samantha is a descendent of Michoacán.
Vilma is 21 years old and is currently a student at National Louis University. Her strength is that she is a team leader and can easily adapt to stressful situations in order to succeed. Her future goals are to graduate from college and continue to volunteer and work on helping communities. Her place of origin is Guatemala.
Ruby is 18 year old young lady that is currently attending the Dominican University. She is a very well involved student that enjoys helping others. Some of her strengths are to be self-motivated, outgoing, creative and athletic but most importantly is to manage her time to be with her family and friends. Her future goal is to become a Neurologist surgeon. Her place of origin is Guanajuato.
Jocelyne is a 16 year old young lady who attends Whitney M. Young High School. Among her strengths are to be a dedicated, studious and intelligent young lady who pursues to someday become a reporter. She is also an outgoing and adventurous young lady who loves to dance. She has found the passion for dancing in the Ballet Folklorico where she has been a member for 8 years. Her place of origin is from the State of Jalisco, Mexico.
Abigail is 22 years old and her strengths are to dance to any kind of music & rhythm and to walk on runways with style! Her future goals are to be a teacher as well as a professional model. During her spare time, she volunteers at schools to help children with their homework and projects. Abigail is descendent of Durango and Jalisco.
Tania is 17 years old and currently attends Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. Her strength is her confident, and feels she is able to overcome any obstacle in life. Her future goals are to graduate high school and from a great university; this will help her become a great person in life that will impact and help her community. Her place of origin are from the States of Jalisco and Michoacan, Mexico.
Be part of the Fiestas Patrias celebration the night a young lady takes the crown.
BYNC is please to announce the pageant ceremony to be held on September 7 at El Rey Ballroom located at 3504 S. Western Ave. at 5:30 p.m.
at the BYNC office
locate at 1751 W. 47th Street
A queen along with her court will be crown, awarding them a scholarship and prizes after a three phase competitive elimination. The remainder of the ceremony includes dinner, open bar, and live music.
For more information contact Fabiola at (773) 523-4416 ext. 108 or email email@example.com
The BYNC is pleased to announce our annual Miss Fiestas Patrias Back of the Yards pageant on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.
The day of the Gala Ceremony, a Queen along with her court will be crown awarding them with a Scholarship and prizes. The remainder of the ceremony includes a spectacular live performance to end the celebration.
We are offering spaces in our program booklet for advertisers to show their support. Over 400 businessman, community leaders, and residents will view the program booklet. Your participation is one of many ways to give back to your community. All proceeds from this event are used to fund the BYNC’s many programs and services.
GOLD SPONSOR: $2500 – Company Banner and exposure on stage, 8 ½” x 11” full page color Ad in program book & one table (10 tickets).
SILVER SPONSOR: $1500 – Company Banner, 5 tickets, and 8 ½” x 11” full page color Ad in program book.
INSIDE BACK COVER: $500 – 8 ½” x 11” Full page color; first come first serve
BACK COVER PAGE: $400 – 8 ½” x 11” Full page color; first come first serve
INSIDE BACK COVER: $375 – 8 ½” x 11” Full page color; first come first serve
FULL PAGE COLOR: $300 – 8 ½” x 11” Full page color
HALF PAGE COLOR: $200 – 8 ½” x 5 ½” Full page color
To download registration form click HERE
Please email the registration form and attach artwork to Patty Flores at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Digital files preferred
For questions and information, please contact Fabiola at email@example.com or call (773) 523-4416 ext 108.