Crisálida: Community Arts Project | An Exciting Time In The East Valley
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An Exciting Time In The East Valley

07 Jun An Exciting Time In The East Valley

Blog by Moises Huerta

     Hello everyone, once again our new Crisalida van rolled up; this time for a block party celebrating the wonderful work of the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition. The celebration took place Thursday June 4th around 6pm.
      It was a real heartwarming pleasure seeing everyone there but meeting the Lemus family at their open house was really a moment of true pride. I brought a guest who was so touched by the housing project he teared up as he reflected on how life changing this is. And he is so right.
     The event began with the local ballet folklorico setting the scene for a great evening with lots of color and joy. Then we had speeches by many representatives from Coachella Valley Housing Coalition, USDA, and from homeowners who have participated in the housing program. It is obvious that this is an exciting time for the East Valley Community.
     Afterwards we were all treated to a delicious dinner and refreshments. As a final treat we had the pleasure of seeing the talented younger ballet folklorico dancers from Desert Hot Springs.
     As you will see in the pictures there were fun activities for the children too.

Fantasticas fotografias
Ballet Folklorico is such a beautiful sight of color at any event.

Mexican pride on display!


“A good home, and a good neighborhood, builds a strong community,” said Single Family Housing Program Director, Ron Tackett, from USDA.

The Lemus Family proudly opened their home to all visitors; the place

   is beautiful and amazingly furnished.
                                          A Team of Women from USDA

This man (and family by his side) stood up to express his gratitude for the housing program and for all the positive effect it has had on his family.

                                                      Fun times for the little ones too.

Thank you Francisco Rodriguez for being so generous with your time.

Who’s enjoying this more the kids or the adults?

Thank you Coachella Valley Housing Coalition for an awesome job one more time!

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