We had a fantastic turnout at the Second Annual Resources Fair of the Alisal Family Resources Centers Network. Thanks to the Salinas Fire Department for their participation, the City of Salinas, Planned Parenthood, Vegan Donuts, Alisal Community Arts Network, Yosal, and most importantly, our student performers.
We had more than 150 artists on stage, between our Tonatitos Folklorico Dancers, our percussionists with All Star Drumline, and our flag dancers. We also had a powerful performance by Baktun 12. Hundreds of parents watched their children perform and received information from our many community partners.
The event, which took place from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy, gave families an opportunities to interact and meet a variety of community agencies, from philanthropy to arts and cultural groups. Also present were the Gil Basketball Academy, Hartnell College.
A special shout out goes to the Whole Child Education Department, particularly Dr. Carissa Purnell, Alicia Fletcher and their teams. Also, the many teachers who spend endless hours getting the kids ready deserve a medal! Thanks for all you do for our students!