The members of the 2018 Puerto Rican Parade of Rochester NY Board would like to thank all of the people who participated in our parade this year. The number of participants this year was huge...over 500 people. Wow!!
Congratulations to our Grand Marshal Johnny Vega and our Fr. Tracy Award winner Rose Mary Villarubia-Izzo. Congratulations also to Ibero American Action League who under the direction of Hilda Rosario Escher received our new award –The Community Partner Award - for their efforts in housing all of the agencies that extended their services to help the displaced people of Puerto Rico. Ibero’s generous donation of space, time, and staff made it easier for people to get services that were needed all under one roof. These two individuals were very deserving of these honors.
Thank you to our DJs...Johnny Mambo, DJ Logek –Jason Rivera, and Ray Mayoliz for keeping us informed and entertained throughout the event as always. Thanks to the performers, Calle Uno, Pleneros D’Boriken, Rochester Latino Theatre Co., and Sammy Pressure.
Thank you to the volunteers who helped to keep our parade on time and in order.
We would also like to thank all who followed our processes and made life easier for us in the long run. As always, we had a beautiful display of our culture throughout the parade with beautifully decorated floats, dancers in authentic and vibrant colored outfits, musicians strumming the drums, maracas, and other traditional instruments.
And a big thanks to our sponsors Senator Joe Robach, State Farm, 1199 SEIU, Poder 97.1, Rochester Latino Theatre League, Bob Johnson Chevrolet, Young and Empowered, Jafet Image Studios, and the Puerto Rican Festival, Inc.
We look forward to making next year’s parade bigger and better!! With your help of course!