(Thousands attend El Centro event)…It was the Grito de Independencia at Stark Field.
It was held Saturday. Officials say a record number of people attended the event. They estimate over 5,000 were on hand to participate in the Mexican Fiestas Patrias. This was the 7th year the Mexican Consulate and the City of El Centro hosted the event. The event commemorates the Call to arms by Father Miguel Hidalgo in 1810. In Mexico it is known as the Grito de Dolores because it took place in Dolores, Guanajuato, Mexico. It is celebrated in Mexico on September 16th and is considered Mexico’s Independence Day.