‘Alamo Heights’ rules Fiesta night

By Maria J. Guajardo-Adame


Nearly 100 booths offering different types of food including Fried Oreos, corn on a cob, shaved ice, churros and funnel cakes were among the fare for “Alamo Heights Night.”

Held on the University of the Incarnate Word campus Friday, April 21, it was the seventh annual run of the official Fiesta event. This year’s theme was “Fiesta in the ’09.’ ”

Presented by the Alamo Heights Rotary Club, the Fiesta event was full of bright colors, music, food and alcohol.

The football field at Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium was set up with all types of bounce houses for kids and all sorts of fun-filled activities and games.

“It’s always great when Fiesta comes around, especially ‘Alamo Heights Night,’ ” UIW alumni Maria Castro said. “I love attending these types of events because I know I’ll have a great time. Also, it’s a great time to catch up with old friends and visit my alma mater.”

A variety of musical performances ranged from mariachi to such groups as Hotcakes, Big City Outlaws, Finding Friday and Suede, a cover band from Austin. When the clock struck 10, a traditional fireworks show took place as the highlight of the night.

For UIW international student Gada Soto from Honduras, “Alamo Heights Night” was a first-time event.

“It was one-of-a-kind experience that I have never seen before,” Soto said. “My favorite part was all the food. I tried a lot of different types of dishes that I did not even know existed and they were all really good. My favorite were the fried Oreos.”

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