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Herencia Charra of Escondido crowns first queen: Kassandra Trujillo



Newly crowned Kassandra Trujillo and her escorts.

Newly crowned Kassandra Trujillo and her escorts.

The Charro association Herencia Charra of Escondido held its first cor­onation dance Saturday July 23 at Cal State University San Marcos in the ball­room, USU Hall.

The event (Baile de coronacion de reina ) was the crowning of its very first queen Kassandra Trujillo.

Guests of honor included Escondido city councilwoman Olga Diaz, Juan Luis Robles Delegado De FMCH Fed­eracion Mexicana De Charreria and Steve Berrol president of El Caballo Park Conservancy and his wife Karen Berrol.

La charreria is: family and social traditions and culture. There are cur­rently

Juan Luis Robles, delegate for the FMCH USA; Jose Rodriguez, president of Herencia Charra, Guillermo Munoz, Steve & Karen Berrol (Steve is the president of El Caballo Park Conservancy) and Escondido city councilwoman Olga Diaz. — Photos by Mainardo Flores

Juan Luis Robles, delegate for the FMCH USA; Jose Rodriguez, president of Herencia Charra, Guillermo Munoz, Steve & Karen Berrol (Steve is the president of El Caballo Park Conservancy) and Escondido city councilwoman Olga Diaz. — Photos by Mainardo Flores

nearly 900 charro associations in Mexico and more than 180 in the United States. The full name of the new Es­condido charro group is: Asociacion De Charros Herencia Charra De Escondido Y Escaramuza Herencia Charra De Es­condido. It was founded in 2015 under the leadership of Jose Rodriguez and Guillermo Munoz.

During the ceremony the queen was crowned with a wide brim charro hat (representing her crown) and represent­Escondido ing her wand was a shiny silver horse whip. She was dressed in the tradition­al “traje de gala” charro

Kassandra Trujillo and Miguel Bautista dancing El Jarabe Tapatilo

Kassandra Trujillo and Miguel Bautista dancing El Jarabe Tapatilo

suit.

The ceremony was followed by a cel­ebration with a “floreo de riata” (a fan­cy trick rope performance) by Miguel A. Bautista and a singing performance by 11 year old Daniela Maldonado “la pequena estrella” the tiny star and fi­nally the queen Kassandra Trujillo and Miguel A. Bautista performed “El Ja­rabe Tapatio” the Mexican hat dance. Kassandra was dressed in a “China Po­blana” dress. The entire skirt was cov­ered in beaded sequence done by hand.

Guests danced until midnight to the music of DJ Rojo and Banda Sauzal. Over 200 people attended.


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