Celebrating the Founding of Presidio’s Sister City Ojinaga

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

OJINAGA, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO – Last Thursday kicked off the Ojinaga Regional Fair 2016, inaugurated by Municipal Administrator Orvil Ramos Rodríguez, who attended on behalf of the Mayor of Ojinaga, Miguel Carreon, and was accompanied by schoolteacher and city secretary Carmen Franco, as well as other dignitaries.

“We hope you enjoy these days in family, in fun and in entertainment to commemorate another year of the founding of our town,” said Ramos Rodríguez.

Also among the attendees present were Ojinaga Tercentenary Queen Jeimi Judith Garcia and the candidates for Miss Ojinaga 2016: Mitzi Rodriguez and Karime Flores Galindo.

(photos by DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ) The Chihuahua popular band, Esencia, on stage at the fiestas.

(photos by DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ)
The Chihuahua popular band, Esencia, on stage at the fiestas.

Afterward, the inaugural band, Essence, arrived on stage with the popular song “El Corrido de Chihuahua,” followed by the bands Quinto Elemento and Sierra Norteña.

“I am proud to be part of this celebration, which is held every year, and I consider these dates as a time to remember our customs as Ojinagans and a return to our roots as brothers in this warm land,” said Jeimi Garcia.

The history of the founding of the city of Ojinaga dates back to the expedition of Alvaro Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca who, after his shipwreck in Florida, arrived at the confluence of the Rio Grande and the Rio Conchos.

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