Community support at heart of annual Tamale Festival

FROM LEFT: Carlos Soto, Enedina Salazar and Elizabeth Soto celebrate after Kennedy’s Market won Best Tamale during the annual Tamale Festival on Saturday in Heber. PHOTO VINCENT OSUNA

HEBER — Just like a tamale, the true goodness of the annual Tamale Festival is concealed within its simple, outer shell.

Guests sampling tamales from an array of vendors is the basic concept of event; however, in its past two years of existence, the festival has also raised approximately $1,000 for local school programs in need.

Community support at heart of annual Tamale Festival

FROM LEFT: Ryan Childers, Erik Ortega, JB Hamby and Alex Cardenas serve as judges during the annual Tamale Festival on Saturday in Heber. PHOTO VINCENT OSUNA

Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at vosuna@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3442.

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