Fundraiser keeps the party going for Nathan Mata

Nicole Zendejas (right) and other Calipatria High School students work to prepare barbecue plates during the 26th annual Nathan Mata Memorial Scholarship barbecue fundraiser event held Saturday at Rademacher Park in Calipatria. PHOTO VINCENT OSUNA

CALIPATRIA — Per his mother, Nathan “Nate” Mata liked to party.

Described as a “loveable kid,” “very outgoing” and “not knowing a stranger,” the Calipatria resident would’ve likely been one of the first in attendance — and last to leave — a community-wide, all-day barbecue at Rademacher Park here.

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

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