Celebrate a night of Mexican heritage at the Kingwood Country Club, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trail, in honor of Cinco de Mayo Friday, May 1. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served buffet-style from 6:30-8:30 p.m., with music and entertainment until 11 p.m. The evening will feature a traditional Mexican buffet, Latin music by Houston-based Dozzizz Tropical and dancing, as well as raffles and fun activities for children, including clowns, face painting and inflatables. Kids in Action will have an obstacle course on site and Games2U will provide a night of Wii and other popular virtual games. Entertainment will also include Mark Linabury of Kingwood Radio, a rock band, wandering mariachi band and a ballet folklorico group. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 5-12. Children 4 and under are free. VIP tickets are also available. A VIP ticket for $500 includes 10 adult tickets, preferred seating, private wait staff, wine service with dinner and sample tastings of wine and tequila. An individual VIP ticket which offers the same perks is $50. The Hispanic Executive Society International and Kingwood Country Club, The Clubs of Kingwood are partnering for the event, in conjuction with title sponsor Lone Star College-Kingwood. “This is the first event of its kind,” said Cheryl Johnson, director of events and programs for HESI. “We hope to make it an annual event. Once again the Kingwood community has stepped up and we would like to thank our sponsors for helping us put on a wonderful evening of fun for the entire family.” HESI President Joe Ramirez said he was pleased the group could bring the Hispanic heritage and culture to the event. “With our partnership with Kingwood Country Club, we plan to make it an event that will continue to grow each year. Many thanks to Lone Star College for their event sponsorship and dedication to our community.” Carlos Gonzales, the Mexican consul general in Houston, will be the guest of honor and provide a brief history of Cinco de Mayo. Twenty percent of the proceeds from the event will support HESI’s outreach efforts, including their Hispanic Children’s Mentoring Program at Humble ISD, their scholarship program and Career Development Day at LSC-Kingwood. “We’re excited to invite the community to this family-friendly evening,” said Johnson. “It’s an opportunity for the community to learn about the Hispanic heritage in a fun, festive setting.” Tickets can be purchased at the Kingwood Clubhouse or from members of HESI. Rain date is May 8. For more information, visit www.hispanicexecutivesociety.org or call 281-359-2101.

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