CALEXICO — It was their day on Tuesday, El Dia del Niño, and hundreds of kids reveled in it at a seven-hour celebration hosted by Calexico's Clincas De Salud Del Pueblo medical center.
There was pizza! Sixty pies from Papa John's worth.
There was a giant inflatable castle that kids bounced about in like balls in a lottery hopper.
There was dancing! There were clowns!
Clinic manager Bertha Jimenez said the event was a big success.
"There was no problems, everyone was safe and the kids got sodas and candies," she said.
It was the first time that a Dia del Niño celebration had been at Clinicas' Cole Road location. Normally the events are in Brawley. Jimenez said the Calexico event will definitely become a tradition.
She added the first event could not have been possible without the support from the Calexico Police Department, Lab-Corp, Perrone's Auto Stereos, Papa John's Pizza, Pfizer, Calexico Union Bank, Wal-Mart, 21st Century Community Program, D.J. Sonido Latino and Migrant Head Start program from El Centro and Calexico 10 theaters.