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Angelica Padilla and Keana Huerta would sing later in the program

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Before the celebration began, people gathered to chat. From left are Silver City Councilor and Mayor Pro Tem Guadalupe Cano, Patricia Cano, Deb Cookingham and Hugh Epping.

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Rev. Earseye Ross, his daughter Rachel, and Toohayaysay

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The first group of community singers sang three songs.

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Rev. Earseye Ross was one of the featured speakers

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Rachel Ross sang several moving numbers.