Club News

46th Annual Fiesta Amistad “Freedom Fest” To Be Held Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

The 46th Annual Fiesta Amistad "Freedom Fest" will be held on Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 at the Old Settlers Association in Round Rock. Visitors are invited to partake in the delicious food, games, arts and crafts, and a variety of entertainment for the entire family.

Some of the area’s most dynamic musicians will be performing throughout the day! Headliners include Little Joe y La Familia, Stampede, Dale Watson, The Carson Alexander Band, Son de Rey, Whitestone, Ballet Folklorico, and the Texas K.G.B.

New this year is a 5K Race and Obstacle Event starting at 8am. Veteran's Recognition will begin at 11:00am.

Admission is free until 3PM. Then, the prices below will apply:
$15.00 adult (18+)
$10.00 (Veterans (with military ID) and young adults 15 to 18)
Children 14 and under accompanied by an adult are free

Your generous contributions will benefit El Amistad Club’s student scholarships program and, as always, are greatly appreciated!

The Car Show entry fee will be $15.

Get your event tickets, register for the 5K, or purchase vendor tickets here:

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Booth Applications for Vendors

Applications for booth vendors are being accepted for Fiesta 2015. Please download the application (WordDoc or PDF) and submit it to the address listed. Any questions can be directed to fiesta@elamistadclub.com.


Schedule of Events for Saturday:

8:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m. 5K Race and Obstacle Events

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Car Show and Awards

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Veteran’s Recognition

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 noon The Texas K.G.B.

12:00 p.m – 1:00 p.m. Ballet Folklorico

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Whitestone - Outside

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Son de Rey - Outside

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. The Carson Alexander Band

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Dale Watson

7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Stampede

8:45 – 10:00 p.m Stampede

10:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Little Joe y La Familia

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Freedom Fest 5k Fun Run

Start the day with a 5k run, jog or walk! Its family friendly and welcoming to all ages and all levels of athleticism! This amazing fun race will be on May 23rd 2015

There will also be a 1k obstacle course, and a kids obstacle course for them to play on!

LOCATION

Old Settlers Association
3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78665

RACE DAY SCHEDULE

7:00 - 8:00am packet pickup
8:30am Race Starts
9:45am Awards Ceremony

PRICE
$25
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El Amistad Enjoys 4th of July Parade Float

Pictured from left to right
Hobby Perez, Miriam Ramirez, Avery Utz, Virginia Dienhart, Jim Torres, Gilbert Loera, and Katharane Loera

Veterans Honored During Fiesta Amistad

This year El Amistad honored several veterans to open Fiesta Amistad 2014 on Saturday, May 24th. First honored was Robert P. Hernandez, originally believed to be the only Round Rock citizen killed in the Vietnam conflict. His mother stood in his place as the flag was raised, taps was played, and a 21 gun saluted performed.

Following that, the following veterans were recognized and presented with plaques thanking them for their service to our country:

Lt. Col. John Sloan, U.S. Army retired (Vietnam Veteran)
Anthony (Tony) Sanchez, U.S. Navy - E4 (Vietnam Veteran)
SSgt. Lamont Barefieldpeace, U.S. Army (Iraq & Aegan Veteran)
T. Sgt. Juan Rodriguez, U.S. Air Force (Iraq & Aegan Veteran)
SSgt. Elaine Rodriguez, U.S. Air Force Medical Specialist (N/V Conflict)
P.F.C. Gilbert Loera - U.S. Army Infantry (World War II Veteran)
Paul Montalvo - U.S. Army (Vietnam Veteran)
Prince Hunphries - U.S. Army (Iraq & Aegan Veteran 10 years service)
Raymond Castillo - U.S Marine Corps (Vietnam Veteran)

Also recognized was "Ollie" Leslie Sauls, another Round Rock native killed in action during the Vietnam conflict. His family remaining in Round Rock spoke on his behalf that day.

El Amistad Honors Scholarship Finalists With Banquet

Every year El Amistad Club of Round Rock is proud to award scholarships to local area high school seniors who are continuing their education well after graduation.

Every Spring El Amistad collects scholarship applications and awards deserving students. This year we awarded over $120,000 to over 110 students. These students were recently presented at our annual Scholarship Banquet featuring keynote speakers John Garrett, Publisher and CEO of Community Impact News and Round Rock City Councilman Carlos Salinas.

We wish the best of luck to these students as they move on with their lives and hope they will reap the benefits of their education and succeed as leaders of our community.

John Garrett addresses the finalists

Round Rock City Councilman Carlos Salinas delivers Proclamation to the Finalists

Date Set For 2014 El Amistad Scholarship Golf Classic

2014 El Amistad Scholarship Golf Classic
Cowan Creek Golf Course | Georgetown, TX
Sunday September 21st 2014 at 8:00 AM

We are honored to invite you to join us for a fun day of golf benefiting Williamson County High School students. The tournament will be held Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at the Cowan Creek Golf Course in Georgetown, TX. The style of play is four person scramble. Tee time is 8:00 AM, but get there early to sign in and meet the other teams. Space is limited to the first 18 teams, so sign up soon to reserve your place!

Each player will receive:

  • 18 holes of golf with cart
  • Range balls
  • Chance to participate in all contests and win prizes
  • Golfer’s goody bag
  • Lunch and awards ceremony

Click here for more information