A near record crowd packed the Seward County Activity Center on Sunday May 2nd, as the community celebrated Cinco De Mayo. The festivities kicked off with a large downtown parade at 1:30pm, with the festivities at the Activity Center beginning at 2:30pm. The was a Mariachi band from Denver that entertained the diverse crowd, and a Zumba demonstration that encouraged several observers to join in the dance demonstration. Also on the day there was a salsa making contest and a jalapeno eating contest, singers and several community sponsored booths. The highlight of the afternoon was the crowning of the Cinco De Mayo queen. Competing for the title, cash, prizes and scholarships were Brianna Lucero, Gaby Marquez, Eliza Pacheco, Ariana Paral, Yasel Manriquez, Erika Pacheco, and Veronica Baray. The new 2010 Cinco De Mayo Queen is Erika Pacheco. Activities continued throughout the afternoon, as things wound down around 6:00pm.