Family Support Services Over the Edge
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Ruby Moreno is a great leader for the Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and a great supporter of FSS.
She is just getting started on her campaign
to raise $1,000 and go Over The Edge for FSS and needs your help!

Any donation, large or small, will enable Ruby to rappel down the Santa Fe Building on Aug. 16 and support the mission of Family Support Services.
Let’s send Ruby Over The Edge!

Cafe Con Nosotros @ Ashmore Inn & Suites
Aug 30 @ 9:00 am
Amarillo Barrio Historical District Barrio Book Kickoff Party @ Wesley Community Center
Sep 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Everyone is invited to attend the free Amarillo Barrio Book Kickoff Party on Monday, September 10, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Amarillo Wesley Community Center, 1615 South Roberts Street, in Amarillo, TX. The Amarillo Barrio Historical District Task Force members wrote the first-ever book, Amarillo Barrio Historical District: Past, Present, & Future, about the history of the Amarillo Barrio neighborhood, early residents, important leaders, and numerous historic sites of interest. The term “Barrio” means neighborhood. The task force members included Pastor Manny De Los Santos, Lisa Marquez Bresnahan, Charles Sanchez, Jose C. Munoz, Jr., Patricio Martinez, Lucinda Frausto, and Teresa Cervantez Kenedy. Jose C. Munoz, Jr. designed the book cover, which includes a 1951 Barrio neighborhood map, courtesy of the City of Amarillo Planning Department.

At 6:00 p.m., the Master of Ceremonies will introduce the early residents and important leaders, included in this book, and the task force members and recognize the following generous book sponsors: Amarillo National Bank, Fiesta Foods, Power Church, Amarillo Wesley Community Center, Reverend and Mrs. Jacinto Alderete, Mercy Murguia, Charles and Teresa Kenedy, La Frontera Mexican Food Restaurant, and Los Barrios de Amarillo. Delicious Mexican appetizers and soft drinks will be served and are generously donated by Tacos Garcia, Fiesta Foods, La Frontera Mexican Food Restaurant, and Lucinda Frausto. Kimbra at Enchanted Florist is providing the colorful floral table decorations. The Amarillo Wesley Community Center children are designing Mexican art placemats with the names of the early residents included in this book.

Beginning August 10, this book can be preordered & prepaid online on the Historic Barrio Book Facebook page. These books can also be purchased and/or ordered at this event. The cost is $25 per book or 5 books for $100. 100% of the book proceeds will benefit the Amarillo Barrio neighborhood. For more information, please contact Teresa Kenedy at or (806) 437-6592 and/or Lucinda Frausto at (806) 640-3162.

Hispanic Heritage Luncheon Award Nominations @ Amarillo Wesley Community Center
Oct 3 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Los Barrios started the Hispanic Heritage Luncheon several years ago then added other organizations such as LULAC and the Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to assist as time went on.
The purpose of the event is to recognize, celebrate and honor the many contributions Hispanics have made in our community.
We encourage everyone in the community to participate in the nomination process!
Recognitions will be awarded as follows:
• 2018 Young Rising Star Award – A young student that has demonstrated leadership ability in their school, church and family and has exhibited strong leadership skills in the Hispanic community.
• 2018 Lifetime Heart of the Barrio Award – A person who has strong, consistent volunteerism in the Amarillo Hispanic community and has been dedicated to serving the Hispanic Community.
• 2018 Business Community Service Award – A business that has provided strong monetary support or encouraged community volunteerism.
• 2018 Hispanic Woman of the Year Award – A woman who has distinguished herself in an organization, her profession, and her community.
• 2018 Hispanic Man of the Year Award – A man who has distinguished himself in an organization, her profession, and her community.

Please go to to submit your nominations

RSVP and Sponsorship/Ticket Information: Tina Sisneros, or call 806-570-8644
Table of 8: $150
Individual tickets: $20

Flavors of Amarillo Mariachi Festival @ Amarillo Civic Center
Oct 11 @ 4:00 pm

Sponsorship and food booth registration are now open!

Click here for a sponsorship form.

Click here for a food booth entry form.

We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a tribute to two of the most prized aspects of Hispanic culture food and music! This event is a great way to experience the Hispanic culture and explore different FLAVORS from a variety of restaurants in our area. If you are in need of great food, outstanding entertainers, live music, and great people then this is the event you need to attend