Celebrate Diez y Seis at St. Andrew



See who will be crowned the St. Andrew Diez y Seis Queen at this Saturday’s celebration in Pleasanton. Candidates pictured, from left are: Kyndall Rakowitz, Kinzie Rakowitz, Zanella Herrera and Andrea Jae “Jae Bird” Gutierrez. LISA LUNA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

See who will be crowned the St. Andrew Diez y Seis Queen at this Saturday’s celebration in Pleasanton. Candidates pictured, from left are: Kyndall Rakowitz, Kinzie Rakowitz, Zanella Herrera and Andrea Jae “Jae Bird” Gutierrez. LISA LUNA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

The parish of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Pleasanton invites everyone to their 10th annual Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiestas Patrias this Saturday, Sept. 18. Be a part of the celebration at St. Andrew Catholic Church Parish Hall, 626 Market St. in Pleasanton.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. with free admission. Be sure to purchase a carne guisada plate for $10, which will include rice, beans and bread. Other goodies available for purchase will be menudo, tamales and pan de dulce. All funds raised will benefit the St. Andrew Parish Hall renovation fund. The event is BYOB.

Dance to the music of Tejano Cavalry and find out who will be crowned this year’s Diez y Seis Queen. Meet the adorable young ladies running for Diez y Seis Queen, who have all been busy raising funds for the church.

Andrea Jae “Jae Bird” Gutierrez is 5 years old and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Efriam Gutierrez. She attends kindergarten at Pleasanton ISD.

Zanella Herrera is 10 years old and the daughter of Israel and Ana Herrera. She attends Pleasanton Elementary School.

Sisters Kinzie and Kyndall Rakowitz are the daughters of Jason and Samantha Rakowitz. Both attend Our Lady of Grace Catholic School. Kinzie is 9 years old, while her younger sister is 7 years old.

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