Community Love to JCIRA! – November 12

Due to the November 5 power outage at Finnriver, the Dia de Los Muertos event is rescheduled to Saturday, November 12.

This Mexican holiday honors ancestors and deceased loved ones with traditional offerings of food, beverages, flowers and candles. KPTZ is pleased to media partner in support of this upcoming event. What makes it even more heartwarming is that net proceeds go to Jefferson County Immigrant Rights Advocates – JCIRA, helping immigrants get access to legal help here in our area.

On Saturday, November 12 there will be an altar-building workshop, decorated gravesites, kid crafts, tamales, hot cocoa and face-painting, rain or shine! Mexican artist Luz Rosario will lead the altar-building workshop where participants can create a portable “ofrenda” (altar) to honor loved ones who have passed. This workshop will teach how to make paper flowers, painted mini-skulls, and tiny “papel picado” (paper prayer flags), as well as learn the significance of objects on the altar. It is both a fun and moving way of connecting to those who have crossed over, as well as to the holiday itself. Good for families too!