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Lufkin's Cinco de Mayo festival attracts thousands

Alejandro Moy, 11, with her baby brother Joshua, who's fighting a brain tumor. Alejandro Moy, 11, with her baby brother Joshua, who's fighting a brain tumor.

By Jena Johnson - bio | email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – Kiwanis Park was packed Saturday with hundreds of people celebrating the 14th annual Communities Cinco de Mayo.   

Although the actual holiday is not until Wednesday, it didn't stop Lufkinites from enjoying authentic Mexican food, entertainment and the beautiful weather.

This year's festival was called, "Let's Fill Joshua's Pinata," in an effort to raise money for the poster child, three-year-old Joshua Moy, who's battling a brain tumor.

In November 2009, Joshua underwent his first surgery in Houston to remove part of the tumor. Next week, the little boy will travel back to Houston with his mother for his first round of chemotherapy.

Joshua's sister, Alejandro Moy, 11, said her family needs the financial and emotional support to help her baby brother get well.

A Communities Cinco de Mayo spokesperson said they hope to raise around $6,000 for the Moy family.

If you missed Saturday's festival and would like to donate to the Moy family, head to Capital One Bank in Lufkin. There's an account under Joshua Moy. 

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