Hollister hosts the first youth exhibition

More than 500 people attend the event featuring activities for young people.

This article was written by Leila Sadeghian, intern at BenitoLink

February 26, Hollister Downtown The association in partnership with the American Legion Post 69 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9242 held its first youth exhibit at the Veterans Memorial Building. The exhibit showcased over 60 different grassroots organizations catering to youth in the community.

More than 500 people visited the various booths during the three-hour event, according to Hollister Downtown Association chief executive Omar Rosa.

“We decided to hold this event today because we believe it is important to showcase what our community has to offer. This is our first annual youth exhibition and we plan to do it every year. said Maria Spandri, Manager of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Building, whose office is located inside the Veterans Memorial Building.

Local youth activities included martial arts, karate, art classes, football and Pop Warner cheerleaders, dance classes, police explorers, tutoring programs, gymnastics, scouting, horseback riding lessons, succulent planting, kickboxing, music lessons, and high school clubs.

The event also included live performances from the Ha’a Hula dance group TeReva O Te Manu and the San Benito High School Velocity dance team.

Community member Maggie Enow, who has children enrolled in Hollister Cowboys Football and Cheer, said: “It’s informative for the local community as many people move to Hollister and it’s important to know what families can do here.

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