Fiesta with the Lord this weekend

Fiesta with the Lord collects nonperishable food items and donates proceeds every year to the Hays County Food Bank. Last year they raised enough to provide 15 holiday meal boxes to families during Thanksgiving. PHOTOS COURTESY OF JOSHUA DIAZ

This weekend, different Christian music groups – that cover a multitude of genres – will gather together for two days of music and fellowship.

Fiesta with the Lord kicks off Friday night at 7 p.m. with Judge Not, a hard rock Christian band and will continue with the Luminares, a Conjunto Christian band; and Heaven Bound, a contemporary Christian band. The music will start up again on Saturday and will feature local church worship teams throughout the day and will finish with a worship service led by Terry MacAlmon at 6 p.m.

Fiesta with the Lord offers free train rides for kids and lawn games.

MacAlmon is considered a gifted keyboardist and singer, who has recorded several worship albums including “I Came to Worship You,” “Live Worship from the World Prayer Center,” and “For God and the Nations.”

According to organizer Joshua Diaz, he and his wife started Fiesta with the Lord because they wanted to provide more reasonably-priced and family-friendly events in San Marcos.

“In 2010 I decided I wanted to do something with music because I love music,” Diaz said. “So I just felt that getting some groups together and having some fellowship and having some festivities that are reasonable for families was important. We try to keep everything simple and not very expensive and try to do as much as we can free of charge for the children.”

The first year they hosted the event in the parking lot at Sinai Pentecostal Church in San Marcos. The next year they graduated to a bigger venue, San Marcos Plaza Park, and grew the event. Since then, Fiesta with the Lord has hosted fellowship events in other cities across the state, but always hosts the San Marcos event in early November.

Fiesta with the Lord is a free event. There will be food and beverage booths for attendees to purchase and enjoy while listening to the music as well as free lawn games and even free train rides around Plaza Park for children.

Fiesta with the Lord is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and will be donating all the funds that are raised to the Hays County Food Bank. They will also be collecting nonperishable food items and checks made out to the Hays County Food Bank to help provide Thanksgiving dinners to local indigent families. Their goal is to surpass last year’s collection that provided 15 families with Thanksgiving dinners. Thirty dollars will provide a low-income family with a holiday meal box that includes: a 10-12 pound frozen turkey or ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, corn, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and applesauce.

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San Marcos Daily Record

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