Giving Thanks Through Music at Mi Gracia

Cicero’s Clergy Committee and the Town of Cicero started September giving thanksfor the annual tradition of Mi Gracia Fest, marking summer’s end.

More than 30 community churches joined at Cicero Community park for the ninth year to unite in Christian fellowship through music, entertainment, and spritual guidance. Church leaders throughout the three-day event prayed for the safety of the town and promoted a healthy and safe family environment.

The festival is a hallmark of the close-knit relationships Cicero churches have with each other, and their contributions to keeping the town’s streets and parks as safe as they have been for over a decade.

“First and foremost, we are here to praise God, focusing on the guidance we are given throughout our daily lives,” said Ismael Vargas, Cicero’s chaplain. “But we also thank God for the support our church community receives from Town President Larry Dominick and town officials for being sensitive to the importance of this event and recognizing that God should be in the center of this community and all that we do.”

Mi Gracia Fest has grown every year of its existence, expanding from a one-day event to a three-day festival with crowds that extend from the pavilion to the corner of 34th and Laramie, filling most of the the town’s largest park.