Blessing Of The Peace Keepers: Fiesta Council Holds Blessing Ceremony For Public Safety Officers & Employees
ESPAÑOLA – Thursday afternoon several local police departments came together at the Convento on the plaza in Española to receive a blessing in the beginning of the Fiesta Española .
The Española Police Department, Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office, E911 staff, the Española fire department, and the Santa Clara Police Department were all invited by the mayor of Española and the Fiesta Council to receive a blessing and message of well wishes for a safe and peaceful Fiesta 2015.
Mayor Alice Lucero at the end of the blessing said “We are looking forward to a wonderful safe weekend and invite the public to join us for lots of entertainment, good food and fun. Que viva la fiesta the Española!”
See below for more images from the blessing of the police force for the Fiesta.
Espanola Police officers posing for a photo after the blessing. Courtesy photo
Fiesta Court and attendees during the blessing.
Officers and cadets