Ofelia Vasquez-Philo chosen as Día de los Muertos 2018 honoree

Ofelia Vasquez-Philo. Daily Record archive photo

The late Ofelia Vasquez-Philo has been selected as the 2018 honoree for this year’s Día de los Muertos 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run scheduled for Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Hernandez Elementary School.

During her life, Vasquez-Philo contributed much to the San Marcos community. During the morning 5k ceremony she will be honored and remembered posthumously for her generous community spirit and service to local citizens. Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated every year during the fall season. This cultural holiday has been celebrated throughout the world for hundreds of years by the gathering of family and friends to pray for and remember their deceased loved ones. Unlike what the name implies, Día de los Muertos does not celebrate death. It is a rejoicing and celebration of the lives of friends and family who have died.

This will mark the sixth year for the Día de los Muertos 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run which is an annual event that everyone in the family can enjoy! Online registration will begin soon online. For general inquiries, email or follow them on Facebook.

5k proceeds will benefit the Johnnie T. Rosales Memorial scholarship 501c3 organization which provides annual scholarship awards to selected San Marcos High School students with a portion of the proceeds also benefiting the Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos.

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