New leadership working on Puerto Rican Day parade

April 1, 2014 2:33:09 PM PDT
For the first time, we are hearing from the new leaders working on this year's Puerto Rican Day parade.

And they say this year's celebration will go on despite a recent scandal.

Much of the old parade leadership was forced out after a state investigation uncovered years of alleged money mismanagement.

A new board is now in place.

And they say they have made changes, to return the parade to its roots.

"Our goal is to make this more of a cultural, educational event," said Rosa Gutierrez, the parade's treasurer and executive board member. "We're focusing on the culture, making it a family friendly event and focusing on the important history of Puerto Rico."

Along with the change in leadership, the organizers have unveiled a new parade logo and set up a new website.

There you can also apply to march in the celebration on June 8th.

Here is the link:

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