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PHOTOS: Mexican Independence Day Celebration at Four Rivers Cultural Center

Kenly Molina, 5, from Payette whacks the daylights out of a piñata at the Mexican Independence Day Celebration at Four Rivers Cultural Center Sunday, Sept. 15. (The Malheur Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

ONTARIO – Today is Mexico's Independence Day, but the fun kicked off yesterday in Ontario with a celebration at Four Rivers Cultural Center. The free event now in its seventh year brought folks from across the Treasure Valley for traditional Mexican food, dancing, mariachi and piñatas.

Children make a run for the candy spilling out of a gutted piñata. (The Malheur Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

Carolina Gomez, recruiter for the Migrant Education Program at the Ontario School District, sells "aguas frescas . . .