Quinceañera Festivity

After the quinceañera ceremony at Our Lady of Guadalupe
Church in Fellsmere, Evelia is greeted by friend and
schoolmate Katrina Kirkland.

  Surrounded by her chambelanes, Evelia dances a final
  dance with her escorts at the quinceañera.

           Velia Solis, right, Evelia's sister, places plates of homemade
           Mexican food on a tray for servers to take to guests. All of
           Evelia's sisters, dressed in their formal gowns, helped in
           preparing and serving the food for the quinceañera.


           An important part of the quinceañera reception is the dances
           that are performed by Evelia and her court of chambelanes. 
           Evelia dances the first dance with her father. After that, she
           is eligible to dance with any man. Asalia Solis, Evelia's sister,
           motions to their parents to come forward so that the dances
           can begin.

Tito DeLaPaz, left, and Ramiro Solis, right, dance with
Evelia before a crowd of their family and friends inside the
Ag Expo Center at the Indian River County Fairgrounds. 
By the end of the night more than 500 people were attending.