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    Community Chatter: T-locs share their favorite part of the All Souls Procession

    Tucson’s annual All Souls Procession graced the streets of downtown Tucson and Fourth Avenue on Sunday. From elaborate face painting at Hotel Congress to the procession’s Grand Finale party at the Mercado San Agustín, downtown seemed to ceaselessly bustle with activity. Festivities aside, a few T-locs shared their favorite part of All Souls with the Daily Wildcat.

    Linda Read

    “I actually haven’t seen [the procession] yet. We’ve been getting our faces painted the whole time since we got here. So I haven’t seen it, but the idea of it and the concept of honoring your ancestors and the people who aren’t here anymore appeals to me.”

    Shauna Fyfe

    “Last year I walked in the parade and I liked seeing and I liked seeing all the floats and things, especially the ones that weren’t just about honoring ancestors — also the ones with different interpretations of kind of what death and moving on is.”

    Charles Schmier

    “Just that everybody seems to get along. … It’s a good community event.”

    Michelle Rhoeds

    “My favorite part is that it’s happy memories of the people that we lost. It’s a celebration.”

    Rawe Awnesty

    “The camaraderie, the community, the celebrating, the gathering of people who are no longer physically here with us but have transferred over into the spiritual realm. We just really feel that sort of crossover with the community. That’s what I like most.” 

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