History of Fiesta Especial
Fiesta Especial was created by students at River City Christian School (RCCS) in 2003 and became an official Fiesta event in 2006. Until 2009, Fiesta Especial was held at the RCCS campus on Blanco Road. Due to the growth of Fiesta Especial (7,000 attendees in 2008) and the amount of time and resources needed to organize and fund the event, RCCS did not hold Fiesta Especial in 2010. In 2013, Reaching Maximum Independence, Inc. became the official Partner Member Organization (PMO) sanctioned by the Fiesta San Antonio Commission to operate Fiesta Especial. RMI has increased the outreach of Fiesta Especial by adding a Royal Court, 5K and Parade to the carnival experience.
Fiesta Especial Leadership Team
Pamela Kelly - Fiesta Partner Member Organization President
Judie Gustafson - Fiesta Partner Member Organization Commissioner
Melanie Cawthon - Fiesta Especial Program Director
RMI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides educational outreach for children, along with residential and vocational alternatives that allow adults with developmental disabilities to live and work as independently as possible in our community.
_Fiesta Especial 5K & Parade Committees
Fiesta Especial Meet & Greet Committee
_Fiesta Especial Royal Court Committee
Fiesta Especial Royal Court Alumni Committee