The traditional ‘Cinco de Mayo’ cookout on May 5th was the first event of the year, put together by the JBS social committee to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the company.
The rich buffet featured traditional Mexican dishes and freshly barbecued meat for tacos for all employees to enjoy.
Cinco de Mayo is observed as a holiday in Mexico to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely defeat over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.
The JBS social committee consists of 6 employees as depicted in the image below. From left to right: Steve Krisch, Elvia Arceo, Emilie Sudar, Kathy Jakubowski, Lucy Martinez, Joe Gizzi.
The next planned event is the actual anniversary on June 1st, the date JBS was founded in 1986.