Dia de los Niños celebrates the San Jacinto Valley’s historical roots, art

Photos by Matthew McPherson/The Valley ChronicleJust a few of the many baskets Mary Margaret Masiel has produced throughout the years. ■ By Matt McPherson / Columnist More than 60 people celebrated Dia de los Ninos at the Valle Vista Library on April 14 by exploring the Native American and Spanish culture and art for which our valley is known. The day began with hands-on arts and crafts, then delved into a presentation on Native American basket weaving and gourd decorating. Traditional Mexican dances were performed by a local folklorico dance group. Stephanie Milner, library branch manager, helped children craft colorful tissue paper flowers and Ojo de Dios (God’s eye), which is

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