1,000 children attend Cinco de Mayo themed performance at San Francisco church

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A massive Cinco de Mayo event was underway Thursday morning in San Francisco involving a 1,000 local school children at St. Mary's Cathedral. (KGO-TV)

A massive Cinco de Mayo event happened Thursday morning in San Francisco involving several local school children at St. Mary's Cathedral.

Volunteers performed "Always Forward! St. Junipero Serra and the California Missions" at Saint Mary's Cathedral for 1,000 San Francisco children. The field trip was put on by Francis in the Schools, a nonprofit that offers field trips for schools that might not otherwise be able to afford them.

"The basic idea behind the play is about the founding of California and the principals that the Franciscans brought, patterned on the life of St. Francis, which is unity and brotherhood," said performer Bob Carpenter.

And while they all hope the children in the audience take away a message of light and love, it seems the children in the show have gotten something out of all this too.

"Just being onstage I just feel like it's my natural place acting and singing," said Elliot Keefer, one young performer.
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