About 25 to 30 people had volunteered to help at the festival this year, but at least 100 volunteers were needed, said Eric Esquivel, president of the festival.
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"A (handful) of people can't put the whole thing on," Esquivel
But word of the cancellation spread quickly.
"As soon as people found out, we were overwhelmed with people saying they were on board, both Latino and Anglo," he
About 80 people came forward, giving organizers the volunteer help they need, he
On Friday, organizers voted again and reversed the decision to cancel the event. Esquivel is president and co-owner of La Isla, a monthly family-oriented Spanish-language magazine that already had printed the cancellation of the event in this month's edition.
"I'll have to fix that.Maybe take a black Sharpie and black it out, whatever it takes," he
Organizers will use the next few days spreading the news by word of mouth, through Bluffton-based Radio Sol 1430
-- an all Spanish station -- and in churches.
As quickly as word of the cancellation spread, hopefully word of the festival's resurrection will be just as fast, Esquivel