Cornyation 2013 sold out opening night

Former Cong­ressman Charles Gonzalez 'King Anchovy'


SAN ANTONIO - Cornyation has been a sold out Fiesta tradition for the past 30 years.

Since its inception, it has raised more than a million dollars to local charities such as San Antonio Aids Foundation, Beat Aids, and many other organizations.

This year’s King Anchovy is recently retired politician Charles Gonzalez. He was a big hit for people who stood in the long line before the show.

One of them was Robin Cardenas.

“These are professionals in the city of San Antonio that come out and spend their own time and own dedication,” said Cardenas.

Cornyation is a popular Fiesta tradition that takes shots at local politicians, celebrities, and front page news stories. And for Juanita Leal and her drum corp, it’s an event she’s proud to be a part of for the past four years.

“Every year that they’ve called us back, it’s been an honor to be a part of; but to be part of any Fiesta event but this one especially,” said Leal.

Proceeds not only support those affected by HIV/Aids but also college students in San Antonio who major in theatre arts.


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