It's another beautiful week in the Rio Grande Valley . . .

The Mission Chamber of Commerce recently held its Annual Banquet, where outstanding Mission citizens were recognized. Among them were Sylvia Wolf (First Lady of Mission), Ricardo Martinez (Mr. Mission), Cuquis Cerda (Woman of the Year), Dr. Noel Garza (Man of the Year), and Lindslee Brunson (Volunteer of the Year) . . .

Also seen at the Mission Chamber Banquet were Ann Whitfield, Gracie Ramos, Mary Alice & Scott Martin, Rebecca & David Crook, Rosemary & Joe Roseland, Terry & Fred Kurth, Julio Cerda, Mayor Beto Salinas, David Saenz, Matt Ruzszak, Crystal Santos, Todd Breland, Sarah Alvarado, Willie Martinez, Norma Diaz, Evelyn Saenz, Javier Iruegas, and JB & Pat Townsend, among many others!

Attended a recent function of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce where I got to visit with lots of great folks, including Debi Maqueda of Express Employment Professionals, Crystal Olvera of United Blood Services, Roel Delgado of Ueta, Belinda Jenkins of the Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas, George Aguilar of Aguilar & Associates, Adan Salazar of AJS Wealth Management, Brenda Martinez of Clark Knapp Honda, Erika Maciel of Oxford Asset Management, Patty Castillo of Social Life Magazine, Steve Chung of Blackstar Group, Iliana Lerma of Xcell Orthopaedics, and Luis Cantu with the Chamber, just to name a few.

As for birthdays for this week...

Thanks to Melba Garza for keeping me apprised of birthdays this week (as well as a couple that I missed from last week): Frank Gaytan and Beth Dietz Parker celebrated last Friday, while Noe O. Garza celebrated Monday. And, Mission's Fire Chief Ricardo Saldana celebrates today!

Also celebrating this week were Lexi Sereni, Lori Fonseca and Phaedra (Friend) Troy from Monday, while Lucy Garcia, Lolly Durso, Paul Neugebauer, Brooke (Walker) Pearson, Melody Alleyn, Diana Garcia and my beautiful mother Mary Kay Broughton celebrated yesterday. Today's birthdays include Chad Wilson, Margaret Colley, and Sandra Semper, while Monica Flores has a birthday tomorrow. Doug Young, Barbara Perry, Sasha (Schroeder) Harris and Susie Cherry celebrate Friday.....and, weekend birthday wishes include: Christina (Schroeder) Baese, Anna Ramirez, Cindy Garza, Nancy Welch, Dennis Neal, Kendra (Worbington) Allen, Melissa De La Garza, as well as Sarah Jones. WOW! That's a lot of birthdays!!

Events you should know about...

Please join the Friends for Hope organization for the 7th Annual Benefit event, featuring Robert Earl Keen - Saturday, October 29th at Las Palmas Racepark in Mission! VIP tickets are available for purchase at $100 each. Table donations start at $1,000 and include 10 tickets! Proceeds from the event will go to the Vannie E. Cook, Jr Childrens Cancer & Hematology Clinic in McAllen. This is a private show. Tickets include dinner by Koko's, beer, and wine for those of age. Call 956-213-8244 to buy your table or tickets.

Also coming up soon is the 59th Annual Easter Seals RGV Dinner, to be held Thursday, October 27th at 6:00 p.m. the McAllen Convention Center. This year's humanitarian honorees are A.R. "Felo" & Maxine Guerra. In addition, the popular painted ostrich egg auction will take place -- you won't want to miss it! For more information, contact Marilyn Fox at 956-631-9171 or mfox@easterseals-rgv.org.

I wish you love & blessings in the coming week and I hope to "see you" soon!

HEATHER

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