It’s another beautiful week in the Rio Grande Valley…

Had a wonderful Easter weekend that included sweet celebrations of faith, family and friends.  Attended an early Easter dinner at Casa Curran, home of Ashley & Eric Curran of Mission. Festivities included a late-night Easter egg hunt for adults and lots of yummy food and drink.  Loved seeing Danielle Reed, David Rodriguez, Kurt Schuster, Bonnie Cabrera, Clara Chapa, Jim Bob Sides, Jason Broughton, Ryan Peterson and Jared Marks.

Other Easter gatherings included a lovely post-church lunch at the home of Karen & David Peterson. Enjoyed a delicious meal and great company, including Laura & John Harrison, Lauren Harrison, and Mary Kay & Mike Broughton.

Kudos to Rio Grande Valley Aggies for putting on a fantastic Aggie Muster event recently at Cimarron Country Club in Mission.  Former A&M professors Drs. Joe Townsend and Chris Townsend were honored guests, with Joe serving as Muster speaker. He gave a great talk that was both reverent and nostalgic, as well as inspirational and hilarious.  Seen at Aggie Muster were Sister & Carlos Guerra, Laura Ramirez, Carlitos Guerra, Victor Guerra, Tina Guerra, Laura Caballero, Erica de le Garza-Lopez, DeAnn Cohrs, Tania & Brian Reed, Marian, Shawn & Byron Swanberg, MaryEllen & Tom Stocker, Lauren Harrison, Lauren Holland, Alison Jones, RuthAnn & Whiteney Jones, TJ Perez, Nina Rodriguez, Rene Rodriguez, Jason Powell, Omar Cavazos, Marabeth & Taylor Schuster, Fernando Perez, Omar De Leon, and Theresa Allen, just to name a few!!

This Friday is the day for the Relay For Life of McAllen McAllen High School Stadium!  As you’ve heard from me before, Relay is an incredible American Cancer Society event where members of the community come together to CELEBRATE cancer survivors, REMEMBER loved ones lost, and FIGHT BACK to find a cure.  Relayers will stay up all night long and walk/run throughout the night to remind us that cancer never sleeps.  Committee members including Evanna Cramer, Laura Gutierrez, Terry Pruneda, Dale Cramer, Annabel Tellez, Nora Melendez, Brittany Melendez, and Mary Lou Trevino are encouraging the community to attend for opening ceremonies at 7:00pm and stay as long as you would like.  For more information, call the American Cancer Society office at 682-8329.  Hope to see you there!

As for birthdays for this week…

Belated birthday wishes this week go to Amanda Baker and Mindy Schroeder, who celebrated earlier this week.  Pepe Cabeza De Vaca and Mike LaMantia celebrate today, with Cathy Helgeson celebrating tomorrow.  Friday birthday include Tracy Brattin Gerdes, Eric Caceres, Jerome Kotzur and Robert Ramones.  And blowing out candles this weekend are: Annie King, Annie Mancha, Philip Sarmiento, Diane Farley, Chloe Veron, Trudy Cassity and Yvonne Keathly! Happy Birthday everyone!!

Upcoming events you should know about…

THIS WEEKEND:  Thanks to Tory Guerra for the following information on the upcoming Fishing For Kids Tournament, hosted by the Edinburg Children’s Hospital:  “We are hosting our Inaugural Fishing For Kids Tournament.  It will be held on May 6 and 7 2011 at Louie's Backyard in South Padre Island.  Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the ECHF, a non-profit that is dedicated to helping sick children in the Rio Grande Valley.  For more information, please email echfoundation1@gmail.com.”  Thanks, Tory!

Next Wednesday, the Mission Chamber of Commerce will hold it’s signature monthly networking Buenas Tardes  Luncheon, May 11 from 12-1 pm, at The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce. The cost for lunch is just $10 per person.  To RSVP, contact Alex Garcia or Sarah Castillo at 956-585-2727 at The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce.

Also coming up on May 14 th is the Friends for Hope 1st Annual Fishing Tournament.  Friends for Hope is an organization of young adults in the upper Rio Grande Valley dedicated to helping local children suffering from cancer. The mission of Friends for Hope is to raise funds for the Vannie E. Cook, Jr. Children's Cancer and Hematology Clinic in McAllen TX, provide volunteers to support the clinic staff, and to help create community awareness about the clinic and the needs of the young patients that it serves.  For more information, visit www.friendsforhope.com.? 

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

heather

Note to all readers: You can find I SEE YOU on Facebook at facebook.com/iseeyouRGV. Post your news, events, and birthdays on this page or send to Heather at: iseeyouRGV@gmail.com. Remember, at least one week ahead!