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

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Last Saturday, International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) celebrated its 50th Anniversary.  It was in 1967 that the Women’s Junior Service League (Junior League of McAllen) and the McAllen City Commission chartered IMAS. This year they honored and celebrated key orgnizations that help start the museum and various individuals.  The Dean Canty Big Band played music under the name Big Band Swing.  Seen at the event included:  Nena Siller; Roni Cortez; Turgo Rojare; Laura Nassri; Serena Pandos; Sandra Brown; Carmen Talbott; Erika Garza; Elizabeth Martinez Perkins; Rosanna Henrichson; John Pandos; Dean Canty; Mariyln Box; Carlos Melguizo; Anne Moore; Bill Ruppert; Eryn Wingert; and many many more.

The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. held their annual Empty Bowls Event on Tuesday.  Over 40 restarutants were present with their delicious food.  Patches & JoJo from KTEX were Emcees, and Chris Marshall played music.  Seen at the event included:  Ruby Martinez; Michelle Zamora; Gabriela Nunnery; Marty Charles; Claudia & Paul Gaytan; Norma Guevara; Andrea Rodriguez; Richard Gonzales; Jennifer Brown; Judy Kutugata; Nena Wright; Hollie Kirby; Olicia Glick; Flower Guerrero; Laura Vela; Renee Rodriguez-Betancourt; Debi Lou Chavez; Phillip Farias; Marla Cuellar; Michael Charles; Ruby De La Garza; Roxanne De La Garza-Garcia; Nanette Ortiz; Suzie Riddle; Suzanne Pena; Clara Chapa; Alexandra Pena; Kurt Schuster; Patty O’cana-Olivarez; Hector Olivarez; Betty Luna; Aida Lerma; Nereida & Luis Singleterry;  JoAnne Garcia; Mario Lozano and many many others.  It was a great event!

Congratulations to Caroline & Hondo Martinez on their wedding! Congrats to Ruby & Daniel Rincones on the birth of their baby boy, Daniel Cristian.

Save the date:  September 28th, the  American Cancer Society and M&R Jewelers will host their “Bling Fling,” from 5PM to 8PM, with partial proceeds to benefit Relay For Life.  Come shop for a cause at 117 South Main St., McAllenand enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks. 

 This week’s birthdays include:   Rebecca Garcia and Elaine Macias fromMonday.  Tuesday’s birthdays include:  Monica Guerra; Ana Maria Villegas; Maria Munoz; and Josephine Castillo.  Today’s birthdays include:  Tory Guerra; Debbie Holder; and Jhobana Hinojosa.  Thursday’s birthdays include: Elda Zendejas; Shannon Alexander; Drew Lentz; Sonja Ortega; Sandra De La Torre; Teresea Saldana; Maribel Cavazos; and Amber Tijerina.  Friday birthdays include:  Mike Gutierrez; Maritza Esqueda; Megan Johnson Gonzalez; Fernando Garza; and Cynthia Ramos.   Finally, weekend wishes are going out to:   Karen Aguirre; Yvette Morales; Joseph Holand; Willie McAllen; DeAnn Cohrs; Debbie Alvarez; Christine Clifford; Eric Esamilla; and Erica Rios.  Have a fabulous week and hope to see you soon!             

XoXo, April

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