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Victoria Palms hosts 20th Annual Style Show and Luncheon

“The Magic of Fashion” the 20th annual Victoria Palms Style Show was held Monday, Feb. 22 in the resort ballroom. The gentlemen of the park escorted the ladies who arrived for the luncheon to their tables, and they later served the meal. A luncheon of tomato basil soup, chicken salad on a roll, pasta, and chocolate cake was served.

During lunch Jim Demers played lively music to keep the ladies entertained. He played old favorites like “You Are My Sunshine,” “Make the World Go Away,” “He’ll Have to Go,” and “Love Me Tender.” When the fashion show started, he played quiet background music.

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Willie & Company coming to Llano Grande March 11

Willie & Company is coming to Llano Grande on Friday, Mar. 11. Willie is not just a character; he is a personality unto himself and most definitely the star of the show. Just ask him. With the face of a 5-year-old and the mind of a lad not much older, Willie loves the ladies, torments the men, and steals the hearts of both.

Willie can be a smart aleck but deep down he is a totally sincere young man whose attributes include his tremendous wit, and his ability to get the audience involved in the show. Willie’s singing, wisecracking and comical antics are his alone and that’s why he is the star. He is almost convinced he can do the show alone, an attitude that represents ventriloquism at its very finest.

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Popular Golden Oldies Show returns

Three well-known performers in the Rio Grande Valley will be doing a show called Golden Oldies that features songs of the 1950s and 1960s. This year, the show will star John Sager, Susan Hudson Carman and Greg Jones.

The shows will take place Sunday, Mar. 6 at 2 p.m. at Mission Bell 1711 Bus. 83 (605-610-6114); Tuesday, Mar. 8 at 2 p.m. at Park Place, 5401 Bus 83, Harlingen (956-412-0375); and Saturday, Mar. 12 at 2 p.m. at Palm Shadows, 200 N. Val Verde Road, Donna, (956-464-3326). Tickets are $12. Call the parks for tickets.

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Dazzling Dolphins put on Rhinestone Cowgirl Red Hat party

On a recent Tuesday, the Dazzling Dolphins, the Red Hat Society chapter for South Padre Island, held their annual beach party at the Schlitterbahn water park. Ladies from all of the groups in the Rio Grande Valley were invited to attend and wear “denim and diamonds” for the event.

The ladies from different clubs shared tables with ladies from other clubs and, while enjoying a Mexican buffet lunch, some of the ladies exchanged ideas for other Red Hat groups to try. Some involved field trips to places like Laguna Atascosa where the ocelots live. Some of the ladies said they saw one during their visit, though sightings are extremely rare.

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Magnolia Park residents build buggy from beer cans

Those who visit Magnolia RV Park’s annual Arts & Crafts Show Day on Sunday, Mar. 6 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. are in for a treat. Several of the men from the park put their heads together after seeing a picture in a magazine and have been working in secret to create one of the most unusual crafts to be found in the Valley. They built an almost full-sized sprint buggy out of beer cans!

These creative men are Don Knorr, of Rockford, Illinois, Larry and Duane Ergen, of Clear Water Minnesota, and Myron Van Houweling.

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Ladies celebrate Red Hat Festival of Tables

Approximately 400 Red Hat Society Ladies from all over the Rio Grande Valley gathered Feb. 9 at the Nomad Shrine Club in Pharr to enjoy the annual Festival of Tables. This is a special event where Red Hat groups from all over the Rio Grande Valley set a themed table for other Red Hatters to enjoy.

Themes varied from table to table. Many had holiday themes such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Easter, Fourth of July, Valentines Days or St. Patrick’s Day or Mardi Gras. Several had water themes like the beach, a lake resort, lighthouses, Hawaii, or fish.

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