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Canadians enjoy Riverside Club celebration

Regine and Ken, of Manitoba, Canada, took the complimentary golf-cart ride from the Riverside Club’s overflow parking to the club itself for the annual Canada Day celebration, and enjoyed the ride in the warm air. “It’s our sixth year in the Valley,” Ken said with a smile. “We’re ‘too old to be cold.’ We even have that painted on the side of our trailer.”

The warm Texas weather was the main draw for many more Canadians and other Winter Texans who came south and gathered on Canada Day at the Riverside Club in Mission, Texas.

Phil and Mary Jo Dobberfuhl, of Oconomowoc, Wis., travelled down to the Valley for the very first time, and were delighted to become Winter Texans.

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77th Rio Grande Valley Livestock show is Mar. 11-20

The 77th annual Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show, one of the largest livestock shows in the nation, will kick off with a preview night Thursday, Mar. 10 at 4 p.m. with a $5 parking fee and free gate admission. All other days admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. The carnival will be open and the Junior Santa Gertrudis Futurity will be held at 7 p.m. in the event center.

The Livestock Show officially runs from Mar. 11 through Mar. 20. Look for rodeos, concerts, agricultural exhibits, horse and cattle shows along with pigs, goats, rabbits, and other animals on display for judging. There will be a petting zoo for children. The exhibit halls will be filled with FFA and 4-H projects, antique farm equipment, specialty entertainment and a variety of vendors with items for sale. When you get hungry, you’ll find all a number of food vendors lining the fairway offering a wide variety of food, snacks and beverages. There is a beer garden for those who are tired of walking and want to relax a bit. It is a great way to spend one or more days enjoying the warm March weather in the Rio Grande Valley.

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Male Vocalist of the Year Bill Chrastil captivates audiences

Bill Chrastil, of Lincoln, Nebraska, has been performing for Winter Texans for three years. His efforts have paid off because Winter Texans voted him 2016 Male Vocalist of the Year. A beautiful voice and a high-energy show that leaves the viewer exhausted from just watching him as he jumps, dances across the stage, gives high kicks and does splits while singing the songs of popular male vocalists.

Bill has been entertaining audiences for over 30 years as a musician, singer and songwriter. He has performed in Branson, where he has received numerous awards including Best Gospel CD of the Year, Best Voice Impressionist, and Best Horizon Show of the Year, He is a member of the Nebraska and South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame and a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association.

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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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