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Happy Days at Pharr South

20220223 Happy Days DSC 0986By Herb Moering

“Happy Days” were here again as more than 100 residents enjoyed the Pharr South Park fashion show and luncheon on Friday, Feb. 18.

Those attending were reminded of the TV show, “Happy Days,” with the theme decorated hall, poodle skirts, saddle shoes, background music, and photos of Richie Cunningham and family, Potsie, Chachi, Ralphie, Joanie and of course the Fonz. That show, according to Dee Hammond, who offered the welcome and suggested they pretend they were at Arnold’s Diner, spanned 11 seasons from 1974 to 1984 with a total of 255 episodes.

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52nd Annual Pow Wow event planned

The Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas invites you to their 52nd Annual NDE DAA (Spring) Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas Homecoming Pow Wow on Saturday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Alton Recreation Center, 349 Dawes Ave. in Alton. A Badger Run and Ceremony will be held prior to the event at 7:30 a.m. Dancing and presentations will be held throughout the day. The event is free.

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Dave and Daphne are here to entertain

20220216 Dave and Daphne Show HMiller 1938You may have seen them at your park. You may have seen them at an Entertainers Showcase. Or you might have seen them perform at the Valley Star Awards a few years back. Wherever you saw them, you can never mistake what Dave and Daphne are here to do. This duet is here to entertain.

Dave and Daphne are here throughout the month of February entertaining the Winter Texans at several Winter Texan parks throughout the Valley. They even have a couple of shows in March this year. Look at their half page ad in this week’s paper.

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SPI Kite Fest a breeze

20220216 SPI Kite Fest ALB 0060By Anastasia Brunson

The SPI Kite Fest was quick and easy to spot, with very few clouds in the sky some kites could be clearly seen from the other side of the bridge in Port Isabel. I followed a line of cars weaving across the flats next to the SPI Convention Centre, found a parking space of sorts, and took some time in the car to layer on some gloves, a scarf, and a beanie. The weather was hovering around the high 40s to low 50s, but there was a pretty intense wind as well. This wind I’m sure, though I’m not a kite-flier, was beneficial to the dozens of kites that were maintaining their place in the sky.

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Chamber celebrates Winter Texans

Each year Winter Texans look forward to the great entertainment that performs at the annual Mission Winter Texan Fiesta. The event is held by the Mission Chamber to say “Thank you” to the Winter Texans that make the Valley their home during the winter season. The event features great entertainment, vendors, and complimentary meals for the first 1,000 attendees.

This year’s entertainment is Rick McEwen and Curt James.

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Leisure World holds quilt show

The Leisure World Quilters sixth biannual quilt show will be held February 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Main Hall, 400 East 18th St. in Weslaco. The quilter's raffle quilt is king size measuring 106"x106" in green, rust, and gold colors. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and are available from any of the Leisure World quilters or at the show. The drawing will be held at the end of the show, and you don't need to be present to win.

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Palm Gardens donates to charities

20220216 Palm Gardens donates 01At their weekly Koffee Klatch on February 3, Palm Gardens Activities Club President, Wray Pedro, invited Victor Rivera from Loaves and Fishes and Gracie Bradwell from Valley Haven Emergency Shelter to accept a check for $645 each. “It was truly a pleasure and honor to receive it. Truly a blessing,” said Rivera of the donation. The residents recently had a pie/cake auction which brought in $1,290 for charity. They decided to split these dollars between these two organizations as both programs are valuable contributors in helping our community.

Ladies get outdoors with Friday Bucket List excursions

20220209 Friday IMG 5494Good friends Taunnie Russell, Ruth Sagehorn, and Dorothy Jensen have become what I have dubbed the Friday Bucket List Ladies. These ladies are not only friends during their time at Winter Haven Park in Pharr, but they also get together during the summer.

I recently met with the ladies, and they couldn’t stop laughing and smiling as they shared all the fun they had trying to stay active during lockdown.

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Last week for presales to VSA

20220209 Johnathan LenThis is your last chance for presales for tickets for the Valley Star Awards. This year’s entertainment includes Curt James, Johnathan Len, Justin Terry, Mountain Highway, Rebecca Lawless, and Ron and Jan Easter.

It’s going to be a great show. Be sure to call and reserve your tickets as soon as possible. This is a show you don’t want to miss.

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