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Around Town in San Felipe - May 2009

Around Town in San Felipe

This San Felipe "Around Town" is dedicated to all the Lions members and Mexico Living staff and volunteers who coordinated the 3rd Annual Blues and Arts Fiesta. The show was amazing, featuring award-winning artists from all over the U.S. as well as our local award-winning bands, Vatos Locos and Agave Blues. We also had an array of extremely talented artists from Baja coast-to-coast and the U.S., with the Pai-Pai Indians in authentic garb and beautiful pottery and handmade jewelry. San Felipe’s own Best of winner, Andrena Joyce, had her talent displayed proudly, a real treat for all who took the time to see her work. Funds raised at the event benefit Sonshine Hacienda, a home for displaced children in San Felipe.

Other events in March included the 1st Annual Charity Golf Classic, promoted by San Felipe Youth Foundation with the assistance of the Universal Golf Foundation. D’Andre White and Eusubio “Chevy” Reyes worked diligently to make this tournament a success. Thanks to all the volunteers, who helped to make that event a success, also raising money for Sonshine Hacienda.

Steak in the Park was held at the park in downtown San Felipe, hosted by Rotary Club, and featured the music of 2AM, Tom O’Neill and Alan Mayov. Let’s not forget the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 that donned our town with racers from all parts of the world. Tech inspection is always a favorite, parading the racers along the Malec√≥n, handing out all sorts of memorabilia to their fans. Lots of beer was needed for this event! This reporter got to see a rollover at Mile 25, an incredible sight. Fortunately, no one was hurt in that incident, but the driver and passenger appeared to be a little disoriented from the roll after roll the racecar took.

Caminata Contra el Cancer was a great success, bring out even the smallest of participants, including a Chihuahua pup, aptly numbered "1/2." San Felipe Ladies Yacht Club held a Scavenger Hunt in town, one list included a chrome lug nut. So, one of the gals decided to be really resourceful, taking one off of Tom Edwards’ Jeep outside of Fat Boys. Ending another funfilled month in San Felipe gives invitation to more excitement to come! Nearing the end of the snowbird season, we must remember that local charities will still be operating and need your help. Contact San Felipe Rotary (686-576-0112), San Felipe Lions Club (686-212-3599), Club Las Amigas (686-202-0455), ZAPP Spay/Neuter Project (686-577-2708), and Carol Spradlin for Casa de Fe (686-577-3176).