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Friday, February 4, 2011

LOS BARRILES - Love and Friendship

LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP FAIR IN LOS BARRILES
Feb.11th-14th. Los Barriles is celebrating Valentines’ Day or “Dia de la Amistad” with a Fair: “The Love and Friendship Fair” sponsored by the Delegacion and the Narciso Mendoza Primary School. There will be food, rides, sporting events, a dance, crowning of the Queen, "Mil Corazones y un solo fin" walk/run, and an afternoon Valentine's Day celebration. This is the first ever! The theme is: "Your best friend is...your Heart," or “Keeping our Hearts healthy through exercise.” So, most of the events center around physical activities. Here is a list of events:
Friday:
5:00 pm: Inauguration of the “Love and Friendship Fair” in the Cancha followed by
Men’s Volleyball,

Saturday:
8:00 am: “Mil Corazones y un Solo Fin” Participants will walk/run from Buenos Aires
(alternative starting points are Ochoa's Chicken, and Otra Vez) to the Cancha.
11:00 am: Kid’s soccer at the soccer field,
4:00 pm: Women’s Volleyball, and
10:00 pm: Dance at the Cancha.

Sunday:
10:00 am: Bicycle race at the soccer field,
11:00 am Baseball and/or Soccer for the Secondary students, 5:00 pm Fitness
Marathon (step, zumba, aerobics) and
6:00 pm: Crowning of the “Queen of the Valentine’s Fair,” finally,

Monday (Valentines’ Day):
6:00 pm: an evening closing celebration.

(There are signs with the scheduled events posted on the Primary School gates)

This event is exciting because it raises health awareness. Register for the Walk/Run either with the Primary School teachers, at the DIF office, or at the Library. Cost is 20 pesos and includes a bottle of water. Money earned will be used for supplies etc for the school. …So, start stretching and get out your running shoes for a different kind of Heart Celebration...