Thursday, July 19, 2012

"La Garra de La Villita", ROTC Major Jessica Tavera, SCM Queen Candidates, Calendar of Events

          A SUCCESS: “La Garra de La Villita [Garage Sale] held Saturday, July 14, 2011 on 26th St. & Central Park Ave. in Little Village was a huge success.  This first annual event sponsored by the Little Village Community Council was colorful, exciting and festive.  Not even scattered showers damped vendors or the public’s spirit of doing business. 
          MORE THAN 33 vendors displayed their merchandise while 500 attendees looked for deals as they strolled down Central Park Ave. “Dickering” was the word of the day. Everybody wanted a bargain. There were lots of clothes, shoes, tools, DVD’s, videos, cosmetics, household goods, kitchen utensils, Tupperware, pictures, children toys, refreshments, candy, ice cream, burritos and tacos. Children at “La Garra” enjoyed playing in a Castle jumping jack or having their picture taken while riding a pony.
          OUTSTANDING CADET:  On May 9, 2012, at the annual “Cadet Salute” assembly the Dr. Hector P. Garcia AMVETS Post 326 presented a laptop computer to Major Jessica Tavera.  Major Tavera was recognized for her excellence as the most outstanding cadet in the Farragut Career Academy’s JROTC program. 
Left to right: LTC Ned Matich;
Albert Villasenor, Post 326 Chaplain;
Major Jessica Tavera;
Abundio Zaragoza, Commander, First District;
William Luna, Commander, AMVETS Post 326
          POST 326 also presented AMVET achievement medals to eight deserving cadets. 
          FARRAGUT’S JROTC Director LTC., Ned Matich, was presented with a plaque for his many years of dedication to the JROTC program and service to veterans. Matich retired this past June after sixteen years of service at Farragut.
          SCM CANDIDATES: Sociedad Civics Mexicans de Illinois, Inc. held a media presentation introducing its 12 candidates vying for this year’s crown to be Queen of SCM. The presentation was held Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at the Sea Wolf Restaurant located at 5503 W. Cermak Ave. in Cicero, IL. For the past forty years SCM has elected a Queen to represent the Mexican community. 
Left to right: Lucero Hermosillo, Yvette Calderon, Karen Ochoa, Darlene Mendez,
Kassandra Perez, Araceli Favela, Cynthia Jaramillo, Griselda Renteria, Arlette Gutierrez,
Jennifer Estefania, Claudia Enciso, Yasmine Velazquez
          THE ELECTION of the Queen will be held at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Chicago on Saturday, August 11, 2012. SCM officers are President Vincent Rangel, Vice-President Carlos Montoya, Secretary Sara Munoz Abramowicz, Treasurer Edwardo Rodriguez. For more information contact Mrs. Evelia Rodriguez, SCM Board member, at 773/617-1192.    
                                    CALENDAR OF EVENTS
          Thursday, July 19th2nd Annual Birthday Golf Outing for State Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez [24th Dist.] Gleneagles Golf Course, 13017 McCarthy Road, Lemont, IL For info call Lilly Kinney at 708/417-5680.
          Saturday, July 21stSummer Night of Soccer, 7:30 p.m. Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL. Chicago Fire vs. Aston Villa. Tickets are available for $10 each. Call 708/594-2113. 
          Thursday, July 26th“No Mas Hambre” forum to address Hunger Among Latinos at National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St., Chicago from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments & appetizers. Valet parking will be provided. For more info call 312/282-7774. 
           Saturday, July 28th—Tequila & Mezcal Fest, 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Ave. Entrada Gratis. $10 pasaporte para probar tequila y mezcal. For info: 312/276-0631.