It’s another beautiful week in the Rio Grande Valley!

Noon Rotary Club of Mission held their meeting last Thursday at Molcas in Mission.  Guest speakers, Tammie Risica, Community Engagement of American Cancer Society spoke about the services offered at the local office and overall.  Rotary presented checks to the Ruben Hinojosa Elementary EarlyAct Club for their fundraising and service efforts.  The Boys & Girls Club of Mission also were awarded funds.  Those that attended included:  Laura Villarreal; Lupita Ramirez; Teri Plata; Rotary Assistant Governor, Adam Lara;Rotary Governor, Betty Lara; Ferney Medina; Elizabeth Moreno; Aracely Rios; and Principal, Lou Ann Sarachene; Director, Toro Martinez; Xavier Sanchez; Abraham Gutierrez; Lenny Garza; and others. The Mission Rotary will be collecting canned foods for their Thanksgiving project very soon.

Julie Baker Peterson and baby boy were showered with many gifts and love last Thursday at a baby shower hosted by the two lovely grandmothers.  Seen were:  Karen Peterson; Raquel Baker; Marcela Gomez; Susana Santos de Garcia; Anabel Arellano; Nikki Baker; Lauren Bassett; Kim Keller; Jessica Adame; Daniella Rodriguez; Barbara Quiroga de Kanwar; Ana Na; Judy Garcia; Sofi Ardila de Martinez; Judy Garcia; Bertha Garcia; Rose Mora; Heather Marks; Beatriz Benitez; Teresa Burleson; Laura Mosely Dorrity; Tissa Peterson; Lori Peterson Perez; DeAnn Peterson Cohrs; Brittany Peterson; Monica De Leon; Martiza Navarro; Jean Gearhart; Leslye Santos; Samira Mohamed Rodriguez; Victoria Guerra; Therese Dominguez; Jennifer Melendez; Amy Booth; Clara Chapa; Maritza Pruneda; Vanessa Pardo; Heather Pardo; Dr. Jennifer Almonte-Gonzalez; Yrma Guerra; and many many more. We cannot wait to meet him!

Saturday you could hear the State Farm Arena Rockin with the Rocketman himself, Elton John.  Seen at the Farm were Amy Booth; Lucy Garcia; Ruby Garcia Wallingsford; Marla Bazan; Dora Cortez; Susie Booth; Stephen Jennings; Jeremy Schmatz; Donna Schmatz; Marisol Adame; Melissa Garcia-Martinez; Raul Moreno; Janie Rodriguez; Julie Stuckley; Elva Enriquez; Claudia Hernandez; and many many more!! What a day in Valley history!!

This weekend I traveled to my motherland, Aggieland for one of the most nail biting games I have been to since we use to play that other Texas team.  My Aggies beat the Tennessee Volunteers in a second overtime by a touchdown!  The 5 hour game had me on an emotional rollercoaster but in the end we won and a win is a WIN!  Seen at the game from the Valley were:  Jana & Blaine Hendrick; CJ Trevino; Erin & Eugene Palacios; Heather & Matt Koeneke;Daniel Hinojosa; and others.  Whoop!  

This week’s birthdays include:  Monday, Dr. Sonia Trevino; Suzan Daghestani; Isacc Isamar; Bree Donohoo; Jennifer Lewis; Lindsay Graham; celebrated their birthdays. Yesterday Leslie Zuniga; Kevin Palmer;Steve Molina; and Maricella Gomez celebrated their birthdays.  Today’s birthdays include: James Hearn; and Daniel Tanguma. Tomorrow, Elida Trevino; and Joey Ibarra will celebrate their birthdays.  Friday’s birthdays include:  my lovely sorority sister, Josette Gonzales; Rocky Vasquez;Grace Roa; Jennifer Lynch; Sally Tankersly; and Alice Tavarez.   Finally, weekend wishes are going out to the wonderful, Heather Marks; Mark Keller;Brooke Biddle; Janet Vackar; Karina Garza.   

Have a fabulous week and I hope to see you soon!           

XoXo, April

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