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Mardi Gras 2009

SACI’S members celebrate Mardi Gras

By Herman Santa

The annual Mardi Gras Party of the Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI) was held on Saturday February 28. Nearly 100 members of the club and their supporters attended the event in the Disabled American Veterans Club in Port St. Lucie.  The party started with a cocktail, and then a “picada” and later on the evening they finished with a buffet. After the dinner, they celebrated the member’s birthday for the month of February. They enjoyed an evening of camaraderie, laughs, mingling and dancing music with the rhythm of Santa’s Entertainment.

During a break, club member Jaime Rojas presented a picture print from Mexican Artist Octavio Ocampo to be raffle for the scholarship, and then Elvis Presley impersonator, David Townsend, sang few sons from the singer. The Scholarship Committee raffles the door prizes. The winners were: Alvaro Manzanares (50/50) and Gladys Velez (Hat Dance). All proceeds will go to the scholarship funds of the club.  The Spanish American Club, Inc. is a non-for profit social club. One of its goals is to preserve the Hispanic heritage in the Treasure Coast.

Rumba, disfraces y buena comida en baile de “Mardi Gras”

Por Herman Santa

El salón del Disabled American Veterans Club de Port St. Lucie se vistió de Mardi Gras para recibir a los socios del Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI) y a un distiguido grupo de invitados especiales a su espectacular baile anual Mardi Gras.  Jimmy Rivera, presidente de la organización y sus directores, Nancy Rozon, Al Feliciano, Ron Bryson y Gladys Piñeiro dieron la bienvenida a los invitados a una noche de baile, cena, colorido, alegría y sabor latino.

El “Highlight” de la noche fue David Towsend quien se vistió de Elvis Presley y nos cantó algunas canciones del cantante de rock. Los ganadores de los premios fueron los siguientes: Alvaro Manzanares ($75 del 50/50) y Gladys Vélez (Botella de vino del baile del sombrero). Todas las ganancias irán al fondo de la beca del club.

L to R: Danny duval, Jaimie Rivera, Ivan Guanill, Rosie Pagan, Al Feliciano and Jimmy Rivera

Elvis Presley (David Towsend) entertaining the members and guest with music

Jimmy Rivera and Gladys Vélez (Winner of the Hat Dance Contest)

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