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Committee gearing up for McAllen's 2010 PALMFEST

The 5th Annual PalmFest Folklife Celebration hosted by the City of McAllen is coming again the first weekend in October to the McAllen Convention Center at Expressway 83 and Ware Road on the festival grounds and with many more exhibits and activities inside. Bring your family for a celebratory weekend filled with our regional talent, music, dancing, art, historical exhibits, cultural demonstrations,"El Mercado" outdoor shopping, ethnic food and cold drinks, and meet "Palmee" - our friendly PalmFest mascot! Our talented regional entertainers will be performing on two outdoor stages and one indoor stage will present dancers, symphony concerts and other special performers! Participating museums will provide exhibits about McAllen's and South Texas history. See Al Ragusin's Dancing Horse show, Ruben Quintanilla's Pan de Campo cowboy cooking exhibition and sit a while at the McAllitos outdoor fiesta! Take a trip through time at the great Classic car show....and experience the Civil War reenactors and campsite complete with firing cannons!! Fun is a big part of the weekend with horse & carriage rides, pony rides & train rides hosted by the McAllen Heritage Center at "Heritage Village". Visit "KidsVille" with new children's rides, games, inflatables and activities provided by Rental World. Valley favorite, RGV Fajita Cookoff is expanding to cover more cooking competitions both days of the event! PalmFest 2010 is a "green" event through the efforts of KMB- Keep McAllen Beautiful & the McAllen Recycling Center! Sponsors are being sought for this diverse family entertainment event that drew over 30,000 visitors in 2009! For more information call the hotline at 956-682-5566 or contact us online!
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Pictured is the 2010 PalmFest Committee: L to R Front row: Laura Robles, Angie Juarez (El Mercado coordinator) , Brenda Teran (Asst. entertainment coordinator), Martha V. Hinojosa (PF board member & Volunteer coordinator), Olga Gabriel (PF board member & Entertainment coordinator), Elva M. Cerda, (PalmFest Chair), Nedra Kinerk (McAllen Heritage Center) and Chris Julian (PF Marketing Director) Back row: Paco Vielma (PF Website), Felix Enriquez (Rental World), Al Diaz, Omar Rodriguez (PalmFest Vice Chair) and Mike Hernandez (PF board member) Not pictured: Ana Hess - PF board member, Krista Hinojosa (McAllen Heritage Center)
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