The high point of the San Pedro Association Festa activities this afternoon was the honoring of the past Festival Queens. Thank you Charise Perrigo Salivar for sharing the above photo of the Queens from 1939 to 1979. Below photo is Charise (1978) and her Aunt Rosemary (1951). The 90th Anniversary Festa will continue tomorrow at the San Pedro Park in Bryte. The event is open to the public.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
"San Pedro Association will have a Festa this year in celebration of what was first started 90 years ago. On Saturday June 23rd we are inviting all members to a Free dinner of Soupas, entertainment and fun. If your not a member, then JOIN, it's all for a worthy cause and starts at only $25 per year. If not then guests can make a small donation for the fantastic meal. Beverages are included too. Then the real fun begins on Sunday June 24th when we will start with a 9am Mass at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bryte (ok West Sacramento). Then after we will have a PARDADE ( ok Procession) to the park. Including our members, flags, past queens, a marching band, a floats , cars, firetrucks and horses. We are looking for anyone who wants to join in and be apart of this historical occasion. After that have lunch at San Pedro Park where Carne De Spit plates will be sold, along with Linquicia sandwiches, beer , wine, soda and other treats will be sold. More games entertainment, auctions, and fun to be experienced at the Historic San Pedro Park. Tell your neighbors and friends who want to go back to the good old days at San Pedro Portuguese Association Festa June 23rd & 24th 2012."
According to Ronald J. Ramos, the VFW Hall in Bryte was built by Jordan "Pappy" Ramos originally as the Bryte Theater. It showed one movie, The King and the Egg and closed then sold to the VFW as a meeting place for all of the many WWII veterans who lived in Bryte. A monument to Pappy is in the front at the entrance. Thank you Ron, for sharing this bit of history about our wonderful community!