Sunday, June 28, 2009 - San Pedro 87th Annual Festa, San Pedro Park,

On Sunday, June 28, members & guests of our San Pedro Association gathered at San Pedro Park for our annual Festa. SPA new president, Larry Freitas lead the procession to the center of the Park and introduced the queens, visitors and members in the procession. Last year junior queen, Noelle Weill passed on St. Peter's key to the new junior queen Madison Freitas - in attendance were Miss Portugal (Paloma Freitas) and Miss America (Sara Weill) as well as various angels, flag bearers and a visiting banner from Clarksburg. After the mass in the chapel, the queens gave out homemade sweet bread rolls to all those in the Park and lunch was served featuring Carne Espita with an abundance of cold drinks for all. Wines for our festa were provided courtesy of Carvalho Winery, Clarksburg. The events included a Silent Auction, Live Auction, 50/50 raffle and DJ music provided by Tony Pinto, Jr. . Our association presented Certificates of Recognition to SPA Past President Mary Fischer, the UPPEC Women's association and Higina da Guia, SPA member and author. Unveiled for the first time was our recently completed Madeiran Flag Mural that is on an outdoor wall (note: the artist is Camilo Cervantes, SPA director) . The event concluded about 5pm. All enjoyed the day even though it was hot! Thanks to all for supporting our association!

Photos by Photographer/member Jack Schwab