December 13 was the big Posada and fund raiser for DIF and was held at Plaza de Madre. It was complete with live animals, Santa and lots of wonderful Tamales and other food as well as entertainment. Mayor Kiko Munro and his wife Linda and children were on hand to receive the large donation of blankets that were donated as well as money. With the cold weather we have been experiencing, the blankets came none to soon.
There have been several events ongoing throughout the month of December and the final will be held at the auditorium (at the corner where you turn to go to Las Conchas and across from City Hall.. It will consist of opera, tenor and piano music. The cost for the Gala is $400 MN and will be December 30. Please see the flyer on it. I think this will be something everyone will like to see. Music has no language barrier.
The Mermaid Market had it’s last event at Shrimp Park and even though it was a brisk day, sales were good. If you haven’t had the chance to go to one of the markets, please go and then stop by the food truck…. he makes great seafood tacos and yummy foods and the salsas for the Taco toppings are out of this world. He is there every day on Fremont right by the park.
We had our 2nd Annual Christmas Posada last evening and the theme was Pinata’s. Everyone enjoyed delicious food at the Sonoran SKY and music and dancing was provided by Agua de Coco which is a lively upbeat Salsa sound. Everyone got on the dance floor with much laughter from all. Earlier in the day we had out Ugly Sweater contest and that brought tears to most of our eyes. We merged our employees from Arizona with our group here and had a very lively group indeed. Everyone went home happy and full. It was a sight to see everyone trying to break open the Pinata after they had a few drinks!
It is hard to believe that we have seen the last full moon of the year on Christmas Eve until 2034, so hopefully we will have clear skies. For some of us we may not see the next one, so we will give thanks for this one. New Year’s Day will find most of us at J.J’s Cantina in Cholla Bay toasting with old friends and then to probably go to watch some football at Boo Bar in the Old Port.
Speaking of the Old Port, we have a new restaurant that just opened and it is called Ramon’s Old Port. Yes for those of you old timers, it is the same Ramon from the Old Port Deli and then Ramon’s at the Sonoran SEA. Looks like the food is already a hit and there is a nice courtyard setting as well for those beautiful days of ours. He is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner for 7 am to 10 pm. Stop by and check it out. It is located at the entrance to the Old Port in the old Terra Nova Real Estate office and across from was Mario’s Coffee Shop on the north side of the street.
Let me remind of the toy drive that the local Biker Club and the toys that we collected at Bike Week will be passed out on January 9th. Come out an help pass out toys, last year we must have had 1000 children of all ages.
In concluding, I have one wish and that is we all stay safe from terrorism on our shores and that our troops be safe both here and where ever they are stationed.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.
Flyer for New Year’s Eve Parties