first annual "festival band" christmas drive - 2011
helping our community
The Festival Band thanks everyone who participated and helped us with our 1st Christmas Drive; Quieres Mas, MyZterio, Suerte, Ambience, CJ's Mobile Entertainment, Mariachi Cascabel, Rosie's (Armenta) Catering (Susie & Marcie), El Casino Ballroom, FOE Eagles, Mike and Gale Gutierrez, Kim Nunez, David Membrila, Jessie Hernandez, Elaine Encinas, Lisa Sanchez Valenzuela, Jessica Valenzuela, Terri Romero, Oscar Romero, Ramona Cato, Armando Membrila, Terry Soto, Tony Razo, Anthony and Dina Peralta, Lorrie Villegas, and Veronica Loya.
We received a few entries and their stories were all touching, different in their own way, but all shared a similarity; these families are working parents trying to make ends meet and want to make this Christmas a bit brighter for their children.
We may not have been able to help all of our community, but we least brought some cheer to the FIVE families who were nominated; 16 children total! We especially send out a special thank you to those who contributed and for your continued support to The Festival Band.
May God continue to bless you always,
Rick Hernandez and Estella Rodriguez
and The Festival Band Members and their Families: Danny Sanchez, Eddie Sanchez, Bobby Valenzuela, Charlie Cunes, and Dan Allard
GOD BLESS AND HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS.
We delivered the gifts to the Five families this weekend (12/16 - 12/18). It was heartwarming to know that we were able to bring Christmas cheer to them and the people who nominated them. The smiles on the children's faces was priceless, and of course a tear now and then from the moms who thought their children were not going to receive gifts this year was touching. Thanks to our Family, Fans, Fellow Musicians, and the Community for making this happen.