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FEATURES

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Fiesta® De La Familia

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Air Force At The Alamo

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Fiesta Flambeau® Night Parade

A Day In Old Mexico

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Fiesta® Greetings

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About Fiesta & the Fiesta® San Antonio Commission

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Executive Committe & Elected Commissioners

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Order of the Cascaròn

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Sponsors

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Fiesta® Poster Artist

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Schedule of Events

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Fiesta® Royalty

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Military Ambassadors & Participating Military Organizations

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Events & Organizations

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Parade Route Map

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Former Presidents

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Fiesta® Participating Member Organizations

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Become a Fiesta® San Antonio Commission Member

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Fiesta® San Antonio Commission Members

Photography by: Jonathan Alonzo Photography, and other highly talented Fiesta® photographers. Magazine Design by Dante Klar Media Group ©Fiesta® San Antonio Commission


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President’s Greetings The celebration of Fiesta® began 122 years ago with a single event - the first Battle of Flowers parade commemorating the Battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto. Today, Fiesta® lasts 11 days and consists of an extensive array of events produced by over one hundred independent nonprofit organizations. Events range from the pomp of fanciful royalty to exciting military displays, fun carnival rides, authentic Mexican rodeos, helpful fitness events, timeless historical celebrations, fabulous music and visual arts exhibitions, interesting botanical and scientific offerings, enlightening educational opportunities, delicious culinary flavors and beautiful parades, small and large. Fiesta® continues to honor those who gave their lives for our freedom, and all heroes – past and present - whose sacrifices keep our beloved Country safe. In 1959 the Fiesta® San Antonio Commission was created in coordination with the City of San Antonio as an independent nonprofit organization designed to oversee and coordinate the massive effort of producing our largest citywide celebration. The Fiesta® Commission works year-round to preserve and promote the culture, history, heritage and traditions of our great city. We acknowledge and thank the City of San Antonio, our Mayor, Council Members, County Officials and our local Military for helping us maintain a secure and enjoyable environment for all. We depend on and thank the more than 100 Participating Member Organizations and their 75,000 volunteers who host the events, along with our generous corporate partners and members, whose financial contributions help make this fantastic festival possible. A big Viva! to all for the sustained commitment, boundless enthusiasm and hard work on behalf of Fiesta®! Finally, an enthusiastic Viva! to the over 3.5 million San Antonio residents and visitors whose participation make our 11 day festival one of the biggest and best in the world! The overall annual economic impact of Fiesta® San Antonio has been estimated at $284 million dollars going into our community and generating in excess of $3 million dollars in charitable contributions each year. The money that the 100 plus nonprofits earn from their Fiesta® events is re-invested in our community through their various projects, making Fiesta® a “Party With a Purpose” that lasts all year! I am honored to lead the Fiesta® Commission and appreciate those who paved the way and placed confidence in me. The year has been filled with exposure to many wonderful experiences and remarkable people who awe me with their selfless efforts. I can’t wait to kick off the celebration with Fiesta Fiesta® in front of the Alamo on Thursday, April 18, and hope you are able to join us for Fiesta’s Opening Ceremony. On behalf of our Participating Member Organizations, PMO and Elected Commissioners, Executive Committee, other Volunteers, Commission Members, Staff and Sponsors, I welcome and encourage your participation. May the days ahead be filled with happiness and satisfaction as we celebrate family-friendly Fiesta® 2013 together! Viva Fiesta®!

Marilyn Eldridge President Fiesta® San Antonio Commission Inc.

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Mayor’s Greeting As Mayor of the City of San Antonio, I would like to welcome you to Fiesta® 2013! Fiesta® is San Antonio’s “Party With a Purpose”. Fiesta® events raise funds for 100 nonprofit organizations, which help San Antonians all year long. Fiesta® generates more than $284 million for the economy of San Antonio. This year, Fiesta® will consist of over 100 events in 11 days. These events would not be possible without the Fiesta® San Antonio Commission, and over 75,000 volunteers. These dedicated individuals make Fiesta® a resounding success year after year. I invite everyone, residents and visitors alike, to get out and experience Fiesta®. With so many events, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The Fiesta® Commission works year-round to provide a safe and educational celebration that highlights the diverse heritage, culture and spirit of our wonderful city. Fiesta® 2013 promises to be the most successful ever! Viva Fiesta!

JULIÁN CASTRO, MAYOR

Military Coordinator’s Greeting Viva Fiesta®! On behalf of our military members, their families and our DoD civilians and retirees throughout the San Antonio area, thanks for allowing us to be a part of this wonderful celebration in our city. As in years past, the Army Team at Fort Sam Houston will continue the proud Fiesta® tradition by hosting festivities, as well as providing ceremonial units, and of course, “Fort Sam’s Own” 323rd Army Band at many of San Antonio’s lively Fiesta® events. This truly is a “Party With a Purpose.” The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard have selected some of the finest men and women from the San Antonio area to serve as this year’s Military Ambassadors. These outstanding men and women represent the more than 50,000 troops who call San Antonio home. The spirit of the heroes of the Alamo still lives on in our men and women serving in uniform around the world today. Again, thanks to all of the people of San Antonio for making your military feel at home here in San Antonio; you honor us year-round with your hospitality. Viva San Antonio! – “Military City USA” Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell, IV Commanding General, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) Senior Mission Commander, Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis Fiesta® Military Coordinator 2013

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What is

Fiesta

Fiesta® San Antonio

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Fiesta® San Antonio is one of the biggest festivals in the United States. It’s the “Party With a Purpose” because 100 local nonprofit organizations and military units create each of the more than 100 terrific events you can visit over 11 days. Those groups spend the rest of the year giving back to their community, by providing education, religious ministries, cultural activities, athletic opportunities for youth, historical preservation, health services programs and the defense of our great country.

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John R. Melleky, CFRE CEO

Christine Hope

Mari Morales

Director of Corporate & Media Relations

Director of Retail Management

Fiesta® takes place each April to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. Fiesta® events also celebrate the diverse heritage, culture and spirit that make up the city of San Antonio. More than three million people—20 percent coming from out of town—attend the events of Fiesta® San Antonio. They generate an economic impact of more than $284 million, making Fiesta® by far the biggest festival in the San Antonio Region. Since 1959 the Fiesta® San Antonio Commission, an independent nonprofit organization, has overseen this massive effort.

Tim Nakata

Marisa Ramirez

Controller

Brenda Rusk

Executive Secretary

Office Manager

Dustin Turner

Fernando Villarreal

The commission is governed by an all-volunteer board of community leaders and representatives from those 100 local nonprofit participating member organizations. This dedicated group works year round to coordinate the thousands of details and day-to-day tasks essential to plan this huge citywide event. The commission also serves as a liaison between those nonprofit members, local military organizations and the City of San Antonio. City services are essential to Fiesta®. The Fiesta® Commission returns more than $1 million to the community each year: • It gives allocations to Fiesta® events that are not financially self-supporting. • It provides bleachers for seating sales to the Battle of Flowers® and Fiesta Flambeau® Parade associations. • It licenses more than 100 other small nonprofit groups (church groups, youth groups, civic organizations) to sell street chairs along the parade route.

Linda Skop

Program Coordinator

Director of Communications & Consumer Marketing

Operations Officer

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The Commission is also a resource center for our participating member organizations providing educational programming and logistics, financial support to assist those organizations in making their events self sufficient. For 2013 the Commission allocated $375,000 in this grant program. The Commission is funded by corporate partnerships, sales in The Fiesta Store®, membership dues and proceeds from the Fiesta® Carnival. The 75,000 devoted volunteers from throughout the community, our participating nonprofit members and military friends, and the staff of the commission welcome you to the spirited and funfilled celebration of Fiesta® San Antonio. Viva Fiesta!

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Mickey Tovar, Joni Belk, Rachel Castillo  Front Row Tina Flatten, Anna Catalani

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Fiesta, Fête, Festival

Selections from the Tobin Collection A partnership with Fiesta® January 16 | June 9, 2013

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Scene and costume designs from the Tobin Collection reveal that San Antonio’s own Fiesta-from NIOSA and Charreada to the Coronation of the Queen of the Order of the Alamo and Cornyation belongs to a rich tradition of popular and court celebrations. This exhibition was organized by the McNay Art Museum and is a program of the Tobin Theatre Arts Fund. Natalia Gontcharova, Costume design for a Spanish dancer with a fan, ca. 1916. Watercolor and graphite on paper. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin. © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

McNay Art Museum 6000 North New Braunfels San Antonio, Texas 78209 210.824.5368 www.mcnayart.org

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Elected Fiesta速 Commissioners Terms through 2013

Antonio Alvarado, Nick Campbell, Laura Flores, Martha Gonzalez, Bryon LeFlore, Jr., Joe Ramirez, Howard Ray, Alvaro Rodriguez, Joe Taylor & Mary Wieser

Terms through 2014

Stanton Bell, Jr., Daniel Castellanos, Carolyn Cohen, Gloria Steves-Dilley, Bill Drain, David Jauer, Susan Reed, Raymond Torres, Jeannie Travis & Terry Upton

Terms through 2015

Randy Bear, Mary Escobar, James Fenimore, Debbie Gonzaba, Penny McCutchen-Gardner, Norma Reyes, Stuart Seal, Marvinette Smith, Virginia Van Cleave & Pete Van de Putte

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Executive Committee

Senior Vice President

Fernando Reyes

Vice President

Marcie Ince

Vonzetta Hickman

Rhonda Calvert

Evangelina Flores

Nancy Avellar

Presidential Appointee

Immediate Past President

Vice President

Marilyn Eldridge

Jack Hebdon, Jr.

William Mitchell

Erwin De Luna

President

Secretary

Anne Ballantyne

San Antonio Conservation Society

Battle of Flowers® Association

Susan Heinemeyer

Donald Miller, Jr.

President-elect

Treasurer

Nick Carrisal III

Fiesta Flambeau® Parade Association, Inc.

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Shawn Gulley

Order of the Alamo

Claus Heide

Beethoven Mannerchor

Military-Civilan Club

Brian Weiner

El Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation

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St. Mary’s University Alumni Association

Tom Sandoval

Rey Feo Scholarship Committee

Ed Wilson

San Antonio Zulu Association


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Order of the Cascarón Each year more than 75,000 San Antonians of all ages, from all walks of life and from all areas of the community contribute a tremendous amount of time and effort to the making of Fiesta® San Antonio. This year-round work of so many makes Fiesta® one of the truly unique festivals in the country. In 1992 the “Order of the Cascaron” was established to recognize “super volunteers” - those individuals who have made singularly outstanding contributions to Fiesta® throughout the years. A sincere thanks is extended to these exemplary volunteers!

Mr. Bob Heckman 1992** Mr. James W. Gorman, Jr. 1992** Mr. Logan Stewart* 1992** Mr. Loius Engelke* 1992** Mr. Roger Flores II* 1992** Mr. Virgil Maximo* 1992** Mrs. Carol Canty 1992** Mrs. Naomi Russell-Wolfman* 1992** Ms. Nancy Clayton 1992** Mr. Dennis O’Malley* 1993 Mr. Donald Moye 1993 Mr. Robert Carlson 1993 Mr. Thad M. Ziegler 1993 Mrs. Agnes Harwood 1993 Mr. Frank Burney 1994 Mr. Pete Martinez 1994 Mrs. Linda Lee Davis* 1994 Dr. Robert Mason 1995

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Mr. Nick Garza 1995 Mr. Frank Butler* 1996 Mr. Paul Rossbach 1996 Mr. Marshall T. Clegg 1997 Mr. Don Morris* 1998 Mr. Pete Ortiz 1998 Mrs. Janice Ricks 1998 Mr. Lee Vogel 1999 Ms. Marsha Hendler 1999 Mr. Edward Steves 2000 Mr. Orlando Cisneros 2000 Mr. Tom Sineni* 2001 Mrs. Joan Gaither 2001 Mr. Thad W. Zeigler 2002 Mrs. Jane Cheever Powell 2002 Mr. Claus Heide 2003 Mr. Louis Sanchez 2003 Mr. Bob Reed* 2004

Mr. Les Paulick 2004 Mr. Jack Hebdon 2005 Ms. Penny McCutchen 2005 Ms. Susie Martin 2005 Ms. Mary Schug* 2006 Ms. Rosemary Kowalski 2006 Mrs. Amelia Garza 2007 Ms. Mary Begia 2007 Mr. Rick Uriegas 2008 Mrs. Virginia Van Cleave 2008 Mr. Fred Middleton 2009 Mr. John Steen, Jr. 2009 Mrs. Gloria Ray 2009 Mr. Erwin De Luna 2010 Mrs. Joanna Parrish 2010 Mrs. Marilyn Eldrige 2011 Mr. Randy Bear 2012 Ms. Vonzetta Hickman 2012

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Poster Contest Winner LOCAL ARTIST, STUART A. SEAL Stuart A. Seal studied art under renowned painter Betty Gilow and at The Memphis Academy of Art while at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Betty was a direct student of Joseph Albers, who is considered the father of color application and theory. Stuart is a multiple generation San Antonio resident and is heavily involved in many community organizations including Fiesta®. He has been married to his wife Sharon for 26 years and has 2 daughters, Marianna and Virginia who are both artists. When asked about the poster, Stuart said, “The poster represents our heritage signified by the Rose Window of Mission San Jose which frames Fiesta®; reflecting the spark, energy and icons of San Antonio, and its rich cultural diversity and history. Confetti overflows from the Rose Window and becomes a river of revelry and staccato of mirth as it flows through Fiesta®, bridging the cultures and traditions. The streaming banners represent the many components of Fiesta® to overlay the events, honoring the Party With a Purpose – Fiesta®.”

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Fiesta® 2013 Schedule of Events VIA Park & Ride

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Thursday, February 28th 6 pm

Miss Fiesta San Antonio Selection, The Bright Shawl, 819 Augusta ®

Saturday, March 9th 7 pm - 9:30 pm

Saturday, April 6th 9 am - 1 pm 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 8 pm - 10:30 pm

Zeta Fiesta® Track Meet, Jerry Comalander Stadium, 12002 Jones Maltsberger Rd. NAACP Youth Image Awards Banquet, The Bright Shawl, 819 Augusta Queen Of Soul Scholarship Pageant, Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry St.

Sunday, April 7th 11 am - 4 pm 3 pm - 5 pm

Sculptors Invitational Art Show, Villa del Carmen Sculpture Conservatory, 11354 Vance Jackson Rd. Fiesta® Teenage Coronation, The Playhouse (formerly San Pedro Playhouse), 800 W. Ashby

6 pm - 10 pm

10 am - 4 pm 10 am - 4 pm 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 5 pm 10 am- 5 pm

11 am - 3 pm 5 pm - 11 pm 5 pm - Midnight 5 pm - Midnight 5:30 pm - 2 am

Sculptors Invitational Art Show, Villa del Carmen Sculpture Conservatory, 11354 Vance Jackson Rd.

6 pm - 7 pm 7 pm - Midnight

Saturday, April 13th 9 am - 2 pm

9 am - 10 am

10 am - Midnight

Monday, April 8th 11 am - 4 pm

Friday, April 19th

10 am - 4 pm

Lutheran Coronation, Scottish Rite Auditorium, 308 Ave. E

Growing Up Female Workshop, University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway Mr. Teen 2013 San Antonio Awards Banquet, Kendrick Club, Randoph Air Force Base Bldg. 1039

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7:30 pm - Midnight 8 pm 8 pm - 1 am

JBSA-Lackland Fiesta® Military Parade, JBSA-Lackland Parade Grounds, East of SW Military Dr. (just off U.S. Hwy 90 West) Fiesta® Especiál, New Creation Christian Fellowship Parking Lot, 8700 Fourwinds Dr. Exhibition Fiesta, Fete, Festival, (A Partnership with Fiesta® San Antonio Commission), McNay Art Museum, 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave. Fiesta® Flower Show, Woman’s Club of San Antonio, 1717 San Pedro Randolph Art League Exhibit & Sale, Alamo Plaza Fiesta® Medal Mania (A Partnership with Fiesta® San Antonio Commission), Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd. Witte Museum Annual Fiesta® Exhibition, Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway Fiesta® De Los Reyes at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St. Fiesta® UTSA, UTSA Sombrilla, UTSA Main Campus Fiesta® Oyster Bake©, St. Mary’s University Campus, One Camino Santa Maria A Taste of New Orleans 2013, Sunken Garden Theater, Brackenridge Park, 3875 N. St. Mary’s St. Fiesta® Carnival, Alamodome Parking Lot C, 100 Montana Tejano Explosion, Cattleman’s Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Streets Fiesta® Del Rey: Crown the King, Main Plaza in front of San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza El Rey Feo Reception, River-level Grotto, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 200 E. Market St. WEBB PARTY, Lambermont Estate, 950 E. Grayson St. Fiesta® Pops, Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St. Fiesta® Masquerade Party, Sunset Station, 350 Hoefgen St. off E. Houston St. Incognito: Fiesta’s® Masked Ball, Villita Assembly Building, 401 Villita St.

Sunday, April 14th

8 pm - Midnight

11 am - 4 pm

Saturday, April 20th

TBD

Sculptors Invitational Art Show, Villa del Carmen Sculpture Conservatory, 11354 Vance Jackson Rd. 2013 UTSA Football Fiesta® Spring Game, Dub Farris Stadium, 8400 N. Loop 1604

Monday, April 15th 11 am - 4 pm

8 am - Noon

Sculptors Invitational Art Show, Villa del Carmen Sculpture Conservatory, 11354 Vance Jackson Rd.

Wednesday, April 17th 5 pm - 11 pm

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Thursday, April 18th 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 9 pm 1 pm - 4 pm 5 pm - 9 pm 5:30 pm - 2 am 6 pm - 11 pm

7 am - 11 am 8 am - 8 pm

Fiesta® Medal Mania (A Partnership with Fiesta® San Antonio Commission), Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd. Witte Museum Annual Fiesta® Exhibition, Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway Exhibition Fiesta, Fete, Festival (A Partnership with Fiesta® San Antonio Commission), McNay Art Museum, 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave. Fiesta® Flower Show, Woman’s Club of San Antonio, 1717 San Pedro Fiesta Fiesta® at the Alamo, Alamo Plaza Tejano Explosion, Cattleman’s Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Streets Fiesta® Carnival, Alamodome Parking Lot C, 100 Montana

8 am - 4 pm 9 am - 1:30 pm 9 am - 4 pm 9 am - 5 pm 10 am - 11:30 am 10 am - 2 pm 10 am - 2 pm 10 am - 2 pm 10 am - 4 pm 10 am - 4 pm 10 am - 4:30 pm 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 5 pm 10 am- 5 pm 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 6 pm 10 am - 6 pm 10 am - 1 am 11 am - 4 pm 11 am - 11 pm 11 am - Midnight

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Fiesta® Mission 10K Run, Mission County Park, Pavilion 2 San Antonio Women’s & Co-Ed Fiesta® Soccer Tournament, Star Soccer Complex, Wurzbach Parkway & Thousand Oaks Caminade De Fiesta® 10K Walk, Army Medical Museum, JBSAFort Sam Houston, Harry Wurzbach Road Texas Corvette Association Car Show, Main Plaza in Boerne Battle ALS With Flowers, Valero Energy Corp., 1 Valero Way Fiesta® Lacrosse Tournament, St. Mary’s Hall, 9401 Starcrest Fiesta® Bird Mart, Live Oak Civic Center, 8101 Pat Booker Rd. San Jacinto Victory Celebration, The Alamo Earth Day, Woodlawn Lake, 1103 Cincinnati Fiesta® Olé Style Show, Luncheon & Bazaar, Oak Hills Country Club, 5403 Fredericksburg Rd. Viva Botánica, San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Fiesta® Especiál, New Creation Christian Fellowship Parking Lot, 8700 Fourwinds Drive Celebrations of Traditions Pow Wow, Woodlawn Gymnasium, 1103 Cincinnati Fiesta® Festival, San Antonio State Supported Living Center, 6711 S. New Braunfels Ave. at Pecan Valley Randolph Art League Exhibit & Sale, Alamo Plaza Fiesta® Medal Mania (A Partnership with Fiesta® San Antonio Commission), Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd. Witte Museum Annual Fiesta® Exhibition, Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway Exhibition Fiesta, Fete, Festival (A Partnership with Fiesta® San Antonio Commission), McNay Art Museum, 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave. Fiesta® De Los Niños, Port San Antonio, 200 Donald Goodrich Fiesta® Arts Fair, Southwest School of Art, 300 Augusta Fiesta® De Los Reyes at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St. Fiesta® De Los Vereranos, 281 Texas Roadhouse, 16915 San Pedro Ave (Hollywood Park) Fiesta® Oyster Bake© , St. Mary’s University Campus, One Camino Santa Maria Fiesta® Carnival, Alamodome Parking Lot C, 100 Montana


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Saturday, April 20th Continued

Monday, April 22nd Continued

12 pm - Midnight

2 pm 4 pm - 5 pm 5:30 pm - 2 am

1 pm - 2:30 pm 1 pm - 4 pm 1 pm - 10 pm 5:30 pm - 2 am 7 pm - 8:30 pm 7 pm - 11 pm 7 pm - 11 pm 7 pm - 11 pm 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm 8 pm

A Taste of New Orleans 2013, Sunken Garden Theater, Brackenridge Park, 3875 N. St. Mary’s St. This Hallowed Ground, The Alamo Miss Margaret’s Victorian House Tour, 409 E. Guenther St. - King William District, 409 E. Guenther St. Pinatas in the Barrio, Plaza Guadalupe, 1327 Guadalupe Tejano Explosion, Cattleman’s Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Streets Investiture of King Antonio XCI, Alamo Plaza All-American Canteen, Mission Room, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 200 E. Market St. Chips n’ Salsa, El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel, 110 Lexington Ave. Patriotic & Historical Ball, Villita Assembly Building, 401 Villita St. Dance Kaleidoscope, Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry St. Fiesta® Pops, Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St.

Sunday, April 21st 8 am - 8 pm 8 am - 9 am 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - Midnight 10:30 am - 2 pm 10:45 am - 4 pm 11 am - 4 pm 11 am - 5 pm 11 am - 8 pm 11 am - 8 pm Noon - 5 pm Noon - 5 pm Noon - 5 pm Noon - 10 pm Noon - 11 pm 1 pm - 4 pm 1 pm - 5 pm 1 pm - 6 pm 1 pm - 9 pm 5:30 pm - 2 am 7 pm

San Antonio Women’s & Co-Ed Fiesta® Soccer Tournament, Star Soccer Complex, Wurzbach Parkway & Thousand Oaks Fiesta® San Antonio Mariachi Mass, San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza Randolph Art League Exhibit & Sale, Alamo Plaza Fiesta® De Los Reyes at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St. Champagne And Diamonds Brunch, San Antonio Shrine Auditorium, 901 N. Loop 1604 W. Fiesta® Nueva At St. John’s Lutheran Church, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 502 E. Nueva Sculptors Invitational Art Show, Villa del Carmen Sculpture Conservatory, 11354 Vance Jackson Rd. Fiesta® Arts Fair, Southwest School of Art, 300 Augusta Best of the West, Our Lady of The Lake University, 411 SW 24th St. Fiesta® De La Familia, St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 700 Dewhurst Witte Museum Annual Fiesta® Exhibition, Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway Fiesta® Medal Mania (A Partnership with Fiesta® San Antonio Commission), Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd. Exhibition Fiesta, Fete, Festival (A Partnership with Fiesta® San Antonio Commission), McNay Art Museum, 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave. Fiesta® Carnival, Alamodome Parking Lot C, 100 Montana A Taste of New Orleans 2013, Sunken Garden Theater, Brackenridge Park, 3875 N. St. Mary’s St. Miss Margaret’s Victorian House Tour, King William District, 409 E. Guenther St. Family Funday Sunday, Tom C. Clark High School, 5150 De Zavala Rd. A Day In Old Mexico & Charreada, Charro Ranch, 6126 Padre Dr. Fort Sam Houston Fiesta® Ceremony & Fireworks Extravaganza, MacArthur Parade Field, Fort Sam Houston Tejano Explosion, Cattleman’s Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Streets Fiesta® Baroque, San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza

Monday, April 22nd 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 5 pm 10 am- 5 pm 10 am - Midnight 10:30 am - 1:30 pm 11 am - 4 pm 11 am - Noon 1 pm - 4 pm

Randolph Art League Exhibit & Sale, Alamo Plaza Fiesta® Medal Mania (A Partnership with Fiesta® San Antonio Commission), Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd. Witte Museum Annual Fiesta® Exhibition, Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway Fiesta® De Los Reyes at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St. “Cutting Edge” Fiesta® Fashion Show, Marriott Rivercenter, 101 Bowie St. Sculptors Invitational Art Show, Villa del Carmen Sculpture Conservatory, 11354 Vance Jackson Rd. Air Force At The Alamo, Alamo Plaza Miss Margaret’s Victorian House Tour, King William District, 409 E. Guenther St.

6 pm - 11 pm 7 pm - 9:30 pm

Outside These Walls, Alamo Plaza Pilgrimage to the Alamo, Alamo Plaza Tejano Explosion, Cattleman’s Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Streets Fiesta® Carnival, Alamodome Parking Lot C, 100 Montana Texas Cavaliers River Parade, San Antonio River Walk

Tuesday, April 23rd 9:30 am - 11:30 am 10 am - 4 pm 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 8 pm 10 am - Midnight 11 am - 2 pm 1 pm - 4 pm 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm 5:30 pm - 2 am 6 pm - 9 pm 6 pm - 11 pm 7 pm - 8:30 pm 7 pm - 10 pm 7:30 pm & 10 pm

Children’s Texas History Forum, Alamo Hall Exhibition Fiesta, Fete, Festival (A Partnership with Fiesta® San Antonio Commission), McNay Art Museum, 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave. Randolph Art League Exhibit & Sale, Alamo Plaza Fiesta® River Art Show, Alamo Plaza Fiesta® Medal Mania (A Partnership with Fiesta® San Antonio Commission), Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd Witte Museum Annual Fiesta® Exhibition, Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway Fiesta® De Los Reyes at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St. Navy Day At The Alamo, Alamo Plaza Miss Margaret’s Victorian House Tour, King William District, 409 E. Guenther St. A Night In Old San Antonio® (NIOSA®), La Villita Tejano Explosion, Cattleman’s Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Streets San Antonio College 19th Annual Multicultural Conference, San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro Ave. Fiesta® Carnival, Alamodome Parking Lot C, 100 Montana Fiesta In Blue (Air Force Musical Extravaganza), (Free, but tickets required. Tickets available at The Fiesta Store®) Edgewood Theater of Performing Arts, 402 Lance St Mariachi Festival, River Walk, River Bend & Extension of Paseo Del Rio Cornyation 2013, Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, 226 N. St. Mary’s St.

Wednesday, April 24th 9 am - 2 pm 10 am - 4 pm 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - Midnight 10:30 am - 1:30 pm 11 am - 1 pm Noon - Midnight 1 pm - 4 pm 3 pm - 11 pm 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm 5 pm - 11 pm 5 pm - Midnight 5:30 pm - 2 am

San Antonio College 19th Annual Multicultural Conference, San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro Ave. Exhibition Fiesta, Fete, Festival (A Partnership with Fiesta® San Antonio Commission), McNay Art Museum, 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave. Randolph Art League Exhibit & Sale, Alamo Plaza Fiesta® River Art Show, Alamo Plaza Fiesta® Medal Mania (A Partnership with Fiesta® San Antonio Commission), Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd Witte Museum Annual Fiesta® Exhibition, Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway Fiesta® De Los Reyes at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St. Fiesta Luncheon, Hat Contest & Style Show, Omni Colonnade, 9821 Colonnade Driv Army At The Alamo, Alamo Plaza Fiesta® San Fernando, San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza Miss Margaret’s Victorian House Tour, King William District, 409 E. Guenther St. Army & Air Guard Fiesta®, Texas National Guard Armory, 255 IH 35 North A Night In Old San Antonio® (NIOSA®), La Villita A Taste of The Northside, The Club at Sonterra, 901 Sonterra Blvd. Fiesta® Carnival, Alamodome Parking Lot C, 100 Montana Fiesta® Gartenfest, Beethoven Garten, 422 Pereida at South Alamo Tejano Explosion, Cattleman’s Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Streets

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Fiesta In Blue (Air Force Musical Extravaganza), (Free, but tickets required. Tickets available at The Fiesta Store®) Edgewood Theater of Performing Arts, 402 Lance St. Mariachi Festival, River Walk, River Bend & Extension of Paseo Del Rio Coronation of the Queen of The Order of the Alamo, Majestic Theatre, 226 E. Houston St. Cornyation 2013, Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, 226 N. St. Mary’s St.

Thursday, April 25th 9 am - 1 pm 9 am - 2 pm 9 am - 5 pm 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 6 pm 10 am - 9 pm 10 am - Midnight 11 am - 9 pm Noon - Midnight Noon - Midnight 1 pm - 4 pm 4 pm - 5 pm 5 pm - Midnight 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm 5:30 pm - 2 am 6 pm - 11 pm 6:30 pm 7 pm - 10 pm 7:30 pm & 10 pm

Senior Fiesta®, Wonderland of the Americas Mall, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd. San Antonio College 19th Annual Multicultural Conference, San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro Ave. San Antonio Cactus & Xerophyte Society Show & Sale, San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave. Randolph Art League Exhibit & Sale, Alamo Plaza Fiesta® River Art Show, Alamo Plaza Fiesta® Medal Mania (A Partnership with Fiesta® San Antonio Commission) Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd. Witte Museum Annual Fiesta® Exhibition, Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway St. Phillip’s College Culturefest & Rib Cookoff, St. Philip’s College, 1801 Martin Luther King Dr. Exhibition Fiesta, Fete, Festival (A Partnership with Fiesta® San Antonio Commission), McNay Art Museum, 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave. Fiesta® De Los Reyes at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St. Palo Alto College Pacfest, Palo Alto College, 1400 Villaret Blvd. 10th Street River Festival, VFW Post 76, 10th Street and Ave. B Fiesta® San Fernando, San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza Miss Margaret’s Victorian House Tour, King William District, 409 E. Guenther St. Marines At The Alamo, Alamo Plaza Fiesta® Gartenfest, Beethoven Garten, 422 Pereida at South Alamo A Night In Old San Antonio® (NIOSA®), La Villita Tejano Explosion, Cattleman’s Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Streets Fiesta® Carnival, Alamodome Parking Lot C, 100 Montana Battle of Flowers® Band Festival, Jerry Comalander Stadium, 12002 Jones Maltsberger Rd. Mariachi Festival, River Walk, River Bend & Extension of Paseo Del Rio Cornyation 2013, Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, 226 N. St. Mary’s St.

Friday, April 26th 9 am - 5 pm 10 am - 4 pm 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - Midnight 11:30 am Noon - Midnight Noon - Midnight Noon - Midnight 1 pm - 10 pm

San Antonio Cactus & Xerophyte Society Show & Sale, San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave. Exhibition Fiesta, Fete, Festival (A Partnership with Fiesta® San Antonio Commission), McNay Art Museum, 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave. Fiesta® Medal Mania (A Partnership with Fiesta® San Antonio Commission), Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd. Witte Museum Annual Fiesta® Exhibition, Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway Fiesta® De Los Reyes at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St. Battle of Flowers® Parade, Parade Route Fiesta® San Fernando, San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza 10th Street River Festival, VFW Post 76, 10th Street and Ave. B Fiesta® Carnival, Alamodome Parking Lot C, 100 Montana Fiesta® World Class Jazz Concert, St. Mary’s University Campus, One Camino Santa Maria

5 pm - Midnight 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm 5:30 pm - 2 am 7 pm - 10 pm 7 pm - 10 pm

Saturday, April 27th 8 am - 11 am 8 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 6 pm 9:30 am - 6 pm 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 1 am 11 am - Midnight Noon - Midnight Noon - 1 am 5:30 pm - 2 am 6:40 pm 7 pm

Fiesta® Pooch Parade, Alamo Heights Swimming Pool, 250 Viesca Fiesta® Jazz Band Festival, St. Mary’s University Campus, One Camino Santa Maria San Antonio Cactus & Xerophyte Society Show & Sale, San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave. Alamo City Fiesta® Rugby Tournament, Brooks Field Park, 3605 Goliad Rd. King William Fair, King William Historic District Fiesta® Medal Mania (A Partnership with Fiesta® San Antonio Commission), Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd Witte Museum Annual Fiesta® Exhibition, Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway Exhibition Fiesta, Fete, Festival (A Partnership with Fiesta® San Antonio Commission), McNay Art Museum, 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave. Fiesta® De Los Reyes at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St. Fiesta® Carnival, Alamodome Parking Lot C, 100 Montana 10th Street River Festival, VFW Post 76, 10th Street and Ave. B Fiesta® San Fernando, San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza Tejano Explosion, Cattleman’s Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Streets Fiesta® Fandango 2.6 Mile Fun Run, Fiesta Flambeau® Parade Route Fiesta Flambeau® Night Parade, Parade Route

Sunday, April 28th 8 am - Noon 10 am - Midnight 11 am - 4 pm 11 am - 10 pm Noon - 11 pm Noon - 5 pm Noon - 5 pm Noon - 5 pm Noon - 6 pm Noon - Midnight 1 pm - 2 pm 1 pm - 6 pm 2 pm - 6 pm 3:00 pm 4 pm - 5:30 pm 4 pm - 6 pm 4 pm - 7 pm 5:30 pm - 2 am

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Fiesta® Wildflower Bike Ride, Morgan’s Wonderland, 5223 David Edward Drive Fiesta® De Los Reyes at Market Square, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St. Sculptors Invitational Art Show, Villa del Carmen Sculpture Conservatory, 11354 Vance Jackson Rd. San José Missionfest, Mission San José Church, 701 E. Pyron Fiesta® Carnival, Alamodome Parking Lot C, 100 Montana Witte Museum Annual Fiesta® Exhibition, Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway Fiesta® Medal Mania (A Partnership with Fiesta® San Antonio Commission), Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd Exhibition Fiesta, Fete, Festival (A Partnership with Fiesta® San Antonio Commission), McNay Art Museum, 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave. Fiesta® Blues Heritage Series, TBD 10th Street River Festival, VFW Post 76, 10th Street and Ave. B All Veterans Memorial Service, Veterans Square, Auditorium Circle, Jefferson Street at East Martin A Day In Old Mexico & Charreada, Charro Ranch, 6126 Padre Drive Healthy Choices Seminar, Robert E. Brown Fellowship Bldg, West End Baptist Church, 925 Culebra Music From St. Mark’s, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 315 E. Pecan Fiesta® Music Opens Windows of Happiness, Buena Vista Theater - UTSA Downtown Campus, 501 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Praise Dance Celebration, Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry St. Reina De La Feria De Las Flores Reception, Magnolia Gardens, 2030 N. Main Ave. Tejano Explosion, Cattleman’s Square, corner of W. Houston & N. Frio Streets


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KING ANTONIO XCI King Antonio XCI, Stephen R Dutton, has been a Texas Cavalier since 1998. He has greatly enjoyed his various roles with the Cavaliers, especially being River Parade Marshal in 2007. Proceeds from the parade and other Cavalier activities support many area children’s charities through the Texas Cavalier Charitable Foundation. Steve is married to Bea Moye Dutton and they have two daughters. He was born and raised in Houston and graduated from San Antonio’s Trinity University with a bachelor’s degree in business and an MBA. He began work in 1982 as a Natural Gas Buyer for Valero Energy in Corpus Christi. In 1984 Steve moved back to San Antonio where he was a Commercial Real Estate Broker for 5 years with Kuper Realty Corporation. Beginning in 1989 he started his entrepreneurial career, forming 3 telecommunications companies with his Executive Aide Bill Freed. Since selling these companies in 1993, Steve has been involved in the formation, ownership, and board level management of a number of businesses in various industries including educational publishing, hospitality, oil and gas minerals, commercial real estate investment and development, oil and gas midstream pipelines and facilities, natural gas compression rental and service, tree farming, and oil and gas equipment rental and service. He also is a Director on the Board of Jefferson Bank of San Antonio. In addition to the Texas Cavaliers, Steve has been active in a number of civic and charitable endeavors. He was an adjunct professor at Trinity University teaching a senior level entrepreneurship class for 11 years. Steve served for many years on the executive committee of the Texas Wildlife Association and remains a board member. For 7 years Steve was on the Alamo Heights Zoning Board. For several years he was a board member and chairman of St Luke’s Episcopal School. He has volunteered at Christ Episcopal Church, Alamo Heights Little League, the Witte Museum, and several other area organizations. King Antonio XCI is crowned at the Investiture on Saturday, April 20th.

QUEEN OF THE ORDER OF THE ALAMO

Kahler Biedenharn is a fifth generation South Texan, who calls San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country home. For Elementary and Middle Schools she attended San Antonio Christian Schools, and graduated from TMI­ The Episcopal School of Texas. In August, Kahler graduated from The University of Texas ­Austin with a degree in International Relations and Global Studies and a minor in Latin American Studies. Over the last few years she has spent summers abroad in Costa Rica and Peru volunteering at schools and orphanages, and during the school year has been an intern for former Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones. This summer Kahler travelled to Prague with the University of Texas and is now searching for a job in the oil and gas industry in San Antonio or Houston. She love San Antonio and everything about it and is excited to represent the Order of the Alamo during Fiesta this year. . A new Queen is crowned at the Coronation on Wednesday, April 24th.

MISS FIESTA SAN ANTONIO®

Katie Rivera is a native San Antonioian who fell in love with the beautiful city all over again as she took on the role of Miss Fiesta San Antonio® 2012. Katie is currently a senior at the University of the Incarnate Word where she is a communication arts student majoring in journalism and minoring in nutrition. Her ambition is to combine the two to spread messages about healthy living and well-being. She does this by participating in school media, teaching fitness classes and blogging. She believes that everyone has the ability to be their best no matter their age or where they are in their life. Katie loves to see her city shining bright. By staying active in the community and volunteering her time and talents she hopes to bring a positive light to everyone she meets. Katie partners in hosting Zumbathons that benefit charities such as The Battered Women and Children’s Shelter; and leads cereal drives for the San Antonio Food Bank with her own organization BOX4BOX cereal drives. In her free time Katie enjoys mentoring first year students at her university, running, hiking, reading and spending time with friends and family. In our fast pace world, Katie feels it is always important to take time to enjoy the beauty that is all around us. Miss Fiesta® 2013 was crowned February 28th.

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REY FEO LXV

REINA DE LA FERIA DE LAS FLORES

 

Lauren Osterman is a 16 year old junior attending Antonian College Preparatory High School. She is the daughter of Paul Osterman and Roselle Cruz Osterman.

Her commitment to education is reflected in her work ethic, focus, and discipline. Her numerous academic honors include initiation into the National Junior Honor Society at Holy Spirit Catholic School and earning the Academic Excellence Award which provided a scholarship to ACP. In addition, Lauren, an Honor Roll student, continues to challenge herself by taking all Honors and AP courses while serving as a school ambassador at ACP. Her ultimate goal after college is to pursue a degree in medicine where she can combine her academic excellence with service to others.   While she excels academically, it is a priority for Lauren to serve the community. For the past two years, she has been an active volunteer for the Meals-on-Wheels program and the Humane Society. Working with the Neighborhood Housing Services in San Antonio, she helped landscape homes. However, her favorite community activity occurs in the fall when she prepares and sells her grandmother’s famous eggrolls at the annual church festival.   Lauren is a model for physical fitness and teamwork. A two-time NCA (National Cheerleading Association), an All American recipient and a member of the ACP 2012 National Champions, she demonstrates that hard work, leadership, and discipline bring success. Regarded as a role model, Lauren was voted by her peers as cheer team captain at Holy Spirit and co-captain of the Holy Spirit tennis team. She is a recipient of the Holy Spirit Flame Award which is the coaches’ top recognition for best all-around athlete, best sportsmanship and best team spirit.   Lauren is excited to share the importance of staying in school and reaching goals through education with the students of over 65 schools. She is honored to participate in the LULAC Parent/Child Scholarship fundraising program which provides scholarships to a single parent and their child. Reina De La Flores will host a reception Sunday, April 28th.

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Mr. Benson was born August 21, 1945 in New Orleans, Louisiana; he graduated from Louisiana State University in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. After obtaining his BA degree he then moved to San Antonio, Texas and attended St. Mary’s University in which he received his Juris Doctor degree

After graduating from law school, Mr. Benson accepted a position with a law firm in which he specialized in business transactions. After leaving this law firm he formed a law firm specializing in automobile and business transactions. During his law practice Mr. Benson was a member of the board of the following foundations: Epilepsy Foundation in 1973-1977, he was also a member of the Legacy Board for Incarnate Word University from 1980-1984. In 1988-1990 he served on the Board of Directors for the Boys Scouts of America. He also served on Board of Directors for Gross Bank NA and Kelly Field National Bank. 1990 Mr. Benson was President and General Partner for the San Antonio Riders, a World League Football team. This league ended in San Antonio in 1992. In 1993 Mr. Benson opened his private practice. In this private practice he served as a consultant to Tom Benson, he was responsible for the negotiations and operation of the following automobile franchises: Benson Mercedes, Benson Nissan, Benson Chevrolet, Benson Honda, Benson Cadillac and Benson Oldsmobile in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mr. Benson also served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the Benson Management Company as well as a Board of Directors for the Texas and Louisiana dealerships. In 1997 Mr. Benson retired from the practice of law to pursue ownership of Ingram Park Chrysler/Plymouth-Jeep Nissan/Mazda. He increased sales by 21% gross profit for year ending 96-97 and 20% for 1998-2000. During his ownership Mr. Benson’s dealership was selected to become a five star dealership for Daimler Chrysler and in 1997 to present was selected for the Mazda Presidents Club, Chrysler’s Pacesetters Club and Nissan’s Circle of Excellence. More recent he purchased and sold a Chevrolet dealership in Hondo and has added the Dodge franchise to his automotive list. Mr. Benson currently is on the Board of Directors at Lone Star Capital Bank and is Chair of Lone Star Bank Policy Committee, an honorary member of St. Anthony Catholic School Capital Campaign and Member of the Board of Directors at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital. Mr. Benson also serves as a member of the San Antonio Automobile dealers Association. Rey Feo LXV will be crowned at the Coronation on Friday, April 19th.

FIESTA® TEEN QUEEN

MadiLyn (Madi) Jeane Moad-Hageman is the 18 year old daughter of Michele Moad-Hageman and Scott Hageman. Madi is the granddaughter of Elizabeth Moad and Dr. and Mrs. Dwight Hageman. Madi has been active in Woman’s Club events all her life. She has participated in the Fiesta® Teenage Queen Coronation for 15 years. Madi is a senior at Winston Churchill High School. She is captain of the award winning Churchill Color Guard. She is a member of the award winning Charger Band and Guard and has participated in the Bands of America program the last 4 years. Madi was proud to represent The Woman’s Club as their Fiesta® Teen Princess 2012. The Fiesta® Teen Queen will be crowned on Sunday, April 7th.

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MISS SAN ANTONIO

QUEEN OF SOUL Selena M. Mitchell is an 18 year old honor graduate of Keystone High School. She is currently enrolled at New York University with aspirations to pursue a degree in the Arts. Selena is a gifted piano player who has displayed her talents in several community events as well as the Queen of Soul Pageant. She loves being given the honor and distinct privilege of becoming 2012 Queen of Soul. The honor helped her understand that she wasn’t just a woman with a crown but she is a role model with a desire to help others. Selena credits Queen of Soul for giving her he understanding and meaning of “sisterhood”, which she will treasure as she pursues her career goals. Selena says that she has the drive to put in the necessary time and work that it takes to accomplish her objectives. The 2013 Queen of Soul will be crowned on Saturday, April 6th.

Miss San Antonio 2013 is Brooklyn Dippo, a senior at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas. At age 17, Brooklyn was one of the youngest winners crowned in recent pageant history. She hopes to pursue a career as an environmental engineer for oceanic conservation. She is the daughter of Betsy Dippo and Jim Foderaro of San Antonio, Texas. Before entering high school, Brooklyn earned the Alkek Scholarship, a fouryear full-tuition scholarship, to attend TMI. Currently ranked third in her graduating class, Brooklyn is a National Merit Commended student, the Rotary liaison for the InterAct Club, and a member of the TMI Science Club. She also enjoys theatre and has performed principle roles in three school productions. A believer in the importance of a strong mind, spirit and body, Brooklyn is also the President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a varsity swimmer and a former varsity cross country and soccer athlete. She has also participated in several athletic charity events including a six-mile paddle boarding race, Paddle for Parkinson’s. Brooklyn’s platform, “Drive Safe, Not Silly,” encourages children, teens and adults to stay focused on safe and responsible driving, both when behind the wheel and as passengers. She is currently visiting schools to inform students how to decrease their risk of being in a car accident.

CHARRO QUEEN Charro Queen 2013, Miss Kellie Ramos, a lifelong resident of San Antonio, is the daughter of Lisa and Michael Ramos. The Ramos family has been actively involved in the Charro Association since 2000. Miss Ramos was honored to be named Queen of the Charro Association, having served previously as its Princess. Kellie is a graduate of Taft High School where she was a member of the Varsity Cheer Squad and brought a National Championship Title to the school in 2010 as a member of the elite Cheer Competition Squad. Community service has been a large part of Kellie’s life beginning in elementary school where she and several fellow students from Northwest Crossing Elementary helped classmates participate in the Special Olympics. She has volunteered with the Northside Lions Club, as well as participating in the Challenger Buddy Program with Northwest Little League assisting physically and mentally challenged youth participate in the sport of softball. Additionally, Miss Ramos has served meals at the Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner and delivers lunches weekly for Meals on Wheels. Kellie also regularly donates blood to the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center. Kellie has been an active participant in Las Coronelas, the escaramuza team of the Asociación de Charros de San Antonio. The team regularly participates in charreadas, Mexican rodeos, performing military-style maneuvers at heart-stopping speeds while riding side saddle in traditional Charrería dress. As Queen, Miss Ramos intends to continue to serve her community by providing further education to San Antonio regarding the rich heritage, traditions, and history of Charrería. Kellie Ramos is humbled to be chosen to stand among the many great women who have served before her and will strive continuously to contribute to that great legacy of community service. The Charro Queen was crowned on Saturday, February 16th.

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With college on the horizon, Brooklyn has applied to several esteemed universities across the United States including Pepperdine, University of San Diego, MIT, SMU, Trinity, and UT. Born and raised in San Antonio, she decided to run for Miss San Antonio 2013 in order to give back to her community before leaving for school. Brooklyn feels humbled and honored to serve as role model to young girls while raising awareness for the importance of safe driving. Miss San Antonio 2013 was chosen in the Fall of 2012.


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Fiesta Events Did you know that every single one of the more than 100 official Fiesta® events of 2013 is sponsored by a local nonprofit group or military organization? The 100 nonprofit member organizations of the Fiesta® San Antonio Commission work throughout the year to help their neighbors. Those organizations’ Presidents and Fiesta® Commissioners are listed for each event.

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EVENTS THAT START OR TAKE PLACE BEFORE FIESTA® SAN ANTONIO LUTHERAN CORONATION

San Antonio Lutheran Coronation Association President: Mary Eaton Commissioner: Sandy Liwang March 9, 7-9:30 p.m. Scottish Rite Auditorium, 308 Avenue E Lutheran Coronation, a ministry to and for Christian youth, brings together artistic design and grace-filled movement and pageantry. It is a means of bonding families in service to the greater San Antonio community. We invite you to come and enjoy the exquisite, beautiful handmade gowns, each created by young women and their families and friends. Begun in 1958 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in downtown San Antonio, Lutheran Coronation today partners with helping service agencies across the city, ensuring a quality of life for the underprivileged. Its purpose has remained the same for more than 50 years, honoring young Christian men and women. Come be a part of a San Antonio tradition! Enjoy an artful evening that is brought to life through beauty, song, textiles and dance. Admission: $15. For more information call (210) 827-9093.

INSTITUTE of TEXAN CULTURES FIESTA® MEDAL MANIA!

(A Partnership with Fiesta® San Antonio Commission) UTSA’s Institute of Texan Cultures March 25-July 8, 2013 Institute of Texan Cultures, HemisFair Park 801 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd Colorful medals are a hallmark of San Antonio’s Fiesta®. Said to have began with King Antonio XLIX, Charles G. Orsinger in 1971, Fiesta® medals trace back even earlier to commemorative coins given out at

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events. Today, nearly every organization involved with Fiesta® issues a unique creation annually, and collecting as many as possible each year has become a playful tradition all its own. This year, when someone asks “who’s got the most Fiesta® medals?” ITC’s exhibition of past and present Fiesta® medals will surely top the list! Free with museum admission. Admission: Adults (12-64) $8; Seniors (65+) $7; Children (3 - 11) $6; Military with ID $6; College Students with ID $6; Free admission for children 2 and younger, museum members, and UTSA & Alamo Colleges Students, Faculty, and Staff with ID. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday noon-5 p.m. Limited free parking. For more information, visit www. TexanCultures.com or call (210) 458-2300.

EXHIBITION FIESTA, FÊTE, FESTIVAL

McNay Art Museum (A Partnership with Fiesta® San Antonio Commission) January 16-June 9 6000 N. New Braunfels Avenue Exhibition Fiesta, Fête, Festival at the McNay Art Museum moves from San Antonio to Seville, Venice, Versailles, St. Petersburg, and other cities to celebrate some of the world’s great festivals. Scene and costume designs from the Tobin Collection reveal that San Antonio’s own Fiesta®—from NIOSA and Charreada to the Coronation of the Queen of the Order of the Alamo and Cornyation—belongs to a rich tradition of popular court celebrations. Full of human drama and local color, festivals inspired modern ballets and operas by Bizet, Ravel, Mussorgsky, Stravinsky, and Verdi, all brought to life by some of the Tobin Collection’s most famous artists. Public programs accompanying this exhibition include a Backstage at the McNay presentation on San Antonio’s Cornyation (March 14); and the Tobin Distinguished Lecture where British art historian Sir Roy Strong talks about the history of royal coronations (April 11). Visitors of all ages are invited to join the festivities during Spring Break Free Family Days: Viva Fiesta®! (March 12–14). For more information go to www. mcnayart.org.


ZETA FIESTA® TRACK MEET

Alpha Pi Zeta Chapter, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. President: Gwendolyn M. Oquendo Commissioner: Virginia Ginger Pope April 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jerry Comalander Stadium, 12002 Jones Maltsberger Rd Alpha Pi Zeta Chapter, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., presents its 28th annual track meet for youths ages 6 through 13. This event is designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop good sportsmanship skills. Students gain a feeling of accomplishment while participating in a healthy multicultural activity. All students receive certificates of participation. Winners receive ribbons. Schools receive participation and sportsmanship trophies. Admission: Free for spectators. There is a $2 registration fee per participant. For more information call (210) 8653437 or (210) 599-0855.

QUEEN OF SOUL SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT

San Antonio Queen of Soul Inc. President: Ben Burleson Commissioner: Sharalyn King Johnson April 6, 8:01-10:30 p.m. Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 North Hackberry St. The Queen of Soul Scholarship Pageant provides San Antonio with a representative from the African-American community to take part in Fi-

esta®, civic and other community activities throughout the year. The pageant is designed to create enthusiasm in our young ladies and help them be aware of not only their beauty, but also their charm, poise and intellectual ability. Each lady in the pageant is a true representative of her community, school or career. The contestants take part in several competitions, including talent and an interview with judges. The 2013 Queen of Soul and her court will be crowned at the evening’s climax. Admission: $15. For more information contact Terri Williams at (210) 3473574.

NAACP YOUTH IMAGE AWARDS BANQUET

NAACP Youth Council President: Taylor Dismuke Commissioner: Regina Horne-Espree April 6, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Bright Shawl, 819 Augusta St The NAACP Youth Image Awards Banquet is a medium through which the NAACP Youth Council recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of elementary, middle and high school students in the areas of academics, and volunteerism. The event is dedicated to raising the standards of education by setting higher expectations of our youth, mentoring them through the channels necessary to obtain success and awarding scholarships, trophies, medals and certificates for their efforts. Recognition is also given to the 2012 Mr. and Miss NAACP for their outstanding efforts. Entertainment includes local talent by ACT-SO and Youth Image Award honorees. Proceeds support scholarships and our “Back to School-Stay in School” program. Lunch will be served promptly at 11:30 a.m. Admission: $35 donation per person in advance. For more information e-mail the NAACP Youth Council at naacpyouthsa@yahoo.com or call (210) 325-5857.

FIESTA® TEENAGE CORONATION

The Woman’s Club of San Antonio President: Rosemary Sundeen Commissioner: Liz Jauer April 7, 3-5 p.m. The Playhouse (formerly San Pedro Playhouse), 800 W. Ashby Daughters, granddaughters and children of members of the 115-year-old Woman’s Club of San Antonio participate in the Teenage Coronation Court of Royalty. King Antonio crowns the young queen, and the Fiesta® San Antonio Commission President crowns the princess. Young women of the court also appear on a float in the River Parade. Free event. Free parking. For more information call (210) 7324811.

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SCULPTORS INVITATIONAL ART SHOW

Sculptors Dominion International Inc. President: Gilbert Barrera Commissioner: Gilbert Barrera April 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Villa del Carmen Sculpture Conservatory, 11354 Vance Jackson Rd. An exhibit of large outdoor sculpture, this is Fiesta®’s “quiet event.” Seventy sculptors from 10 states and six countries are to showcase more than 100 sculptures. All works are for sale. This high-end cultural exhibit is staged in a six-acre manicured sculpture garden. This organization exposes the Fiesta® community to the art and culture of outdoor sculpture “al fresco” (open air). Photography and “sketching” welcome. Admission: $5; School kids’ class tours are free during the week by appointment. Sculpture classes and memberships are available. For more information call Gilbert E. Barrera, (210) 696-9813, email gilbertebarrera@gmail.com, or visit www.sculptorsdominion.com.

GROWING UP FEMALE WORKSHOP

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. President: Keren T. Douglas, Ed.D. Commissioner: Debra Tanner April 13, 9 a.m.-2:00 p.m. University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway The San Antonio Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will host its annual “Growing-Up” Female Workshop, designed specifically for teenage girls in grades 6 through 12. The workshop provides an enriching experience through motivational speakers, engaging activities and that all-important “girl talk” addressing critical issues young ladies are challenged with in this day and time. This is a free event, however pre-registration and parental consent are required because of limited seating. Registration forms can be found at www.dstsanantonio.org. Continental breakfast and lunch are provided. For more information call (210) 269-6218 or e-mail deltadeb78@gmail.com.

MR. TEEN 2013 SAN ANTONIO SCHOLARSHIP AND MENTORING AWARDS BANQUET

Cherice Cochrane Mentoring for Success Foundation President: Claudette Lewis Commissioner: Clara Mitchell April 13, 6-10 p.m. Kendrick Club, Randolph Air Force Base, Bldg. 1039 The Cherice Cochrane Mentoring Foundation invites you to its annual official Fiesta® Scholarship and Mentoring Banquet. The event is to feature the 2013 “Young Men of Distinction,” escorted by the “Young Ladies of Excellence;” the crowning of “Mr. Teen San Antonio” and “Mr. Teen Fiesta;” presentation of the President’s Volunteer Service Awards, Outstanding Mentor and Mentoring Organization, and the award of the Claudette Cochrane Lewis Founder’s and the Cherice Co-

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chrane Mentoring Scholarships. The foundation’s mission is to provide strong adult mentors to junior- and senior-high school-aged children and provide them with the necessary tools for success. The scholarship banquet will not only highlight the foundation’s firstclass mentor/mentee matches, but will also pay tribute to the contributions of the late Cherice Amanda Cochrane, an exemplary mentor and role model. Cherice died at the young age of 19 at Tulane University from meningitis. Her work continues in the foundation with her many mentors who “mentored her way to success.” Admission: $30 each; tables $300 In advance. No ticket purchases at the door. For more information call (210) 378-1268 or e-mail claudette@thecochranefoundation.org.

2013 UTSA FOOTBALL FIESTA SPRING GAME

The University of Texas at San Antonio President: Dr. Ricardo Romo Commissioner: Dr. Barry McKinney April 14, Time: TBD Dub Farris Stadium, 8400 N. Loop 1604 W The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) finished its second season with a winning 8-4 record. 2013 will be a whole new ball game as UTSA enters Conference USA and has its home opener against Oklahoma State University. Having shattered NCAA records for single first game attendance and average attendance for the season, UTSA Football generates excitement with every game. The excitement continues this spring at the 2013 UTSA Football Fiesta Spring Game. UTSA invites the San Antonio community to an annual tradition at

Hats ON to Fiesta! Fiesta Hat Contest Fashion Show and Luncheon Wednesday, April 24 10:30am - 2:00pm Open to Public Omni Hotel at The Colonade Advance Reservations Required $75.00 per person

Fiesta Teenage Coronation Sunday, April 7 3:00pm - 5:00pm

San Pedro Playhouse, San Pedro Park & Ashby Free and Open to the Public

Fiesta Annual Flower Show Thursday, April 18, 2:00pm-4:00pm Friday, April 19, 10:00am-4:00pm The Woman’s Club, 1717 San Pedro The Woman’s Club of San Antonio - 210-732-4811 for reservations


UTSA. The Spring game is free and open to the public. This will also be an opportunity for the San Antonio community to watch some defense and some offense. Join our rising football team and Head Coach Larry Coker for this family friendly event at Dub Farris Stadium. Free Admission. For more information call (210) 458UTSA or e-mail rowdy@ utsa.edu.

April 21, Noon-10 p.m. April 22, 6-11 p.m. April 23, 6-11 p.m. (Remember the Red Night) April 24, 5-11 p.m. (Dollar Night, All Rides Just $1) April 25, 6-11 p.m. April 26, Noon.-midnight April 27, 11 a.m.-midnight April 28, Noon.-11 p.m.

Thursday, April 18 WITTE MUSEUM ANNUAL FIESTA® EXHIBITION

Patriotism and Pageantry: Fiesta Honors the Military Witte Museum - Betty Coates Textile Gallery President: Marise McDermott Commissioner: Heather Welder Russo April 18-August 18 Mondays and Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday noon-5 p.m. Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway Don’t miss the Witte’s annual Fiesta® exhibition! This year’s exhibit pays homage to the military, who has played a vital role in Fiesta® since the first Battle of Flowers Parade in 1891. Patriotism and Pageantry features the coronation robes of the Duchesses of the Armed Forces as well as other coronation robes celebrating patriotic themes. Additionally, historic photographs highlight the military’s participation. A highlight of this year is the dress worn by Cornelia Dumas Herff, Princess of the Court of the Lone Star, Honoring Texas Annexation to the United States, 1976. The bodice of the bright red velvet dress is covered with the wing-tip of an eagle worked in silver lame and rhinestones. The train features the eagle with outstretched wings, the seal of the United States is depicted on the train in silver lame with red, silver and blue sequins. Admission: $10 adults (12-64); $9 seniors (65+); $7 children (4-11); free for children 3 and under. Free admission Tuesdays 3-8 p.m. Free parking. For more information, visit www.wittemuseum.org or call (210) 357-1900.

FIESTA® CARNIVAL

Fiesta® San Antonio Commission April 17-28 (see schedule below), Alamodome Parking Lot C, 100 Montana Thrills and chills fill the air at one of the best carnivals in the land. Glittering lights, exciting rides and a wide assortment of foods in downtown San Antonio make the Carnival a perennial favorite of Fiesta-goers. Revenue from this event helps support the activities of the Fiesta® San Antonio Commission. Free admission. April 17, 5-11 p.m. (Dollar Night, All Rides Just $1) April 18, 6-11 p.m. (Military Appreciation Night) April 19, 5 p.m.-midnight April 20, 11 a.m.-midnight

FIESTA FIESTA® AT THE ALAMO

Fiesta® San Antonio Commission April 18, 5:00-9:00 p.m., Alamo Plaza Join us for the official opening of Fiesta® 2013 in front of The Alamo. Enjoy live entertainment, greet Fiesta® royalty and special guests. Buy, sell or trade Fiesta® pins and medals at Pin Pandemonium, which kicks off the festivities at 5:00 p.m. Come join in the fun as cascarónes are broken and the crowd proclaims “Viva Fiesta!” to kick off the Alamo City’s biggest, best festival. Free event. For more information call (210) 227-5191.

FIESTA® FLOWER SHOW

The Woman’s Club of San Antonio President: Rosemary Sundeen Commissioner: Liz Jauer April 18 & 19 Woman’s Club of San Antonio, 1717 San Pedro The 100th Annual Flower Show of the Woman’s Club of San Antonio features a wide array of beautiful and imaginative fresh and dried floral arrangements, horticulture displays, table settings and youth exhibits. Judging by certified National Flower Show judges takes place on the opening day, along with a ribbon cutting attended by local and Fiesta® dignitaries. Free event. April 18, 1-4 p.m., April 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free parking. For more information call (210) 732-4811.

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TEJANO EXPLOSION

LULAC Leads President: Oscar Moran Commissioner: Rudy Sandoval April 18-28, 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Cattleman’s Square, corner of W. Houston and N. Frio Streets Tejano Explosion jump starts Fiesta® and features 11 wonderful days of superb Tejano music. The unique band styles are diverse, ranging from Tejano, 1960s and ’70s Westside San Antonio oldies, Polkas, Conjunto, Cumbias, Boleros, country, rhythm ’n’ blues, and everything in between. This lively family oriented event offers authentic Mexican foods, favorite Fiesta® finger foods, beverages, dancing and games for Fiesta® goers of all ages. The gated event boasts park-like seating and tabletop stations for eating, friendship and hospitality. Thousands of music lovers from Texas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Wisconsin and other states return each year to Tejano Explosion—your one-stop entertainment event! Admission: 50 percent discount off the daily event price before 6 p.m. After 6 p.m. admission prices vary. For more information call (210) 2271177.

Friday, April 19 LACKLAND FIESTA® MILITARY PARADE

Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland April 19, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. JBSA-Lackland Parade Grounds This full-scale Basic Military Training Graduation parade is the only military graduation incorporated into Fiesta and features more than 1,000 distinctive military members and the first-rate 323rd Training Squadron Drum and Bugle Corps. The colorful and proud presentation passes in review for a multitude of civilian and military dignitaries and Fiesta® Royalty. The review offers authorized visitors an opportunity to share in time-honored military customs and traditions and to observe the nation’s finest-the U.S. Armed Forces. After the festivities, visitors may view the historic aircraft on display around and adjacent to the parade ground. The parade ground is east of SW Military Drive (just off U.S. Hwy 90 West). This event is for all government authorized military and civilians or by invitation only. Visitors should enter through the Gateway East Gate on Luke Avenue (just off SW Military Drive).

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RANDOLPH ART LEAGUE EXHIBIT & SALE

Randolph Art League President: Cleta Sample Commissioner: Beverly Cobb April 19-25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Alamo Plaza Alamo Plaza comes alive with all the colors of Fiesta® as local artists exhibit their original art and fine crafts at the Randolph Art League’s 38th annual Fiesta® Art Exhibit and Sale. Share the friendly Fiesta® spirit by visiting with the artists, and enjoy the quality and variety of paintings, prints, miniatures, pottery and other artistic expressions displayed for browsing. The league was organized in 1964 at Randolph Air Force Base, and many of its members are associated with the military. Free event. For more information call (210) 289-3894.

FIESTA ESPECIÁL

Reaching Maximum Independence, Inc. President: Pam Kelly Commissioner: Melanie Cawthon April 19–20, 10am-4pm New Creation Christian Fellowship Parking Lot, 8700 Fourwinds Drive Join the San Antonio community for an amazing Fiesta® experience for people of all ages and abilities. This event features special accommodation and attention to the needs of individuals with disabilities. Enjoy rides, games, music, dancing, food, crafts and much, much more at this family-friendly, alcohol- and tobacco-free event. Local schools,

“River City LULAC” Sponsors of

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group homes and senior living centers are invited to attend Friday, April 19th with complimentary admission (advance reservations required). Join in the fun with our Royal Court opportunities, Friday, April 19th Shoebox Float Parade and Saturday, April 20th Fiesta Especiál® Promenade & Parade with a 2.5 mile Fun Run in the beautiful city of Windcrest. Fiesta Especiál® is brought to you by RMI in partnership with Walzem Family YMCA, disABILITYsa.org and u|ability. Event Admission: $5 per person. Food, game and ride tickets sold separately. For more information about the event, parade or run go to www.fiestaespecial.com, www.Facebook.com/FiestaEspecial, Twitter. com/FiestaEspecial or call (210) 656-6674.

variety of music, including the best Tejano and Conjunto music, Latin jazz, and country-western. Check out our popular College Night, April 23rd! Browse among more than 30 food booths featuring Mexican cuisine, Cajun shrimp, hamburgers, fresh fruit drinks, funnel cakes and new delicious Fiesta® treats this year! Visit the website for Military and Fitness activities. The event is sponsored by the Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation, whose mission is to help educate the next generation of Texans and support the traditions and educational outreach efforts of the Rey Feo scholarship program. Free event. For more information visit www.reyfeoconsejo.org.

FIESTA® UTSA FIESTA DE LOS REYES AT MARKET SQUARE

Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation President: Baltazar “Walter” Serna Jr. Commissioner: Lisa Andrade Gónima April 19-28, 10 a.m.-midnight Sunday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturdays Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St. Combine Rey Feo, a cherished Fiesta® icon, with Market Square’s position as a historical center in the heart of the city’s culture, and San Antonio gets 10 days of a new twist on Fiesta® family fun and entertainment! Fiesta® de los Reyes at Market Square, one of the largest free Fiesta® celebrations, takes place in downtown’s historic Market Square. Live entertainment from multiple stages features folklorico dancers and a

The University of Texas at San Antonio President: Dr. Ricardo Romo Commissioner: Dr. Barry McKinney April 19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. UTSA Sombrilla, UTSA Main Campus Come enjoy the 36th Annual Fiesta® UTSA, sponsored by The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Campus Activities Board. The UTSA campus comes alive with food, music, games and entertainment. The UTSA student organizations run food and game booths as fundraisers. En-

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joy live music and performances by the student organizations. Free admission. Various costs for food and games. For more information call (210) 458-4160 or e-mail getinvolved@utsa.edu.

FIESTA OYSTER BAKE© THE HEARTBEAT OF FIESTA©

St. Mary’s University Alumni Association President: Darrell Stewart Commissioner: Steve Rosenauer April 19-20, Friday 5-11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., St. Mary’s University Campus, One Camino Santa Maria The Oyster Bake began in 1916 as a small gathering of alumni. Since that time the event has grown into one of the most popular Fiesta® celebrations. This year the Fiesta Oyster Bake celebrates its 97th anniversary! The Oyster Bake features more than 100,000 oysters, served raw, baked or fried. Another 60 food booths dish up savory favorites such as fajitas, sausage on a stick, egg rolls, hamburgers and chicken on a stick. A variety of beverages are available to quench every thirst, while continuous music on five stages highlights the party. Friday night is family night and officially starts the traditional Fiesta Oyster Bake©. Patrons can enjoy a children’s area with games and other interactive activities geared for the young and young at heart, and a spectacular fireworks finale. Fiesta Oyster Bake© is sponsored by the St. Mary’s University Alumni Association. All proceeds fund student scholarships and university and alumni programs.

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Admission: $18 in advance, $20 at the gate, $30 2-day advance ticket. Children 12 and under are free! VIA Special Event Park & Ride service is available both days. Limited on-campus parking is $15. For more information visit www.oysterbake.com or call (210) 436-3324. Tickets at The Fiesta Store®.

A TASTE OF NEW ORLEANS 2013

San Antonio Zulu Association President: Ed Wilson Commissioner: Bennie Cole April 19-21 Sunken Garden Theater, Brackenridge Park, 3875 North Saint Mary’s Street If you want to experience unique and exquisite New Orleans food in a festive atmosphere, then come join us for our three day party-filled adventure. The Sunken Gardens will be alive and kickin’ with the tastes and sounds of ‘Nawlins. Nowhere else can you experience delicious and mouthwatering Creole and Cajun dishes; gumbo, crawfish, shrimp etouffee, red beans & rice, boudin and many other favorites of the region. This family-friendly event is filled with music that will make you want to dance and party like you’ve never done before. You will think you are in New Orleans when you hear some of our amazing toe tappin’ music from Dixieland, to Smooth Jazz, to Zydeco, straight from the Crescent City. You will also have the opportunity to join in as we 2nd line parade through the grounds with a brass band leading the way, or simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the entertainment while you take in our Big Easy experience. The Sunken Garden is ADA accessible. Blankets, strollers and folding


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chairs are welcome. Advance admission tickets are available at all area H-E-B stores for $10. Admission the weekend of the event is $12. Children 12 and younger still admitted free. Remember, all children under age 18 must have adult supervision. Hours: April 19, 5-Midnight, April 20, noon-Midnight, April 21, Noon-11 p.m. For more information call (210) 531-9464 or visit www.saza.org. You can also follow A Taste of New Orleans on Facebook and Twitter. VIA Special Event Park & Ride service is available both days. Tickets at The Fiesta Store®.

FIESTA® DEL REY: CROWN THE KING!

Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation President: Baltazar “Walter” Serna Jr. Commissioner: Lisa Andrade Gónima April 19, 6-7 p.m. Main Plaza in front of San Fernando Cathedral Enjoy an evening of free Fiesta® fun for the family beginning at 6 p.m. with the crowning of “the People’s King,” El Rey Feo LXV. You will be treated to the sound of Mariachis, folklórico dancers and charros strolling through the plaza. Larry Benson will accept the crown and title of Rey Feo LXV for Fiesta® 2013 from Rey Feo LXIV, Richard Ojeda. You’ll have the chance to meet the members of the new royal court and former Rey Feos! Free event. For more information visit www.reyfeoconsejo.org.

Rey Feo Scholarship Committee President: Tom Sandoval Commissioner: Laura Flores April 19, 7 p.m.-midnight River-level Grotto, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center 200 E. Market St. The traditional Rey Feo Reception takes place immediately following the coronation of Larry Benson, El Rey Feo LXV. This event is a celebration fit for a king, with live music, dancing, food, an open bar and lots of Fiesta® royalty and city leaders to mingle with throughout the evening. Come join the fun! Tickets: $50. For information and tickets, call (210) 764-1708.

WEBB PARTY

San Antonio AIDS Foundation President: Jill Rips Commissioner: Regina Villalobos April 19, 7:30 p.m.-midnight Lambermont Estate, 950 East Grayson St. WEBB Party – “When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.” What has now become San Antonio’s choice Fiesta® event, the WEBB Party is the single largest fundraiser for the San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF). Guests can expect a cuisine tasting featuring the finest fare from local restaurateurs, drinks, live entertainment, dancing, a silent auction and a stellar crowd. The WEBB Party is one of the top events of the Fiesta® season! All proceeds from the WEBB Party go directly into SAAF’s client services. Celebrity guests have been known to appear at WEBB Party, so don’t miss out on this who’s who event! Tickets for the WEBB Party cost $75 in advance and $90 at the door. All food, drink and entertainment are included. Advance purchase tickets are available through The Fiesta Store® starting March 22. For other ticket locations and more details about the WEBB Party call (210) 225-4715 or visit www.webbparty.net.

FIESTA® POPS

San Antonio Symphony Interim President: David Filner Commissioner: Paul Salazar April 19-20, 8p.m. Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St. Celebrate the unique spirit of Fiesta with the San Antonio Symphony in a program featuring Folkorico, Tango, Mariachi and more. Admission: Ticket prices range from $12 to $67, Students $8 For more information call (210) 5541010 or visit www.sasymphony.org or www.ticketmaster.com .

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INCOGNITO: FIESTA’S® MASKED BALL

THE URBAN-15 GROUP Artistic Director: Catherine Cisneros Commissioner: Gilbert Stanley-Medford April 19, 8 p.m.-midnight Villita Assembly Building, 401 Villita St. Attend the electrifying Incognito, a Fiesta® event for the adventurous! Celebrate the magic and wonder of Fiesta® “carnival-style.” Dance to live music from Brazil, the Caribbean and South America provided by Brave Combo, and enjoy a fabulous floor show by Carnaval de San Anto dancers and drummers. Wear a mask or costume and enter San Antonio’s most imaginative costume contest, where anyone can be crowned “Fiesta® Royalty.” Costume contest! Cash prizes for the best costumes: 1st place gets $100, 2nd place $50 and 3rd place $25. Admission: $30 per person or $200 per table of 8. Tickets available in advance beginning January 15 on-line at www.urban15.org and March 22 at the Fiesta® Centralized Ticket Sales Center at The Fiesta Store®, 2611 Broadway. For tickets or more information visit www.urban15. org, email events@urban15.org or call (210) 736-1500.

Saturday, April 20 FIESTA® MISSION 10K RUN

San Antonio Roadrunners President: Jerry Negrete Commissioner: Joan Bobrukiewiez April 20, 7-11 a.m. Location TBD Get Fiesta® 2013 off to a running start by participating in the San Antonio Roadrunners’ 40th annual Fiesta® Mission 10K run. Join us as we celebrate Fiesta® by running in San Antonio. Music and refreshments after the race for all participants, family and friends. Free to spectators. Visit www.saroadrunners.com or www.solerssports.com for more information.

TEXAS CORVETTE ASSOCIATION CAR SHOW FIESTA® MASQUERADE PARTY

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Psi Alpha Chapter President: Billy W. Fair Commissioner: Gregory L. Thompson April 19, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Sunset Station, 350 Hoefgen Street off East Houston The 12th Annual Fiesta® Jamboree/Masquerade Party, sponsored by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Psi Alpha Chapter, is a multicultural celebration in the spirit of the San Antonio Fiesta®. Attendees at the event are highly encouraged to dress in the festive outfit of their choice. The Fiesta® Masquerade Party is expressly designed to get people into the overall fever of the San Antonio Fiesta® season. Price includes food, door prizes and musical entertainment to include Zydeco, Jazz, R&B, Ol’ School, Pop, Reggae, Latino/Salsa and more. Proceeds from this event go to the Psi Alpha Chapter Scholarship Fund. Admission: $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For more information or tickets please contact Greg Thompson at (210) 863-0601.

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children President: Christine Spadafor Commissioner: Daniel Martin April 20, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Main Plaza in Boerne If classic cars and Corvettes appeal to you, then Boerne is the place to be.

April 20, 2013 @ 8am Mission County Park Pavilion 2

April 27, 2013 @ 6:40pm on Fiesta Flambeau Parade Route

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More than 350 cars will be on display at Main Plaza. In addition to the cars, you can enjoy music, silent auctions and door prizes. This is the 21st annual car show presented by the Texas Corvette Association to benefit St. Jude’s Ranch for Children in Bulverde. St. Jude’s Ranch is a home for abandoned, abused and neglected children in central and south Texas. Admission: Free to spectators. Car registration is $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. For more information call (830) 226-5386.

10K WALK: CAMINADA DE FIESTA®

Fort Sam Houston April 20, 8:00 a.m.-noon Army Medical Museum, Fort Sam Houston Bring the whole family to the 30th annual Caminada de Fiesta®. This Fiesta® walk is a European-style Volksmarch through historic Fort Sam Houston. Walk the 10-kilometer (6.2 miles) or the shorter 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) route and enjoy a bit of the Army post’s history. The Texas Wanderers and Fort Sam Hous-

ton’s Outdoor Recreation Division sponsor this event. The Caminada de Fiesta® is a sanctioned AVA/ IVV Volksmarch. Enter the installation at the Harry Wurzbach gate, Harry Wurzbach Road. Free event unless participant desires AVA/IVV distance credit or awards. Registration is open from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Walkers will have until 3 p.m. to complete the event. For more information contact Gerald Kamicka at (210) 658-2160 or geraldk726@aol.com.

SAN ANTONIO WOMEN’S & CO-ED FIESTA® SOCCER TOURNAMENT

Women’s Soccer Association of San Antonio President & Commissioner: Alice Klein April 20-21, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. STAR Soccer Complex, Wurzbach Parkway & Thousand Oaks The Women’s Soccer Association of San Antonio is proud to announce its 35th annual Fiesta® Women’s and CoEd Soccer Tournament. Women and co-ed teams from Texas and other states compete at all levels. Food, beverages and tshirts are for sale. The Women’s Soccer Association consists of several divisions: Competitive, Recreation, Under 23, Over 30 and Co-ed. League games are played year-round. Fall and spring games are played Sundays, summer games during the week and Sundays, and co-ed games Sunday afternoons. You may register year-round. Free admission and parking. For further information visit www.wsasa.org, e-mail soccerklein@sbcglobal.net, or call (210) 653-7013 or cell (210) 394-2788 (preferred).

BATTLE ALS WITH FLOWERS

The ALS Association Texas Chapter President & Commissioner: Bonnie Walsh Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Valero Energy Corp., 1 Valero Way This is a unique floral event unlike other flower shows. Our guests have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on flower arranging presentation and tutorial under the guidance of a Local Texas Master Florist. We provide all the material so that each guest can create a one-of-a-kind floral arrangement to take home and enjoy throughout Fiesta®! In addition, our guests will enjoy a silent auction, an elegant lunch and a live auction of creations made by guest florists who are local to San Antonio. All proceeds from the event benefit The ALS Association Texas Chapter (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Tickets are $100 per participant. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., along with a continental breakfast and the silent auction. The tutorial starts at 9:30 a.m. Lunch is from noon to 1:30 p.m. For more information contact The ALS Association Texas Chapter at (210) 733-5204 or email Donna Rendon at d.rendon@alsa-texas.org.

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SAN JACINTO VICTORY CELEBRATION

FIESTA® LACROSSE TOURNAMENT

San Antonio Lacrosse Association President: Bill Montez Commissioner: Chip Flanagan April 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Mary’s Hall, 9401 Starcrest High school, junior high and youth teams from across Texas converge to play in the 39th Fiesta® Lacrosse Tournament. Lacrosse is not only the oldest game in North America, it is also the oldest team-sporting event in Fiesta®. The game was originally played by the great Indian nations of the northeast, hundreds of years before the arrival of the first Europeans. In the original game entire Native American tribes were divided into teams that often contained as many as 2,000 warriors. Goals were placed in villages miles apart, and the players were each given one or two sticks. The stick contained a woven leather pocket on the end with which a ball could be thrown or caught. French missionaries named this game “la crosse” because the shape of the wooden sticks reminded them of a bishop’s crosier (staff). Come join the San Antonio Lacrosse Association for this exciting event! Free admission. For more information call (210) 887-5144.

Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Alamo Heroes Chapter President: Melba B. Stout Commissioner: Elaine Milam Vetter April 20, 10-11:30 a.m. The Alamo Please join The Daughters of The Republic of Texas Alamo Heroes Chapter at their annual San Jacinto Day Celebration! We always celebrate on the first Saturday of Fiesta® so that the Children of Texas can participate in this very important, popular event. The Battle of San Jacinto forever changed the history of Texas and the world. Fiesta® commemorates the Texas win at the Battle of San Jacinto and we’d like for you to join us as we celebrate! Listen as historians read letters to loved ones at home from soldiers who were in the actual battle. You can join The Alamo Heroes Chapter Daughters and Children of the Republic of Texas in their toast to Texas victory with Alamo water. Remember and help us honor those brave heroes who fought for Texas Independence at San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. Immediately following the ceremony you are invited to join us for our chapter’s annual Fiesta® desayuno in Alamo Hall. Food, music and friends—what a great way to start your day! The Alamo Shrine, the Long Barrack and grounds were the actual site of the famous Battle of The Alamo, which set the stage for Texas’ battle for independence at San Jacinto. After our brief ceremony, you will have the opportunity to tour the Shrine, Long Barrack and walk the grounds where The Alamo’s beautiful garden flourishes. We have a mission: Remember The Alamo.

FIESTA® BIRD MART

Alamo Exhibition Bird Club President: Stella Selby Commissioner: David Dupuy April 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Live Oak Civic Center, 8101 Pat Booker Rd. Looking for a different kind of entertainment? Bring the whole family to this unique event sponsored by the Alamo Exhibition Bird Club. The Fiesta® Bird Mart is an entertaining and educational experience. Learn about birds of all colors, types and sizes: finches, parakeets, canaries, cockatiels, cockatoos and many more. More than 200 tables will display birds, toys, seed, cages and miscellaneous crafts and jewelry. Helpful vendors will discuss the care of pet birds and issues of concern to pet owners. Come and see a real Texas-sized raffle of birds and bird products. Join us for a fun-filled Fiesta® event. Admission: $3 for adults. Children 12 and under are free. For more information visit www.aebc.org or call (210) 449-0480.

Saturday April, 20th

10am-6pm 200 Goodrich Dr.

Free parking & admission

www.P o r t S a n A n t o n i o .u s / F i es t a

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Free event. For more information contact Alamo Heroes DRT representative Elaine Milam Vetter, (210) 408-6666.

VIVA BOTÁNICA!

San Antonio Botanical Society President: Jeff Rochelle Commissioner: Candace Andrews April 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Viva Botánica! A Garden Fiesta® for the whole family! Decorate your stroller or red wagon and wear your finest Fiesta® attire to enjoy the spring beauty of the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Start the fun with a children’s parade, with awards that include “most original,” “best red wagon” and “best stroller.” Viva Botánica crafts, music and games combine the natural beauty of the Garden’s 38 acres with Fiesta® fun. Enjoy a “walk across Texas” experience along the Texas Native Trail, where families can explore the East Texas lake, the Hill Country’s limestone spring and historic cabins, and the Bird Watch at the farthest reach of the South Texas region. For home gardeners, the Botanical Society will host its popular spring plant sale of San Antonio-friendly plants, all lovingly grown in the volunteer greenhouse at the Garden. Of course there’s a Fiesta® medal! Designed especially each year for the Botanical Garden, this collector’s item can be purchased in the Garden Gate Gift Shop. Plan to begin your Fiesta® week celebrations with your family at Viva Botánica, an alcohol-free event. Admission: $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-13, $6 for seniors, military and students. For more information visit www.sabot.org or call (210) 207-3250.

FIESTA® OLÉ STYLE SHOW, LUNCHEON AND BAZAAR

Pan American League President: Herlinda Sifuentes Commissioner: Rosa Bonanno April 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oak Hills Country Club 5403 Fredericksburg Rd. Experience the brilliant colors and festive music of Fiesta® as models parade down the runway showing the latest in Fiesta® wear. Enjoy a meal fit for Fiesta® royalty while you view the unique attire and decide which pieces must make it into your closet. By popular demand, this style show and luncheon is now in its 11th year as an official Fiesta® event, and is sponsored by the Pan American League, a nonprofit organization with a charitable foundation ready to assist the city in promoting the welfare of those less privileged. Limited seating capacity. Tickets: $40. For reservations and more information call (210) 826-2523 or (210) 349-7821.

EARTH DAY

City of San Antonio President & Commissioner: Joe Alderete April 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Woodlawn Lake, 1103 Cincinnati This event was created to share with and educate the community on the value and respect we should give our Planet Earth. It’s the land, water and air we breathe and live in. The event will include entertainment stages, food (vegetarian) and beverage booths, tree-planting demonstrations, 5K run, workshops and seminars demonstrating various energy and conservation ideas and techniques. Co-sponsored by the Earth Day Committee and the City of San Antonio. Free admission. For more information call Earth Day chairman Joe Alderete, (210) 434-6967.

CELEBRATIONS OF TRADITIONS POW WOW

United San Antonio Pow Wow Inc. President: Erwin J. De Luna Commissioner: Rose Mary De Luna April 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Gourd Dancing-11 a.m., Grand Entry-12:30 p.m., and intertribal dancing and exhibitions until 4 p.m) Woodlawn Gymnasium, 1103 Cincinnati Ave. Celebrations of Traditions Pow Wow is an official Fiesta® event, which will provide all who attend, individuals and families, the opportunity to view and participate in the American Indian culture and traditions of dance and music at an official Native American Pow Wow. The Pow Wow promotes tribal traditions, culture and the opportunity for Native people to gather in celebrating their rich heritage with one another. The Pow Wow is sponsored by United San Antonio Pow Wow Inc., a Texas nonprofit chartered, federally

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recognized 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to promote the traditions and culture of the American Indian. Through the Pow Wow, American Indians can pass these traditions to their children and grandchildren so the culture can be maintained and enriched— learning the honored ways of the past. This event will include vendors selling Native American arts, crafts and supplies. Free admission. For more information check www.unitedsanantoniopowwow.com or email nativeamerican@netscape.net.

Live music featuring eclectic performers on two stages and traditional Fiesta® food offerings will enhance the public’s experience. Admission fees support community education programs and this nonprofit school: $10 for adults and $5 for children (admission discounts for advance tickets); $15 2-day passes. Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.- 5p.m. For more information visit www.swschool.org. Tickets at The Fiesta Store®.

FIESTA® DE LOS NIÑOS FIESTA® FESTIVAL

San Antonio State Supported Living Center President: Ralph Henry Commissioner: Orlando Cisneros April 20, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 6711 S. New Braunfels Ave. at Pecan Valley (west from I-37). The San Antonio State Supported Living Center (SASSLC) provides 24hour residential services, comprehensive behavioral treatment services and health-care services for about 300 individuals (including physicians, nursing and dental). SASSLC also provides life-skills training; occupational, physical and speech therapies; vocational programs; and services to maintain connections between residents, their families and natural support systems. The festival is a nonalcoholic event. The mini parade starts at noon and features official Fiesta® Royalty as well as elected resident royalty representing the various school dorms. The parade has bands, floats, horses, dogs, dancers and clowns. As the parade winds down, food and activity booths continue to provide a “mini-Mardi Gras”-style event on the campus. Enjoy lots of food, live music, dancers, arts and craft and fun, fun, fun for the whole family. Free admittance and parking. For more information call (210) 531-3729.

FIESTA® ARTS FAIR

Southwest School of Art President: Paula Owen Commissioner: Barbara Hill April 20 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and April 21 (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) Southwest School of Art, 300 Augusta For 40 years, Fiesta® Arts Fair has been a favorite of families and art aficionados exploring their artistic side. Cited by American Style Magazine as “one of America’s best arts fairs and festivals,” this nationally recognized juried art fair will bring together 120 artists from all across the U.S., displaying contemporary ceramics, paintings, jewelry, glass, photography, sculpture, wearable art and other high-quality artworks. Fiesta® Arts Fair takes place on the shady, park-like setting of the school’s historic Ursuline Campus, located on the San Antonio River Walk. This family friendly event features a Children’s Art Garden with hands-on activities where kids work with professional artists to create their own art.

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Port San Antonio President: Bruce E. Miller Commissioner: Rosalie Pecina April 20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Port San Antonio, 200 Donald Goodrich This is a party for the “Pint-Sized Folks.” Homemade floats will lead the way through Port San Antonio’s Town Center at noon and there’s lots more to do. Children can enjoy games and rides, all in a safe, alcohol-free environment. Even though this is a fiesta, parents, we haven’t forgotten about you. There will be music and dance performed by some of San Antonio’s finest entertainers. And don’t worry, we’ve got food so you can try to keep up with the kiddos. So don’t miss the one party that caters to the kids: Fiesta® de los Niños. Free event. Free parking. For more information call (210) 362-7889 or visit www.portsanantonio.us/fiesta.


FIESTA® DE LOS VETERANOS “PARTY FOR THE VETERANS”

Audie L. Murphy Veterans Hospital (South Texas Veterans Health Care System) President: Joyce G. Brown Commissioner: Harry Robinson Saturday, April 20, 2013, from 11:00 a.m-4:00 p.m. 281 Texas Roadhouse, 16915 San Pedro Avenue (Hollywood Park) The South Texas Veterans Health Care System will host the “Party for the Veterans/ Fiesta® De Los Veteranos” 13th Annual Motorcycle Ride & Rally. Come celebrate with our nation’s Heroes by participating in our festivities and events. You will enjoy familyoriented fun activities in our motorcycle judging contest, rally activities, free live music from various bands (Tejano, C&W, classic rock), food, an assortment of commercial vendor merchandise and community service booths. Plan to visit our Family Island, a place for families, children and the young at heart with moon bounces, games, face painting and other fun activities. Free admission & free parking. Military uniforms are encouraged. For more information, call Voluntary Service Office at (210) 617-5107, email: STXVOLSVC@va.gov.

MISS MARGARET’S VICTORIAN HOUSE TOUR

Perry-Gething Foundation President: Robert M. Perry Commissioner: Katherine Perry April 20-25, 1-4 p.m. 409 E. Guenther St., King William District The King William home of the late Miss Margaret Gething, known as “Miss Margaret’s Victorian House Tour,” is currently undergoing repairs due to a fire. Due to the quick response of the San Antonio Fire Department the antique collection has remained intact. In keeping with the tradition of this lovely home being open for tours during Fiesta® (the house was opened for Fiesta® tours in the 1940’s and is a long standing official Fiesta® event); a limited walk through tour is planned for a few rooms that were not damaged by the fire. Although not all of the antique collections will be displayed and the restoration is ongoing, the tours will be during Fiesta® from Saturday, April 20th and ending Thursday, April 25th from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. daily. Free admission, donations are accepted.

PIÑATAS IN THE BARRIO

A.U.E.D.A. (Action United Entertainers & Diverse Artists) President: Margo Uriegas-Griffith Commissioner: Rick Uriegas April 20, 1pm-10 p.m. Plaza Guadalupe, 1327 Guadalupe St. Piñatas in the Barrio celebrates its 17th year as an official Fiesta® San Antonio event. It is sponsored by A.U.E.D.A., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide financial, emotional and physical support for mainstream entertainers and diverse artists from all walks of life. We improve the availability of financial, physical and mental-health and educational services to artists and their extended families through support groups and programs. Piñatas in the Barrio already features live entertainment, delicious food and fun for the whole family. 2013 will prove to be a spectacular year, with the unveiling of the “Barrio’s Largest Piñata.” San Antonio’s record-sized PIÑATA. Rey Feo will crown our Senior Citizen King and Queen of the Barrio at this official Fiesta® event. Our King and Queen will participate in the Battle of Flowers® Parade and the Fiesta® Flambeau® Parade. Proceeds from the event support projects and scholarships, primarily on the West Side of San Antonio. Free admission. For more information call (210) 772-6595 or (210) 3257714.

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THIS HALLOWED GROUND

Sons of the Republic of Texas, Alamo Chapter President: Jim Massingill Commissioner: David W. Jauer April 20, 1-2:30 p.m. The Alamo “This Hallowed Ground” is a walking tour of the original perimeter walls of the Alamo. This event is sponsored by the Alamo Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas (SRT) with support from the San Antonio Living History Association. Living historians interact with the tour leader to enhance the tour experience. The tour also features maps that illustrate the original fortress, show cannon locations, the location of the main gate and archaeological findings that have taken place over the years. After the tour there will be a brief award ceremony for middle school students who were winners in the SRT poster and essay contest. SRT members are descendants of those who resided in Texas during the Republic era, from 1836 to 1846. Free admission. For more information call (210) 341-0022.

INVESTITURE OF KING ANTONIO XCI

Texas Cavaliers President: De Miller Commissioner: Steve Dutton April 20, 7-8:30 p.m. Alamo Plaza King Antonio, one of the longest-standing Fiesta® traditions, is a member of the royalty who reign over the merriment of Fiesta®. King Antonio is selected each year from the ranks of the Texas Cavaliers, a patriotic and civic organization, and his public investiture takes place at sunset in front of the Alamo Saturday evening. Dating to 1927, this inspiring ceremony begins the reign of the new king, honors the memory of matchless heroes who fell at the Alamo and recognizes new Cavaliers. The tradition of naming a king to preside over Fiesta® began in 1896. King Antonio’s distinctive red and blue uniform, with sword and plumed hat, was inspired by the dress of the French Foreign Legion and French officers corps of World War I. During his reign, King Antonio visits schools throughout the city, hospitals, nursing homes and business and community groups. Through the Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation the Cavaliers disburse funds to support children’s charities in the community. Free event. For more information visit www.texascavaliers.org.

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PATRIOTIC & HISTORICAL BALL

State Association of Texas Pioneers President: Steve Rogers Commissioner: Karen Rogers April 20, 7-11 p.m. Villita Assembly Building, 401 Villita St. The 94th annual Patriotic and Historical Ball is one of the galas opening the 2013 Fiesta® activities. The event leads off with everyone participating in the Grand March. The first Patriotic and Historical Ball took place in 1919 to honor San Antonio’s military personnel and the event has continued since that time. Military personnel from local installations and organizations are special guests for the evening, and representatives from each local installation are presented. The ball is sponsored by the State Association of Texas Pioneers. It is continued today by those pioneers’ descendants to perpetuate Texas traditions and establish and maintain landmarks, memorial halls and museums. Free event, but ticket controlled. For tickets or more information write: State Association of Texas Pioneers, P.O. Box 6869, San Antonio, TX 78209 or call (210) 829-1168 or (210) 862-7258.


ALL-AMERICAN CANTEEN

Preservation Fort Sam Houston President: Joan Gaither Commissioner: Pris Trawick April 20, 7-11 p.m. Mission Room, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 200 E Market St. Uncle Sam wants you! And so do we. You are invited to dance the night away at an “Army Canteen” as we honor our military history and traditions through the ages. Our event focuses on the impact of World War II on Fort Sam Houston and its soldiers. We encourage you to celebrate America’s Greatest Generation and to salute our current heroes in uniform. The spirit of red, white and blue, of Stars and Stripes, and Rosie the Riveter will enhance the ambiance of the 1940s. Our big band and singers will transport you on a “Sentimental Journey” to “Tuxedo Junction.” So put on your two-tone shoes, that Eisenhower jacket or your favorite “String of Pearls,” and join us at the All-American Canteen for a night of jitterbug and boogie-woogie. Admission: $85 per person. Cash bar opens at 7 p.m., buffet dinner at 7:45, dancing and entertainment 7-11 p.m. For tickets or information e-mail sidandpris@aol.com, or call (210) 490-1818.

CHIPS N’ SALSA – A FIESTA® CASINO NIGHT!

SA Youth President: Jason Maratea Commissioner: Louis Cardenas April 20, 7-11 p.m. El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel, 110 Lexington Ave. SA Youth invites you to join us for our 7th Annual Chips N Salsa™, an official Fiesta® San Antonio event to benefit SA Youth! Come join us for a night of Chips N’ Salsa™ Royalty, High Roller Casino fun, Salsa dancing, VIP Room, dazzling Silent Auction, appetizers, drinks and more! This fun filled Fiesta® event has something for everyone. Try your luck at one of the many casino games tables, dance to the sounds of the live Salsa band, mingle with Fiesta® Royalty, or gain access to our exclusive VIP room. Don’t forget the chance to peruse our silent auction, all while enjoying appetizers and drinks for a great cause! Since its inception, SA Youth has helped more than 20,000 youths ranging from 5 to 24 years. SA Youth works to develop the character, strengths, talents and skills of San Antonio’s high-risk urban youth through fun, safe experiences, positive learning environments and holistic programs that inspire each individual to fulfill his or her potential, personally and in the community. All event proceeds will benefit youths served by SA Youth. Tickets are $50 for regular entry and $100 for VIP entry. For more information, please visit www.chipsnsalsafiesta.com, or call (210) 223-3131, ext. 207. Tickets at The Fiesta Store®.

DANCE KALEIDOSCOPE

San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet President: Melanie Evans Commissioner: Bedell Springs April 20, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry The San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet, member Regional Dance America, presents its 15th annual Fiesta® event “Dance Kaleidoscope,” an exciting showcase of classical and contemporary dance. San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet will present the classical ballet, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” as well as new works by Karin Connally, Associate Director, and guest choreographers. If you’re looking for an entertaining evening filled with enchanting movement and music, you’ve come to the right show! Consistently a San Antonio Express-News Pick Six and Best of Dance winner, San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet assures audiences a lovely evening. This production is sponsored in part by the city of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs. Admission: Adults $20, student/seniors/active military $16, children $12. Tickets available through www.ticketmaster.com and the Carver Center box office (210) 207-2234. For more information contact company administrator Karin L. Connally at (210) 650-8810 or kconnally@ sametballet.org.

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Sunday, April 21 FIESTA® SAN ANTONIO MARIACHI MASS

San Fernando Cathedral President: Very Rev. Tony Vilano Commissioner: Leroy Garcia April 21, 8-9 a.m. San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza Now in its 17th year, the annual Mariachi Mass blesses all Fiesta® royalty, commissioners and participants as they embark on their various commitments during Fiesta®. The mass is nationally televised from the historic San Fernando Cathedral. Free event. For more information email events@sfcathedral.org, call (210) 227-1297 x107 or visit www.sfcathedral.org/news.html.

CHAMPAGNE AND DIAMONDS BRUNCH

Lo Bello de San Antonio Women’s Club President: Anita Heim Commissioner: Denise Garcia April 21, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. San Antonio Shrine Auditorium, 901 N. Loop 1604 W. Do you like bling? Do you like bubbles? Then you’ll love Lo Bello de San Antonio Women’s Club’s annual Champagne and Diamonds Brunch. You will have a fabulous time with old and new friends and sip champagne with Fiesta® Royalty! This unique event combines an incredible breakfast brunch, champagne and a chance to win a two-carat dia-

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mond. No other Fiesta® event features a GRITO contest between the Fiesta® Commission President, King Antonio and Rey Feo. Entertainment includes great music, dancing and a silent auction. You definitely do not want to miss this unique Fiesta® event! Tickets: $125 for the brunch and chance to win the two-carat diamond (valued at $32,160). For more information e-mail anita@ ashconsultinginc.com Tickets at The Fiesta Store®.

FIESTA® NUEVA AT ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church President: Billy Odam Jr. Commissioner: William (Bill) L. Brewer April 21, Mariachi Worship Service at 10:45 a.m, Fiesta® Nueva noon-4 p.m. 502 E. Nueva Kick off your Fiesta® week at Fiesta® Nueva with a celebration for the entire family. In the heart of San Antonio and located directly across from La Villita, St. John’s Lutheran Church is the oldest Lutheran church in the city and the originator of the Lutheran Coronation. Join us for a special Mariachi Worship Service at 10:45 a.m. that also features past and present royalty of the Lutheran Coronation. Then follow the mariachi band out onto


the grounds to enjoy an afternoon filled with games and rides for the children, food and drink booths and musical entertainment provided by the San Antonio Jazz Orchestra and other groups. Attempt to outbid your fellow revelers at the silent auction, or try your luck by purchasing a raffle ticket for some fabulous prizes. Our very own King Gallo X will be crowned and the Royal Court from the Lutheran Coronation will be represented. All proceeds benefit the ministries of St. John’s and the St. John’s Day School. Make Fiesta® Nueva your new Fiesta® tradition! Free admission. For more information, visit www.fiestanueva.com or call (210) 223-2611.

BEST OF THE WEST!

Our Lady of the Lake University President: Jane Ann Slater, CDP, PhD Commissioner: Dan Yoxall April 21, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 411 SW 24th St. Our Lady of the Lake University will host a celebration of the Westside of San Antonio as an official Fiesta® event. Best of the West is a family friendly event on the grounds of the university. The event features Westside restaurants. Local musicians and a headliner will entertain the crowds throughout the day. Children’s activities are to include interactive learning games, demonstrations, performers, rides and food booths. The goals of the event are to raise funds for OLLU scholarships, increase the university’s visibility and celebrate

the small businesses and culture of the Westside. Tickets are: $10-Adults, $5-Children. For more information call (210) 452-6450 or daguzman@ollusa.edu.

FIESTA® DE LA FAMILIA

St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church President & Commissioner: Father Michael O’Gorman April 21, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. St. Gregory Catholic Church, 700 Dewhurst St. Gregory Catholic Church’s annual Spring Festival celebrates its 15th year as a Fiesta® event, a community tradition that for many years has brought together friends, family and local businesses. Fiesta® de la Familia features continuous live entertainment, a live auction, a silent auction, games and rides for all ages, along with a variety of delicious foods. Local celebrities grace the grounds throughout the day as they share in this wonderful celebration of fun and fellowship. Free admission. For further information call (210) 342-5271.

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FAMILY FUNDAY SUNDAY

Clark High School Band Boosters President: Christi Zuber Commissioner: Emmanuel Martinez Jr. April 21, 1-5 p.m. Tom C. Clark High School, 5150 De Zavala Rd. Young and old alike will delight in the fun and frolic of this family-oriented celebration. The annual Fiesta® event hosted by the Clark High School Cougar Band Booster Club kicks off with “Fiesta®’s shortest parade” on De Zavala Road at the high school campus, led by the Clark Cougar Marching Band and featuring an assortment of talented participants. Afterwards, test your luck or skills and win prizes at our many game booths. Food booths and a delicious catered meal will satisfy the taste buds, and the sounds of the Clark Cougar Jazz Band and other musical groups will provide lively entertainment throughout the afternoon. Finally, place your silent bids on a wide selection of auction items, from gift certificates to jewelry, crafts, gifts for the home and much more. Free admission and parking. Contact email@cougarband.org or check www.cougarband.org for more information.

A DAY IN OLD MEXICO & CHARREADA

Asociación de Charros de San Antonio President: Rodrigo Gaona Commissioner: Mike Ramos April 21 and April 28, 1-6 p.m. Charreada at 3 p.m. Charro Ranch, 6126 Padre Dr. The Asociación de Charros de San Antonio has been carrying on the tradition of Charrería for more than 60 years. Charrería originated in 19th century as a way for the landed gentry to prepare horses and riders for war, it later evolved into an equestrian competition featuring horse reining, bull riding and artistic roping skills. Today’s charros wear the traditional clothes and use horse equipment as required by the Federation of Charros in Mexico. At “A Day in Old Mexico’s” Charreada you will see the beloved Escaramuza, made up of young women wearing ranchera dresses and executing precision movements while riding sidesaddle. Come and enjoy delicious Mexican foods and drinks, listen to mariachis and watch the Mexican ballet folklórico entertain. Tickets: adults $15, children 12 and under $3, discounts for senior citizens, active military, law enforcement and firefighters. For more information go to www.sacharros.org.

FORT SAM HOUSTON FIESTA® CEREMONY & FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA

Fort Sam Houston April 21, 1-9 p.m. Fort Sam Houston MacArthur Parade Field Arrive early for bleacher seats, or bring your lawn chairs for continuous family Fiesta® fun at Fort Sam Houston. The Fiesta® Country Fair

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begins at 1 p.m. and features food and drink booths, continuous live entertainment, carnival rides and games, military ceremonies and equipment displays, and novelty items. The event ends with a grand fireworks extravaganza finale. Free event. For more information go to www.fortsammwr.com.

FIESTA® BAROQUE

San Antonio Symphony Interim President: David Filner Commissioner: Paul Salazar April 21, 7p.m. San Fernando Cathedral, 115 West Main Plaza Akiko Fujimoto, conductor. What do Fiesta® and Baroque music have in common? Kings & queens, and parties on the river! Enjoy some of the most festive music to come out of the Baroque period, including Water Music by Handel, dances from Rameau’s opera Les Indes Galantes, and Purcell’s Fairy Queen. A husband and wife duo from the San Antonio Symphony, Assistant Principal Oboe Hideaki Okada and violinist Sayake Okada, will be featured in the Double Concerto for Violin & Oboe by Bach. Admission: Tickets $25, Students $8 For more information call (210) 554-1010 or visit www.sasymphony.org or www.ticketmaster.com.

THE CUTTING EDGE FIESTA FASHION SHOW ®


AIR FORCE AT THE ALAMO

Monday, April 22 “CUTTING EDGE” FIESTA® FASHION SHOW

University of the Incarnate Word President: Dr. Louis J. Agnese Jr. Commissioner: Sister Kathleen Coughlin, CCVI April 22, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Registration and silent auction begin at 10:30 a.m., Fashion Show starts at 11:30 a.m., luncheon will be served at Noon) Marriott Rivercenter, 101 Bowie St. You are invited to enjoy the latest fashions created and presented by the fashion design students at UIW. “The Cutting Edge” Fiesta® Fashion Show displays new talent set to the professional standard of a New York-style runway show. Student designers present fashion collections they have illustrated, designed and constructed in a fashion capstone course. Each collection is centered on an individual theme ranging from a season, a color or a market segment. All proceeds from the event fund scholarships for students in UIW’s fashion management program. Tables are $1,500, $1,000, and $750, individual tickets are available for $75. For information and to make reservations, call (210) 829-6013 or email development@uiwtx.edu.

Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph April 22 11 a.m.-noon Alamo Plaza Air Force at the Alamo features performances by local United States Air Force units, including the JBSALackland Drum and Bugle Corps, a Military Working Dog demonstration and others. The young men and women of the Drum and Bugle Corps are basic military trainees at JBSALackland and have been in the Air Force less than eight weeks. This is a special duty assignment in addition to the rigorous demands of basic military training. The Military Working Dogs demonstrate their skills in the areas of obedience, detection and patrol. The Department of Defense Puppy Foster program will explain how the working dogs need foster homes and an explosive ordnance disposal unit will demonstrate their equipment and methods of bomb disposal. Free event. For more information call (210) 652-3009.

OUTSIDE THESE WALLS - ALAMO FUNERAL PYRE SITE COMMEMORATIVE CEREMONY

Sons of the Republic of Texas, Travis Chapter No. 7 President: Edward G. Steves Commissioner: Joey Groff April 22, 2 p.m. Alamo Plaza Come to Alamo Plaza, in front of the Alamo, enjoy the great Mariachi serenade, witness the dramatic re-enactment of the Red Flag (No Quarter) presentation, see Travis’ cannon shot, and hear and watch as Santa Anna orders the bodies of the Alamo Heroes burned. Join the Sons of the Republic of Texas, Travis Chapter No. 7, as they escort the Alamo Defenders Descendants, the band and the honor guard militia and walk in solemn procession together to the Funeral Pyre Site, located on the south side of the Rivercenter parking garage. Once at the Funeral Pyre Site, floral wreaths of remembrance will be presented. A brief eulogy and prayer will be presented by the Sons of the Republic of Texas, Travis Chapter. Render your solemn salute with the Sons of the Republic of Texas and all present, along with the honor guard, as they render a 21 gun salute for the Alamo Heroes. Free event. For more information call (210) 415-2026.

PILGRIMAGE TO THE ALAMO

Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Alamo Mission Chapter President: Dr. Sharon Skrobarcek Commissioner: Mary Ann Franzke April 22, 4-5 p.m. Alamo Plaza Every year since 1925 the Alamo Mission Chapter of the Daughters of the

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Republic of Texas has staged its annual Pilgrimage to the Alamo—a memorial tribute to the Alamo heroes and the heritage of Texas. A solemn wreath-bearing procession of historic, civic, patriotic, military and school groups departs from Municipal Auditorium and walks silently to the Alamo. Simultaneously, an authoritative voice intones the names of the Alamo defenders from inside the Alamo walls, making them resound throughout Alamo Plaza. Following the procession and placing of the colorful floral offerings on the Alamo greensward, a brief memorial service takes place. The Fiesta® Military Coordinator delivers the Pilgrimage address, and the sounding of Taps ends the ceremony. Free event. For more information call (210) 824-5884.

Tuesday, April 23 CHILDREN’S TEXAS HISTORY FORUM

Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Alamo Couriers Chapter President: Mary Ann Oliver Commissioner: Joan Headley April 23, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Alamo Hall Come join us and experience Texas as children did during the Republic of Texas days. The Alamo Couriers Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas proudly hosts the 14th Annual Children’s Texas History Forum. The forum will let students take a step back in time and learn about the historical Buffalo Soldiers and their role in Texas history. Parking is not available at the Alamo. The event is free, but registration is required. Please register as soon as possible to confirm your reservation. E-mail Joan Headley at ciasa@earthlink.net with your name, the number attending and choice of first or second session. You’ll receive an e-mail confirming your choice and time.

FIESTA® RIVER ART SHOW

TEXAS CAVALIERS RIVER PARADE

Texas Cavaliers President: De Miller Commissioner: Steve Dutton April 22, 7-9:30 p.m. San Antonio River Walk Each year hundreds of thousands of people from all over the country line the banks of the San Antonio River to view the most unusual parade in America … the Texas Cavaliers River Parade! This year’s parade, entitled Stars On The River, promises an evening of family fun with live music, celebrities and lights. More than 40 festively decorated floats sponsored by local community organizations and military installations drift down the San Antonio River. Spectators party up and down the river to the accompaniment of singers, musicians and live bands. King Antonio XCI reigns over the evening’s festivities and gives a Texassized welcome to the enthusiastic spectators along the winding route. In addition to producing the River Parade, the Cavaliers support the Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation, which disburses funds to various charitable organizations with an emphasis on helping the children of our community. Tickets at The Fiesta Store® Admission: $12-$24. For advance tickets or more information visit www.texascavaliers.org or call (210) 22-RIVER. (Note: VIA Park & Ride available).

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River Art Group President: Brian Newman Commissioner: Jill Becquet April 23-25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Alamo Plaza Browse original art and fine crafts created by members of the San Antonio River Art Group. Fiesta®’s colorful diversity is reflected in the variety of paintings, prints, jewelry, pottery and other artistic expressions displayed during this threeday Fiesta® tradition. This event also offers visitors the opportunity to meet the artists and discuss their work. The River Art Group was founded in 1947 as a self-supporting memberoperated business to promote the visual arts. All members are juried and help maintain and staff the group’s gallery, which is open daily at 418 Villita (next to the Little Church in La Villita). Free event. For more information call (210) 226-8752.

A NIGHT IN OLD SAN ANTONIO® (NIOSA®)

San Antonio Conservation Society President: Nancy Avellar Commissioner: Kathy DeWaal (NIOSA® Chairman) April 23-26, 5:30-10:30 p.m. La Villita Each year the historic downtown village of La Villita takes center stage as 80,000 visitors gather to celebrate the city’s unique heritage at A Night In Old San Antonio. More than 240 elaborately decorated food and drink booths and more than a dozen nonstop entertainment stages represent the diverse cultures and customs of the city in 15 heritagethemed areas. NIOSA®, the largest historic preservation festival in the nation, supports the community through the preservation, education and research programs of the San Antonio Conservation Society, providing resources for the restoration and rehabilitation of historic properties in the San Antonio area.


A Night in Old San Antonio presented by

The San Antonio Conservation Society helping to preserve San Antonio's Heritage

April 23 - 26 2013

Viva NIOSA! a celebration for Preservation

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A member and supporter of the Fiesta Commission since 1959. Find us at www.niosa.org & on facebook.com/niosa.niosa


Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the gate, $2 for children 6 to 12, $1.50 in advance. For more information visit the NIOSA® website, www.niosa.org, or call (210) 226-5188. (Note: VIA Park & Ride available) Tickets at The Fiesta Store®.

goers. The mariachi groups of today usually consist of musicians who play trumpets, violins, requintos (six-string guitars) and guitarrones (bass guitars with four and five gut strings). Produced by the Paseo del Rio Association, it is one of the oldest Mariachi festivals in the country. Free event. For more information call (210) 227-4262 or visit www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com.

FIESTA IN BLUE SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE 19th ANNUAL MULTICULTURAL CONFERENCE

San Antonio College President: Dr. Robert Zeigler Commissioner: Alexander Bernal April 23-25 (April 23, 6-9 p.m. at McAllister Auditorium; April 24-25 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Visual Arts and Technology Center, Room 122) San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro Ave. The theme of the 2013 conference is “Noise, Toys and Technology: Society, Education and Culture in an ever-evolving World Community.” This year’s conference will emphasize demonstrated solutions to what many perceive as general academic declines and an all-consuming consumer based culture. We are particularly interested in how technology shapes every facet of our public and private lives. Free admission. For more information contact Claudio San Miguel at (210) 4860689.

Featuring guest artist, Sebastien “El Charro De Oro” De La Cruz, semifinalist and Mariachi sensation from America’s Got Talent United States Air Force Band of the West April 23 & 24, 7:00 -8:30 p.m. Edgewood Theater of Performing Arts, 402 Lance St Come enjoy the talents of San Antonio’s own 11-year old Mariachi star, Sebastien “El Charro De Oro” De La Cruz, who rose to fame last year on television’s America’s Got Talent. He partners with the USAF Band of the West in their annual Fiesta concerts playing music to pay tribute to San Antonio and Latino heritage. The Band of the West travels approximately 125,000 miles with an average of 300 performances per year at military bases and community engagements throughout the southern region. Since its founding in 1947, the Band of the West has performed for U.S. Presidents and other military and civilian dignitaries.

MARIACHI FESTIVAL

Paseo del Rio Association President: Justin Holley Commissioner: Nancy D. Hunt April 23-26, 7-10 p.m. River Walk, River Bend and extension of Paseo del Rio The traditional trumpeting of mariachis resounds along the River Walk during the 43rd annual Fiesta® Mariachi Festival, presented by the Paseo del Rio Association. Each night the best emerging talents from area high schools and colleges join professional groups in the spotlight aboard colorful floats cruising along the Paseo del Rio. The festival provides student musicians an opportunity to gain experience entertaining before large crowds and provides a festive atmosphere for Fiesta® revelers. Professional groups also perform their high energy, crowd-pleasing songs for Fiesta®-

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Wednesday, April 24, 8 p.m. The Majestic Theatre Tickets available (from $25) through Majestic Box Office, 800-745-3000


Free event! Tickets are available at the Fiesta San Antonio Commission, 2611 Broadway or at installation ITT/MWR offices. For more information call (210) 671-3934.

esta® King Selamat (tamales spelled backwards), in 1904. Admission: $75, paid in advance. For information and reservations, call (210) 732-4811.

CORNYATION 2013

Fiesta Cornyation Inc. President: Thomas McKenzie Commissioner: Jesse Mata April 23-25, Shows at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. each evening Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, 226 N. St. Mary’s St. Cornyation dates back to 1964, when it was staged at the Arneson River Theatre as part of A Night in Old San Antonio®. Its irreverent pokes at politics and prominent and notso-prominent world events led to its demise as part of NIOSA. In 1982 local artists and designers revived the celebration and it has grown to be a major part of Fiesta®. King Anchovy presides over the festivities surrounding the duchesses, queens, vice empress and empress of the 2013 court’s bows. Hilarity, nonsense and merriment escalate as the court unfolds. The all-volunteer crew of more than 150 donates 100 percent of the box office receipts to charity ($142,000 in 2012). Refreshments are available. Show recommended for adults only. Ticket prices range from $15 to $30. Tickets are available at the Arts Center Enterprises box office, 224 E. Houston St., and at the Fiesta Store®, 2611 Broadway, starting March 22 at 10 a.m. Tickets will also be available through Ticketmaster (call for details). Doors for the performances will open one hour before show time. All seats reserved. For further information visit www.cornyation.org.

Wednesday, April 24 FIESTA® LUNCHEON, HAT CONTEST & STYLE SHOW

The Woman’s Club of San Antonio President: Rosemary Sundeen Commissioner: Liz Jauer April 24, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade, 9821 Colonnade Blvd Rich in history and tradition, the Woman’s Club of San Antonio celebrates its 115th anniversary, hosting the official Luncheon, Hat Contest and Style Show with proceeds benefiting scholarships, charities and restoration of the historic Woodward House, home of the Woman’s Club of San Antonio since 1926. The house was built and owned by Mr. Dave Woodward, the first Fi-

ARMY AT THE ALAMO

U.S. Army North and the Army Team at Fort Sam Houston April 24, 1:00 p.m. Alamo, Under the Arbor The Army at the Alamo features a free concert by the 323d Army Band, Fort Sam’s Own. The public is encouraged to come out and enjoy patriotic music performed by some of the Army’s finest musicians. Army leaders from various Army Commands on Fort Sam Houston will be on hand to talk and answer questions about the Army’s role here at Fort Sam Houston and the many vital Army missions performed at the historic post. Free event. For more information call (210) 221-2178.

FIESTA® SAN FERNANDO

San Fernando Cathedral President: Very Rev. Tony Vilano Commissioner: Leroy Garcia April 24-27, San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza Fiesta® San Fernando will feature 2 stages with some of San Antonio’s top artists, as well as several up and coming bands. This year’s musical line-up will include: alternative, classic rock, country and jazz/blues. We will also feature several Norteño, Conjunto and Tejano bands. Fiesta® San Fernando has something for the entire family. In addition to the great music, there will be a variety of food and arts and crafts booths. Free admission. Fiesta® San Fernando benefits the continuing restoration and operation of the cathedral, the oldest sanctuary in the United States. Hours: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, noon-midnight; Saturday noon-1 a.m. For more information email events@sfcathedral.org, call (210) 227-1297 x107 or visit www.sfcathedral.org/news.html.

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ARMY & AIR GUARD FIESTA®

Texas National Guard April 24, 3-11 p.m. Texas National Guard Armory, 4255 IH 35 North Community entertainment, a variety of food booths, military vehicles on display, a free dance and an exciting opening ceremony make this traditional Fiesta® event fun for the entire family. The Air & Army National Guard sponsor this event to create community awareness of their work with disasters, including floods and fires, as well as overseas missions. Come meet the soldiers and airmen who proudly serve, and enjoy a night of Fiesta®. Free admission. Open to the public and easy to get to! For more information call (210) 226-3424, ext. 3416.

FIESTA® GARTENFEST

Beethoven Maennerchor President: Claus Heide Commissioner: Herbert Kriese April 24-26 Beethoven Garten, 422 Pereida at South Alamo Make plans to join the Beethoven Maennerchor and celebrate Fiesta® German-style. The Maennerchor is the oldest active singing society in Texas. Come early and enjoy the lively Biergarten as it fills with sounds of German entertainment and Gemuetlichkeit. Enjoy German food and beverages as well as entertainment provided by the 50-piece concert band and other performers. The dance band plays ’till midnight each evening. King Antonio XCI makes his official visit Thursday evening. Admission: $5 per person, $3 in advance and free for children under 12. Hours: 5 p.m.-midnight April 24-26. Parking available in the Beethoven Garten parking lot and across the street. For more information call (210) 222-1521. Tickets at The Fiesta Store®.

dren with disabilities or delays and their families. General admission: $55 in advance or $60 at the door and are available at local H-E-B grocery stores through April 22 or online at www.brightonsa.org. VIP tickets are $200 through April 1 and $250 after that and are available online at www.brightonsa.org or by calling Brighton Center at (210) 826-4492. Tickets at The Fiesta Store®.

CORONATION OF THE QUEEN OF THE ORDER OF THE ALAMO

The Order of the Alamo President: Shawn Gulley Commissioner: Andrew B. Price April 24, 8-10 p.m. Majestic Theatre, 226 E. Houston St. An evening of beauty and fantasy awaits those who attend the Coronation of the Queen of The Order of the Alamo, one of the central features of Fiesta® San Antonio. With a spectacularly set stage, the symphony orchestra conducted by Roger Melone performs the accompaniment as visiting and in-town Duchesses make their full-court bows at “The Court of the Nature’s Tapestry,” followed by the presentation of Her Royal Highness the Princess and the Coronation of Her Gracious Majesty, the Queen. All wear elaborate dresses and trains spangled with glittering beads, crystals and jewels. After the court is seated within the magnificent stage setting, musicians and others entertain the royalty and the audience. Founded by San Antonio businessmen and community leaders in 1909, The Order of the Alamo celebrates Texas’ heroic struggle for independence from Mexico. The group chose its first Queen that year and staged her coronation at the Old Beethoven Hall. The Coronation of the Queen now takes place in the Majestic Theatre. Thought by many to be one of the most magnificent and unusual events of its kind in the country, the Coronation of the Queen is an unforgettable evening for the whole family. Admission: $40-$60. All seats reserved. Advance tickets available through the Majestic Theatre box office, (800) 745-3000 or info@majesticempire.com. For more information call (210) 822-9092.

Thursday, April 25 A TASTE OF THE NORTHSIDE

The Brighton Center President: Kim Jeffries Commissioner: Steve Lauver April 24, 5:30-10:30 p.m. The Club at Sonterra, 901 Sonterra Blvd. Since 2002, A Taste of the Northside has been bringing the Fabulous side of Fiesta® to San Antonio’s northside residents! With more than 60 local restaurants providing food samplings; abundant choices of select beer, fine wine and top-shelf margaritas; multiple stages with great live music; free parking and shuttle; and one simple ticket price, Taste of the Northside is truly FABULOUS! Located at the Club at Sonterra, A Taste of the Northside benefits Brighton Center, a local nonprofit serving chil-

SENIOR FIESTA®

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc. Interim, President/CEO: Barb Dampman Commissioner: Martie Boman April 25, 2013, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wonderland of the Americas Mall, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd. Viva Fiesta® at the only official Fiesta® event for people 55 years and older! This event will have live entertainment, special guest appearances, door prizes, dancing and dozens of vendors providing free promotional items and information on topics such as retirement planning and living, home improvement, health and wellness, leisure

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and senior services, etc. For more than a decade, RSVP has been bringing high-quality entertainment and vendors to this seniorfocused Fiesta® event. This event has boasted special guest appearances including Fiesta® royalty, Police Chief William McManus and the crowning of the RSVP Senior Fiesta® King and Queen. This year we’ll be holding the first annual Fiesta® hat contest at the event. Prizes will be awarded to first and second place winners. So get creative and come prepared to enter the Fiesta® hat contest! RSVP is a program of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of San Antonio, funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio Inc., this nonprofit program is dedicated to providing people age 55 and older with meaningful volunteer opportunities. Those include volunteer services at the police department, hospitals, museums, senior centers, schools, emergency response teams and more. Tasks include mentoring, giving tours, writing traffic citations, greeting heroes returning from war, and much more. We are always in search of volunteers who want to help make a difference in the community. We currently have a high demand for volunteers who are willing to mentor and tutor school age children. Free event and parking. Open to the public. For information call (210) 222-0301.

SAN ANTONIO CACTUS & XEROPHYTE SOCIETY SHOW & SALE

San Antonio Cactus and Xerophyte Society President: Ann Black Commissioner: Claude Townsend April 25-27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave. The San Antonio Cactus and Xerophyte Show and Sale (SACXS) is unique to the San Antonio area. If you are a serious collector a newcomer to cactus and succulent plants or somewhere in between, our yearly show & sale is a mustsee event. There will be vendors with thousands of cactus and succulents for sale, with many of these plants not available locally except at this sale. Members of SACXS will be on-hand to answer your questions and offer expert advice. You can view educational displays featuring beautifully grown and stunning cactus and succulents along with information to increase your knowledge of these interesting plants. Join us and get STUCK on cactus and succulent plants! Proceeds benefit the Botanical Gardens and the San Antonio Cactus and Xerophyte Society. The purposes of the Cactus and Xerophyte Society are to identify, propagate and conserve cactus and other deserttype plants; to use these plants in education, conservation of endangered species and for use in our xeroscape gardens. Free event. For more information e-mail ctownsend@satx. rr.com or call (210) 655-8959.

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NAVY DAY AT THE ALAMO

U.S. Navy April 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Alamo Plaza This event highlights the presence of the United States Navy and its forces in San Antonio and South Texas. Entertainment is provided by the Navy Band New Orleans. Attendees witness demonstrations of the Navy’s power, capabilities and sample some Navy tradition and heritage. Free event. For more information call (210) 559-3772.

ST. PHILIP’S COLLEGE CULTUREFEST & RIB COOKOFF

St. Philip’s College President: Dr. Adena Williams Loston Commissioner: Dr. Paul Machen April 25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. St. Philip’s College, 1801 Martin Luther King Dr. The fun-filled CultureFest & Rib Cookoff will make your day. The celebration features live music ranging from Gospel, rhythm and blues to Tejano and country-western. The arts and crafts offer something for everyone, demonstrating our diverse community. Wandering magicians and clowns will keep you laughing. You be the judge of who has the best ribs in the city! The opening ceremony at 10 a.m. will feature Fiesta® royalty and dancers—a spectacular event you won’t want to miss. St. Philip’s College was founded in 1898 and is a historically Black and Hispanic serving institution with an enrollment of more than 11,000 students. Admission is free. For more information call (210) 486-2135.

PALO ALTO COLLEGE PACFEST

Palo Alto College President: Carmen Velasquez Commissioner: Vincent Bosquez April 25, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Palo Alto College, 1400 W. Villaret Blvd. Palo Alto College invites the community to celebrate Fiesta® at PACfest in the campus central courtyard. PACfest, an annual event, takes place the Thursday before the Battle of Flowers® parade at the Southside campus inside Loop 410 and Hwy. 16 South. Festivities include lively musical entertainment, children’s games and activities, food and novelty booths. Free admission. For more


information call (210) 486-3125 or visit the website at www.alamo.edu/ pac/pacfest.

10TH STREET RIVER FESTIVAL

Post 76, Veterans of Foreign Wars President: Albert Mireles Commissioner: Tony Vasquez April 25-28, noon-midnight VFW Post 76, 10th Street and Avenue B Make our festival your family event for Fiesta® 2013. Thanks to the “Museum Reach” improvements on the San Antonio River, this will be the fourth year the 10th Street River Festival will truly live up to its name. Enjoy Fiesta® on the beautiful, historic, shaded grounds surrounding the VFW Post 76’s meeting center. The 19th-century mansion is located on the River Walk and is the place for great fun, food, cold drinks and entertainment that exemplify the cultural diversity of San Antonio. Live music will be the focus. Musical groups will cover Tejano, oldies, blues and C&W. Our post is the oldest functioning VFW Post in Texas. Proceeds will help renovate our century-old VFW Hall and offer financial assistance to needy veterans. Bring your lawn chairs, but no outside food or drinks, please. Free admission. For more information call (210) 223-4581.

MARINES AT THE ALAMO

U.S. Marine Reserve April 25, 4-5 p.m. Alamo Plaza The popular and patriotic Marines at the Alamo includes a concert in front of the historic Alamo featuring one of the Marine Corps field bands. During Fiesta®, the Marines also appear in the Texas Cavaliers River Parade, the Battle of Flowers® Parade and the Fiesta Flambeau® Parade. Free event. For more information call (210) 2231551, ext. 356, or (210) 283-6292.

BATTLE OF FLOWERS® BAND FESTIVAL

Battle of Flowers® Association President: Anne Ballantyne Commissioner: Donna Vaughan April 25, prelude 6:30 p.m., performance 7 p.m. Blossom Athletic Center, Jerry Comalander Stadium, 12002 Jones Maltsberger Rd The 75th anniversary Battle of Flowers® Band Festival is entitled “Celebrations!” and will feature musical tributes to world festivals, heritages and anniversaries. Join us as we celebrate our world in music! Students from more than 30 high school bands from San Antonio and surrounding areas will join forces to present an entertaining musical evening that is undoubtedly one of Fiesta’s most popular events. Some of the highlights will include Herald Trumpets saluting Fiesta royalty, parades of high stepping bands with colorful flags and twirlers,

and specially chosen feature bands performing their award winning UIL shows for the crowd. At the end of the evening, all 3,000 musicians will perform together on the field in a spectacular crowd-pleasing finale! The Battle of Flowers® Association sponsors an annual competition among area high school students to design the cover for the Band Festival Program. From among the entries, 30 drawings will be selected by a local judge. Those entries will be framed and displayed at a reception honoring the students and their art instructors. The reception is to take place March 24, 2013 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the San Antonio Garden Center. The top five winners will receive cash awards. The winning submission will be displayed on the cover of more than 10,000 programs. The Band Festival is organized and sponsored by the Battle of Flowers® Association, which was chartered in 1914 with the mission of celebrating Texas history. The Band Festival first became a part of Fiesta® in 1935 and has taken place every year since 1941. An executive committee composed of area band directors and music educators works with Battle of Flowers® Association volunteers to plan the evening’s program. Reserved Seats- $8.00 Select Seats- $6.00 General Admission (bleachers and limited sight seats) - $3.00 Tickets may be purchased by telephone (210.832.9284) from January 7 until mid-March, by emailing BFtickets@battleofflowers.org; or beginning March 22 at the Fiesta Store, 2611 Broadway. Handicapped seating is extremely limited. For telephone orders, an additional charge will be added for postage and handling. Tickets will also be available at Comalander Stadium the night of the event. For more information, visit our website at www.battleofflowers.org or email BandFestival@ battleofflowers.org.

Friday, April 26 BATTLE OF FLOWERS® PARADE

Battle of Flowers® Association President: Anne Ballantyne Commissioner: Donna Vaughan April 26, Vanguard 11:30 a.m., Parade 12:30 p.m. Parade Route In early 1891, Mrs. James Slayden, the wife of a congressman, began a campaign suggesting that a “Flower Parade” be staged based on a parade she had observed while in Spain. Wanting to honor the fallen heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto, Mrs. Slayden concluded that April 21st would be the best date for the parade. Mrs. Slayden and a group of dedicated ladies founded the Battle of Flowers® Association, a nonprofit and civic organization chartered in 1914 to celebrate Texas history. Today, the Battle of Flowers® Parade holds the distinction of being the first celebration held in Alamo Plaza and is considered the founding event of Fiesta® San Antonio. Each year, eight San Antonio public schools are invited on a rotating schedule to ride in a float provided by the Battle of Flowers® Parade. Through their public school floats, they have honored our fallen heroes and had an opportunity to involve students in our community’s celebra-

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tions and history. The Battle of Flowers® Parade 2013 celebrates world festivals and anniversaries. Entries will march, float, ride, drive and fly down the parade route commemorating independence won near and far, journeys and destinations and reminders of our past. Cavalcades and bands delight with their sounds and color! The Aggie Band will once again lead the parade with their magnificent sound and precision marching. We honor our military with the Vanguard Units from area high schools who march the parade route prior to the parade. These units salute an Army Officer at the Reviewing Stand in front of the Alamo. Parade participants are asked to bring a floral tribute to be placed by the San Antonio Academy Cadets on the lawn in front of the Alamo. Tickets: $25 for Alamo Grandstands; $15 for Cenotaph Stands, Alamo Street Bleachers North and South and Plaza Bleachers; $12 for Maverick Park and Broadway Bleachers. To purchase advance tickets by mail or telephone through March 1st, send your request and check to the Battle of Flowers® Parade, P.O. Box 6432, San Antonio TX 78209, or call (210) 822-2929. Please add $5 per order for postage and handling. Beginning March 22, tickets will be available at The Fiesta Store®, 2611 Broadway. For street chair information call (210) 227-5191, or go to www.fiesta-sa.org. For parade information, visit our website at www.battleofflowers.org. (Note: VIA Park & Ride available) Tickets at The Fiesta Store®.

FAMILY FIESTA®

Colonial Hills United Methodist Church President: Barbara Dennis Commissioner: Bob Nixon April 26, 5-9 p.m. Colonial Hills United Methodist Church, 5247 Vance Jackson Come to Colonial Hills United Methodist Church on Vance Jackson between Callaghan and Wurzbach for Family Fiesta®. We provide a safe, nonalcoholic and nonsmoking event designed especially for families. Food, game booths and live entertainment are all “kid friendly.” Free admission and free parking. For more information visit us at www.chumc.org or call (210) 349-2401.

are dedicated to offering the finest jazz artists. Past concerts have featured Kenny Garrett, Maynard Ferguson, George Garzone, Paquito D’Rivera and Terence Blanchard. This year’s featured artist’s performance will be preceded by outstanding university and military big bands. Bring a friend and join us for a day of great jazz. Free admission. Call the Music Department at (210) 436-3421 for more information.

FIESTA® SQUARE & ROUND DANCE

Alamo Area Square and Round Dance Association President: Alan & Natalie Joes Commissioner: Phil & Janet Abell April 26, 7-10 p.m. Tri-Point YMCA, 3233 N. St. Mary’s St. The Alamo Area Square and Round Dance Association was established in 1951 with 22 clubs in the San Antonio vicinity. The clubs now promote fellowship through square dancing, round dancing, clogging and contra dancing. The association coordinates special dance activities and organizes dance demonstrations and exhibitions for nursing homes, hospitals, schools, churches, the Texas Folklife Festival and many other special events. Each year the association gives thousands of dollars to the Texas State Federation of Square and Round Dancers Teen Scholarship Fund. Many teens in the Alamo Area have benefited from this fund. The organization also informs the nondance public about various dance styles through promotional materials, dancing lessons and clinics. September is National Square Dance Month and Square Dancing is the Official Folk Dance of Texas. Free event. For more information visit our website at www.alamoarea. org or call (210) 828-0214.

Saturday, April 27 FIESTA® POOCH PARADE

FIESTA® WORLD CLASS JAZZ CONCERT

St. Mary’s University President: Thomas Mengler Commissioner: Dr. John Rankin April 26, 1-10 p.m. St. Mary’s University Campus, One Camino Santa Maria Don’t miss the “Jazz of Fiesta®.” Enjoy the great sounds of national, regional and local jazz artists at this year’s 51st annual Fiesta® World Class Jazz Concert. This event is co-sponsored by the St. Mary’s University Music Department and the Fiesta® San Antonio Commission. The Fiesta® Jazz Festival is one of Texas’ oldest jazz festivals and is dedicated to presenting the finest jazz, America’s national treasure. We

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Therapy Animals of San Antonio Inc. President: Sandy Knight Commissioner: Carlynn Ricks April 27, 8-11 a.m. (Registration 8-9:30 a.m., Costume Contest 8:15 a.m., Parade 9:15 a.m.) Alamo Heights Swimming Pool, 250 Viesca Calling all pooches!!! Come to a howling good time … walking, sniffing and otherwise cavorting with fellow pooches.… Oh, bring your humans, too!!! Therapy Animals of San Antonio proudly presents its 15th annual Fiesta® Pooch Parade! If you love your dog, this event is for you! Wind your way through the lovely tree-lined streets of Alamo Heights in this 5K (3-mile) sure-to-be-pleasing, tail-wagging route. Come early for special exhibits and educational presentations that you and your furry friend can enjoy! Does your pooch like to “dress up”? Then the ever-


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popular, ever-growing “Canine Costume Contest” is for you; it starts at 8:15 a.m. and you must be registered to enter. Therapy Animals of San Antonio is a nonprofit, all volunteer organization. All money raised from the Fiesta® Pooch Parade remains in the local area to directly support these programs. Dress up your dog, costume your kids, decorate your kids’ wagon, wear your sombrero, or just come in your comfy walking shoes and show your Fiesta® Spirit! Dogs just want to have fun, too! Our mission statement of “bringing people and animals together for healing” is exemplified in our volunteer visits to more than 80 health care facilities touching the lives of local children, teenagers, adults and senior citizens. Our Therapy Teams (more than 75 volunteers and their pets) spread joy and cheer through personal visits at health care facilities, educational presentations to local groups and tutoring of school age children to improve their reading skills. Pre-registration: $20 per one human and pooch or $25 per family and all the family dogs. Pre-registration must be postmarked by April 9. Registration on the day of the event will be $25 and $30. Gates open for registration at 8 a.m. But avoid the lines, save some money and register in advance. You can register and pay via PayPal or a credit card at www.therapyanimalssa.org or send your check to Therapy Animals of San Antonio, P.O. Box 690221, San Antonio, TX 78269. For more information and the registration form visit www.therapyanimalssa.org or call (210) 6146734. Limited parking.

ALAMO CITY FIESTA® RUGBY TOURNAMENT

Alamo City Rugby Football Club President: Ben Barton Commissioner: Dr. William Harmon April 27, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Brooks Field Park, 3605 Goliad Rd. The Alamo City Rugby Football Club was founded in the spring of 1983 by a small group of players interested in promoting the sport of rugby for athletic enjoyment and to serve as a fundraiser for local charities. Since then the club has grown to include high school, college, old boy and men’s senior teams The ACRFC has affiliated with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the San Antonio Food Bank and other charitable organizations. In 1984 the ACRFC joined the Fiesta® San Antonio Commission and began hosting a rugby event each spring during Fiesta®. In past years participating teams have included British Caledonia, Twickingham of England, Arklow Ireland and the Old Hirelings from France. Many years the U.S. military academies have attended and competed for the “Commandant’s 15s Cup.” This year the tournament is to feature an “Old Boys” division with players ranging from 35 to 62 years old. A college division will be included featuring both the University of Texas at San Antonio and St. Mary’s University. A division for high school teams will also be incorporated, with players under 19 participating. Free event. For more information call (210) 521-7158 or (210) 885-4687.

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FIESTA® JAZZ BAND FESTIVAL

St. Mary’s University President: Thomas Mengler Commissioner: Dr. John Rankin April 27, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. St. Mary’s University Campus, One Camino Santa Maria The 51st annual Fiesta® Jazz Band Festival is San Antonio’s oldest educational jazz festival, attracting junior and senior high-school jazz ensembles from Texas and other states. Participants perform for criticism before a panel of renowned jazz clinicians. Trophies and awards are given for outstanding performances in various categories. A special clinic by this year’s Fiesta® Jazz Artist will be featured at midday. Past clinicians have included Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Lee, Wayne Bergeron, Gordon Goodwin, Bob Mintzer, Rufus Reid, Curtis Wilson, Rick Lawn and Bob Moses. Come enjoy tomorrow’s future jazz artists performing for the final Saturday of Fiesta®. Free admission. Call the Music Department at (210) 436-3421 for more information.

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KING WILLIAM FAIR

King William Association President: Deb Mueller Commissioner: Michael Girdley April 27, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. King William Historic District The King William Association invites you to celebrate the history and diversity of Texas’ first historic neighborhood. Stroll past stately Victorian mansions as you enjoy a wide variety of drink and fine ethnic cuisine. Lovingly restored homes provide backgrounds for many of Texas’ best artisans as they offer their creations and demonstrate their artistry. Entertainment includes live music, dance groups and a small parade. Children have a special place to enjoy rides and games in the Kids’ Kingdom. Find collectible pins and other Fair-related merchandise in “Ilse’s Attic” near King William Park. Proceeds from this event provide educational scholarships for innercity students, art programs for elementary through high school and revitalization activities to complement the historic preservation of the King William Neighborhood. Admission: $10 for adults. Children 12 and under free. No coolers allowed. For more information visit our website at www.kwfair.org. (Note: VIA Park & Ride available) Tickets at The Fiesta Store®.

FIESTA® FANDANGO 2.6-MILE FUN RUN

San Antonio Roadrunners President: Jerry Negrete Commissioner: Joan Bobrukiewiez April 27, 6:40 p.m. (just before the parade Vanguard) Parade Route The San Antonio Roadrunners present the Fiesta® Fandango 2.6-Mile Fun Run, which takes place before the Fiesta® Flambeau® Parade. It traces the parade route, beginning at Grayson and Broadway and ending at Columbus Park in beautiful downtown San Antonio. This is a chance to race in front of the thousands of cheering people who line the entire course. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes or run in groups with a group theme. Race day registration and costume contest will take place at the Sunken Gardens with registration beginning at 4:00 p.m. Shuttle buses will transport participants to the starting line and from Columbus Park back to Sunken Garden. Free to Spectators at Sunken Gardens. Pre-registration is encouraged at www.saroadrunners.com. For more information contact Race Director Debra Acosta at fiesta-fandango@att.net, acostad@att.net or (210) 240-8164.

FIESTA FLAMBEAU® NIGHT PARADE

Fiesta Flambeau® Parade Association , Inc. President: Nick Carrisal III Commissioner: Robert Cuellar April 27, Vanguard at 7 p.m., parade 7:45 p.m. Parade Route The 65th anniversary of the Fiesta Flambeau® Night Parade will celebrate the 2013 theme of “Celebrating San Antonio.” The Fiesta Flambeau® Parade will step off at 7:00 p.m. with the Vanguard of ROTC and civilian patriotic organizations that will perform along the 2.6 mile parade route through downtown San Antonio. The main parade begins at 7:45pm. The Fiesta Flambeau® Parade is one of the largest illuminated parades in the US with an estimated 700,000 spectators along the streets of San Antonio and another 1.5 million in the television viewing audience. The University of Texas Longhorn Band is the premier band that traditionally leads the parade each year. This year Flambeau will feature spectacular floats representing San Antonio. The parade will also feature marching units, out-of-town bands, equestrian units and musical groups, and many other attractions to create a night of incredible illuminated entertainment in San Antonio. The sponsoring group is a nonprofit organization which stages the parade with more than 100 volunteer members. Parade Seating Information: $25 for Alamo Grandstands, $20 for Cenotaph stands; $15 for Alamo Street Bleachers-North (Travis/Houston), Alamo Street Bleachers-South (Crockett/Commerce) and Alamo Plaza Bleachers; $12 for Maverick and Broadway Bleachers. Tickets will be available starting March 22 at The Fiesta® Store®, 2611 Broadway. To purchase advance tickets visit www.fiestaflambeau.org or to purchase by mail before March 1, send your request with $5 postage and handling per order to the Fiesta® Flambeau® Parade Association, attention TICKETS, P.O. Box 15277, San Antonio, TX 78212. The Flambeau ticket line is 735-6644. Visit www.fiestaflambeau.org for additional information. For information on street chairs, go to www. fiesta-sa.org. (Note: VIA Park & Ride available) Tickets at The Fiesta Store®.

Sunday, April 28 FIESTA® WILDFLOWER BIKE RIDE

Morgan’s Wonderland President: Gordon V. Hartman Commissioner: Anne Bristol April 28, 8 a.m.-noon Morgan’s Wonderland, 5223 David Edward Drive The cycling community, along with San Antonio and its many visitors, will have a fun family event for 2013. Participants and spectators alike anticipate a memorable weekend to close out Fiesta® activities. The start location for the ride is Morgan’s Wonderland. The 2013 route distances will range from 23-100 miles. Rest stops will be staged approximately every 10 miles and are fully supported by volunteers. Roving SAG vehicles will be available on all courses to assist riders between aid stations when

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necessary. The Fiesta® Wildflower Ride brings families together during this weekend of challenging and inspiring activities. Both young and the young at heart join in this fitness experience as they cycle through our scenic hill country. In conjunction with the ride, Morgan’s Wonderland will host a Tyke Bike Ride for tricycles, strollers, training-wheel bikes, and wheelchairs around the lake at the park that morning followed by a day in the park. Registration for the Fiesta® Wildflower Ride is $50. For more information visit www.fiestawildflower.com or www.morganswonderland.com.

SAN JOSÉ MISSIONFEST

Mission San José Parish President: Jean Pacheco Commissioner: Father Tony Posadas April 28, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mission San Jose Church, 701 E. Pyron Ave. Celebrating 12 years as an Official Fiesta® Event! MissionFest has been a Southside tradition for generations and represents a variety of activities that attract numerous families and visitors year after year. Some 10,000 people will attend this event. MissionFest combines a family friendly environment, dynamic entertainment and a historic tourist destination, giving visitors a truly unique Fiesta® experience. On the grounds of “The Queen of the Missions”, MissionFest provides families and guests traditional Fiesta® eats, Kid’s Corner with rides and games, and live entertainment concluding with our Grand Finale Concert. This year MissionFest will be tributing San Antonio Tex-Mex legend, NEA National Heritage Fellowship Recipient and Multi-Grammy Winner,

Flaco Jimenez. Performances will include Flaco Jimenez, Max Baca and Los Texmaniacs, Augie Meyers, David Hidalgo & Cesar Rosas of East L.A’s Los Lobos, Ruben Ramos and country singer Rick Trevino among others. Festival begins at 11 AM and ends at 11 PM. Admission is FREE until Noon. 17 and under FREE all day. 18 and over pay $5.00 at the gate after 12 PM. No refunds. Free Parking. No outside containers. Bring your own chair. For more information or sponsorship opportunities call 210.922.0543, email williegracie@sbcglobal.net or visit sanjosemissionfest.com. Proceeds from MissionFest benefit the historic parish of Mission San Jose Church.

FIESTA® BLUES HERITAGE SERIES

The San Antonio Blues Society President Victor DiValentino Commissioner: Manuel “Manny” Tarin April 28, noon-6 p.m., Location TBD The San Antonio Blues Society (SABS) presents eclectic performances of blues and blues-influenced music. Come and enjoy a family friendly event for the end of Fiesta®. Funding supports SABS projects, such as the Sam Baird Scholarship Fund and the “Blues in the Schools” program, which helps promote and preserve one of America’s unique art forms. Tickets are $15. Call the SABS hotline at (210) 641-8192 or visit our website at www.sanantonioblues.com for more information.

ALL VETERANS MEMORIAL SERVICE

COUPON EXPIRES JULY 31, 2013

Alamo Chapter 366, Vietnam Veterans of America President: Daniel Medrano Commissioner: James Fenimore April 28, 1-2 p.m. Veterans Square, Auditorium Circle, Jefferson Street at East Martin Alamo Chapter 366, Vietnam Veterans of America, holds its annual ceremony dedicated to all veterans of America. This solemn program is a salute to the dedication and sacrifices of the brave men and women who have served and those who are serving in the U.S. military to protect American freedom. Veterans and their spouses and survivors, veterans groups, and the general public are invited to attend and participate. The event will feature a guest speaker, patriotic music and reading, and a wreath laying. Participants are encouraged to bring a floral tribute to be place at the Monument for the Battle of Hill 881 South, a prominent part of Auditorium Circle.

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Free event. For more information call James Fenimore, (210) 887-7582 or Dan Medrano, (210) 656-8917.

HEALTHY CHOICES SEMINAR

Top Teens of America Inc. San Antonio Metropolitan Chapter President: Lady Sandra Cranford Commissioner: Wanda Polk April 28, 2-6 p.m. Robert E. Brown Fellowship Bldg., West End Baptist Church, 925 Culebra Rd. The Healthy Choices conference is designed to enhance knowledge of healthy living and positive lifestyles. Teens are equipped to make informed decisions about health and life issues. Members of the San Antonio Metropolitan Chapter of Top Teens of America sponsor the conference annually. Teens are involved with planning and organizing the event to enhance their leadership skills. Mental health professionals and health professionals present information on issues that are critical to teenagers, including, but not exclusive to: diabetes, sickle cell anemia, birth defects, eating habits and nutrition, drug and alcohol awareness, dental hygiene, and protection against transmitted diseases. Updates are given regarding legal issues that affect the lifestyles of teenagers, including texting and driving, dating issues and information on laws that affect teens. Free event. For more information call (210) 818-4316.

FIESTA®…MUSIC OPENS WINDOWS OF HAPPINESS!

The San Antonio Symphonic Band President: Alfred G. Tapia Commissioner: Elizabeth Z. Morales April 28, 3:00p.m. Buena Vista Theater-UTSA Downtown Campus, 501 Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. The San Antonio Symphonic Band, the “All America City Band,” was designated by the San Antonio City Council as the official band of the Alamo City Sept. 4, 1986. The Band, under the direction of Alfred F. Sturchio, consists of volunteer musicians representing a wide variety of professions. This year the Band will be performing on the last day of Fiesta® at the beautiful Buena Vista Theatre, which is located at the UTSA Downtown Campus. Please join us as we use the sound of music to open the Windows of Happiness. The San Antonio Symphonic Band exists to provide a venue for aspiring instrumental and vocal soloists, composers and musicians who want to continue to share their talents with San Antonio and surrounding cities. Admission to the concert is FREE, but come early because of limited seating. For more information contact (210) 545-5654 or visit the band’s website at www.sanantoniosymphonicband.com.

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MUSIC FROM ST. MARK’S

The Music of Francis Poulenc St. Mark’s Episcopal Church President: Joseph Causby Commissioner: Terri Rux Shaw April 28, 4-5:30 p.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 315 East Pecan Please join us as we celebrate our 21st anniversary season of Music from St. Mark’s. The event will feature music by the French composer, Francis Poulenc. Works include Organ Concerto, Piano Sextet and Gloria. The St. Mark’s Choir, under the direction of Joseph Causby, Director of Music and Organist, will be joined by orchestra for this festive occasion. Come and enjoy an afternoon of superb music in this historic treasure of downtown San Antonio. Free event. For more information, call (210) 226-2426.


ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY PRAISE DANCE CELEBRATION

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Alpha Tau Omega Chapter President: Arla Johnson Commissioner: Sara Spears Cook April 28, 4-6 p.m. Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry The annual Praise Dance Celebration engages the community to recognize and appreciate the creativity of worship through the expressions of dance. This outreach service project, sponsored by the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., is designed to promote and support the arts in the community. Area church denominations with praise dance teams and individuals are invited by the sorority to participate in a program showcasing their interpretation, reflection and spiritual embrace of divine worship. The program is sure to be full of gospel spirit, charm, elegance and beauty in the witness of dance worship. Members of Alpha Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., a group of 160 college-degreed women dedicated to improving the social stature of girls and women and providing service to all mankind, will host the 11th annual program as a Fiesta® San Antonio event. All teams receive program recognition. Refreshments will follow the performance. Free admission. For more information contact Melanie Cowart at mgcowart@aol.com or (210) 281-7030.

REINA DE LA FERIA DE LAS FLORES RECEPTION

League of United Latin American Citizens Council No. 2 President: Johnny Gabriel Commissioner: Dolores Tamez April 28, 4:00-7:00 p.m. Magnolia Gardens, 2030 N. Main Ave. Celebrate la Reina de la Feria de las Flores, Lauren Osterman, at her reception on the last official day of Fiesta®. LULAC Council No. 2, an affiliate of the League of United Latin American Citizens, will recognize and honor Lauren Osterman, 2013 Queen, and all those who made her reign possible. This title is bestowed on the candidate who raises the most money for the Parent/Child Scholarship Program of the LULAC Council No. 2. Many Fiesta® enthusiasts will attend this official, colorful Fiesta® event. Due to limited capacity of venue, for invitation request or additional information, contact our office and ask for the Queen’s Reception event invitation person at (210) 403-9001.

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Malda Transit Center (I-35 At Zarzamora) San Antonio residents and visitors enjoy three premier parades during the 11 days of Fiesta.® • The Texas Cavaliers River Parade, April 22. In this parade King Antonio makes his official entrance for Fiesta® San Antonio. Starting in 1927 the “monarch of merriment” arrived by plane, train or automobile. In 1941 the Texas Cavaliers celebrated the completion of improvements to the San Antonio River Walk with the first River Parade, where the floats really float. The king has been delighting audiences along the River Walk ever since. • The Battle of Flowers® Parade, April 26. It’s the “grandmother” of them all, the oldest event of Fiesta® San Antonio. Ladies first paraded their flower-covered carriages around the Shrine of Texas Liberty in April 1891 to commemorate the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto. Today the parade is the largest in the country to be managed entirely by women. More than 200 floats, bands, balloons and entertainers will march down the 2.6-mile parade route. • The Fiesta Flambeau® Parade, April 27. In 1948 Fiesta legend Renolds Andricks created the Fiesta Flambeau® Parade to attract more visitors to San Antonio. He scheduled it as a night parade and encouraged organizations to light up their floats. Groups of men carrying torches, or flambeaus, helped brighten the way along the parade route. Today gaily lit floats, dancers and bands make the Flambeau Parade® the nation’s largest illuminated night parade.

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Available to events where indicated  Avoid the traffic and parking hassles by riding VIA Park & Ride to many of the biggest Fiesta events. Cost is $2.50 each way or $1.25 each for children 5-11, senior citizens 62 or older and students with a VIA Reduced Fare ID. To buy your ride tokens in advance or for details on the service times and locations go to www.viainfo.net or call (210) 362-2020.

In 2012, the San Antonio City Council approved an amendment to its nonsmoking ordinance. Smoking will be prohibited within the public right of way or on city property along the three major Fiesta® parades (Texas Cavaliers River Parade, Battle of Flowers® Parade, and Fiesta Flambeau® Parade). The goal is to create a cleaner, healthier environment for the hundreds of thousands of men, women and children who come to enjoy these wonderful Fiesta® events. City officials and the Fiesta® San Antonio Commission are working together to inform parade viewers about the new requirements. We thank you for your support.


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Former Presidents The selfless devotion of these past presidents has made possible the outstanding success of the FiestaÂŽ San Antonio Commission since 1960. We thank these dedicated volunteer leaders and their families for the donation of their time, energy and creativity.

Evangelina Flores

Sam Bell Steves II

Mary Begia

Charles Barrett

Mary West Traylor

Larry Kurth

Edward Steves

Irma Flores 2003

2002 (Deceased)

Marshall T. Clegg

Carlos R. Montemayor

Thad W. Ziegler

Nick Garza

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Jorge Gonzalez

Robert D. Reed

Gloria L. Ray

Don MoyĂŠ

Naomi RussellWolfman

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Robert W. Carlson 1992 (Deceased)

Barbara Wenger 1991

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Roger Flores

Carol Canty

Byron L. LeFlore

Agnes B. Harwood

William F. Grinnan Jr.

Joanna Parrish

Louis J. Sanchez

Wilbur F. Littleton Jr.

Louise Thomas

Thad M. Ziegler

Joe B. Martinez Jr.

Weir Labatt III

Jerome K. Harris Jr.

Amanda Ochse

James W. Gorman 1975

1974 (Deceased)

Robert H. Seal

Charles G. Orsinger

Ralph E. Lehr

Stewart Johnson

Donald W. Garrett

Peter J. Hennessey Jr.

Orval A. Slater

Jerome K. Harris Sr.

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Participating Member Organizations Some participating member organizations of the Fiesta® San Antonio Commission don’t put on an event during Fiesta® but are still important contributors to the celebration. 

Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Alamo Committee President, Dr. Sharon Skrobarcek – Commissioner, MaryAnn Franzke

Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce President, Richard Perez – Commissioner, Linda Corkill

Military-Civilian Club

San Antonio Hotel and Lodging Association President, Rusty Wallace

San Antonio Museum of Art

President, Karen Hixon – Commissioner, Nancy Steves

San Antonio Hermann Sons

President, Col. Mary Garr, Commissioner, Debora Leisenring

President, Mary Beam – Commissioner, Leroy Muehlstein

Miss San Antonio Organization

San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

President & Commissioner, Sandra Peter

President, Ramiro Cavazos – Commissioner, Jose Ramirez

San Antonio German Club

President & Commissioner, John Buchek

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Become a part of the city’s biggest and best festival. Join online at www.fiesta-sa.org/store or fill out the form below

All Membership Categories include the following benefits: • 15% discount on all Fiesta® merchandise at The Fiesta Store® • Fiesta® San Antonio Commission Membership Pin • A 2013 Fiesta® wall calendar • Fiesta® San Antonio Commission Membership Card

Please send the completed form to the: Fiesta® San Antonio Commission Inc. 2611 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78215

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Fiesta® San Antonio Commission Members The Fiesta® San Antonio Commission thanks the following businesses, individuals, and nonprofits for becoming a part of Fiesta® through our membership program. Members receive a variety of benefits including invitations to member’s only events, event ticket presales, pins, and medals. Memberships are valid through July 31, 2013. For more information, visit our website at www.fiesta-sa.org.

BUSINESS MEMBERS as of January 15, 2013

AMBASSADOR BUSINESS SUPPORTER Cavender Auto Family • Gunn Automotive Group • Ince Distributing - Trane • Lone Star OB/GYN Associates PA UTSA -Institute of Texan Cultures • Travis Wolff & Company, LLP • Rosenthal, Sauerstein, Sandoloski & Agather, LLP

DIPLOMAT BUSINESS SUPPORTER Frost National Bank • Masters Electrical Services, LTD • PMI Pipe, Steel & Supplies San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc.

ENVOY BUSINESS SUPPORTER BDO USA, LLP • Broadway National Bank • Circle for Life • Hollerbach Associates • Kaliff Insurance Painting with a Twist-San Antonio Northwest • Darrell G. Stewart • The Koehler Company

BUSINESS SUPPORTER AMAEZING Marketing Group • Arbor House B&B • Arthur Pfeil Florist • AT&T Bear Audio Visual • Big Burgers of Texas LLC • Bird Bakery • C. H. Guenther • Captain Ben’s Children’s Hospital of San Antonio • Cowgirls Unlimited, Inc. • Dixie Flag Manufacturing Company • Firecat Studio, LLC FTS • Gulf States Toyota • Greater San Antonio Transportation Company • Heart of Texas • Hill Country Vettes Israeli Consulate to the Southwest • Lambermont Events • Lily’s Cookies • Lone Start Special Tees • Macy’s Michael’s • Monarch Trophy Studio • Patrick H. Swearingen, Jr. • Robinson Value Management, Ltd Ruth’s Chris Steak House • Sea Island • Silver Eagle Distributors • Suburban Spaces • Thad Ziegler Glass, Ltd. The Last Straw Florist • Ultimate Staffing Services

NONPROFIT MEMBERS as of January 15, 2013 NONPROFIT

Alamo City Community Marching Band • American Lung Association of the Plains-Gulf Region Daughters of the Republic of Texas - Library • McNay Art Museum Miss San Antonio Texas Hill Country Scholarship Organization • Mothers Against Drunk Driving South Texas Affiliate San Antonio Humane Society • San Antonio Public Library • Silver & Black Give Back Support Lending For Emotional Well-Being, Inc. • University Co-op • YMCA of Greater San Antonio

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These fun-filled cascarone crackin’, piñata whackin’ spring days of Fiesta will soon make way for hotter summer days and budget bustin’ utility bills. If your current air conditioner is more than 10 years old, it is far less effective at keeping you comfortable than today’s high efficiency models. Trane makes several models engineered to keep you and your family cool this summer and helps you save money every month on your utility bill. Right after your Fiesta siesta, call a Trane dealer and let him show you how to replace or upgrade your system for better comfort and savings.

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INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS as of January 15, 2013

LIFETIME PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE George C. Hixon

Wendy S. Wirth

PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE Ann Griffith Ash Randy Bear Patricia Brannon

Steve Duran, Jr. Yolanda Estrada Dennis and Linda Gutzman

Julia Hamon Mrs. Marvinette Smith Mrs. Louis H. Stumberg

Joe and Catherine Taylor Nancy Tom Jim and Beverly Tsakopulos

James and Darlene Fenimore Jerry and Joyce Ferguson Mike and Brenda Fernandez Constable and Diane Flores Evangelina Flores and David Reta Raquel Flores Ed and Andrea Frankland Don and Lou Celia Frost Kelley and Pat Frost Mike and Cindy Gabel Joan R. Gaither Frank and Karla Galindo Sue Ann Garcia and J. A. Garcia John Gardner and Penny McCutchenGardner Jesse and Patricia Garza Jimmie and Dee Gonzalez Debbie and Jorge Gonzalez Larry Goodman Suzanne and Jim Goudge Nancy and Joe Green Tom and Carrie Green Tammy Griswold and Cate Weber Corey and Heather Hall Urban Hamm and Jeffrey Martinez Mr. and Mrs. Norton Hargis, Jr. Shelly and Marshall Harrell Jim and Roxane Hayne Joan Hedley and Samuel Smith Jack and Carol Hebdon Claus and Jean Heide Chris and Susan Heinemeyer Jan and Chris Heinrichs Lee Anne and Stuart Hendry Peter and Lynne Hennessey Mr. and Mrs. Art R. Herrera, Jr. Gretchen A. Hill Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Hill Jr. JoAnn and Bill Hinchey Karen S. Hogg and Wesley Tucker Nancy and Robert Hunt Ray and Marcie Ince Danny and Cyndie Ingle Dr. and Mrs. George W. Irving, III Liz and David Jauer

Darrell L. Jenkins Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kardys Sharalyn King-Johnson Jim and Wendy Kirk Gary and Virginia Koehl Marline and Clint Lawson Joyce and John Lee Byron and Kathryn LeFlore Kathleen and Byron L. LeFlore, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Porter Loring , III Richard and Irene Loza Judy and Ken Lynn Susan and Jim Martin Gretchen Mayes Gilbert and Mary Medford Sandra O. Medina Daniel Medrano John and Jackie Meyer Bill and Margaret Mitchell Trudy and Ed Moore Bruce & Sandra T. Nakata Mr. and Mrs. Conrad J. Netting, IV Mr. and Mrs. Leonard L. Oliver, Sr. George and Margo Olson Mr. and Mrs. George A. Olson Edward Oppenheimer Walter and Gwendolyn Oquendo Pinky and Paul Osterman John and Brooklin Pesetski Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Plummer Charlie and Eileen Potts Jane Cheever and Tom L. Powell, Jr COL Barbara J. Price and Cricket Price Frank and Celia Ramirez Lisa and Michael Ramos Howard and Gloria Ray Mr. and Mrs. Royce W. Renfro Phil and Mary Reininger Fernando and Norma Reyes Janice Ricks and Les Paulick Gilbert and Lupe Rodriguez Richard and Anna Rodriguez Karen and Steve Rogers Steve and Lea Rosenauer John and Jackie Rothermel

Richard and Rosemary Ruiz Alan Runge Mr. and Mrs. Bill J. Rush Johnny and Tina Marie Sanchez Louis Sanchez Rollette Schreckenghost and Clive Smith Larry and Dorothy Schulze Stuart and Sharon Seal Madison and Cathy Smith Bruce and Suzanne Smith Becky and Joel Smith Lydia and Richard Smith CDR Carolynn M. Snyder and Major Mark S. Kuhl Mr. and Mrs. Andrew W. Spillman Dennis and Julie Stacy Jimmie and Cathy Steves Otto and Ann Strey Lee and Ann Swain Steve and Gay Swanson Dr. and Mrs. Tom Swanson Joan and Al Thaggard Louise B. Thomas Gregory and Karen Thompson Pris and Sid Trawick Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Traylor Mr. and Mrs. Lorence W. Trick John H. Tyson Pablo and Kathryn Valdez Virginia and Bill Van Cleave Pete and Leticia Van de Putte Barbara Vander and Ronnie Nipper Dora Villanueva and Leonard Alonzo Donald and Bonita Walker Jeanie and Bob Wehmeyer Brian and Tina Weiner Daniel Weiss Craig and Page Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Don Winkler Victoria and Dale Wood H. P. and Barbara Wright Gerry and Sidney Yarbrough Bartell and Mollie Zachry Nancy and Jim Zachry Milton and Beverly Zaiontz

Alice Cook Ashton Billy Atwell Nancy Avellar Rebecca Ayala Duane Ayres Felicia Baldwin Angela Balleza Jesse Balleza, Sr. Thomas G. Ballinger Gilbert Barrera Mary Rogers Barrett Eileen Barrientos

Nicholas Barron Barbara D. Beal Jill K. Becquet Joni Belk Jean T. Bell Stanton P. Bell Patricia Biggs Mrs. Clark Boddy Alison Boone Patricia G. Bose Steve Bourdeau Jerry Bragg

Jean M. Braley Sharon K. Bray COL (Ret) Betty Brice Janet M. Burge Beverly Howell Burris Michelle Cadwallader James S. Calvert Carol Canty Karen L. Carew Bonnie Carrisal Nick Carrisal, III Candy Carson

COUPLE PREMIER James and Valerie Albert Susan Altgelt Mr. and Mrs. Tony Alvarado Pre and Julie Ball Anne and Steve Ballantyne Charles and Melissa Barrett Mike and Mary Benedum Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Biedenharn Debora F. Bittner and Jo Ann Aguilar Linda and Stephen Blount Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Bolner James and Molly Branton Doug and Susan Campbell Genny and Nick Campbell Salvador A. Campos Charles and Darlene Cantu Daniel and Patricia Castellanos Anna and Dan Catalani Bill Chiego Dr. and Mrs. Alfonso Chiscano David and Tracy Christian Orlando and Lolie* Cisneros Aaron and Sheri Cobarruvias Julie and Tracy Coffey Carolyn T. Cohen and Carlton M. Taylor Cynthia and Taylor Collins Brenda J. Conner Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Robert Cotton Arther and Jerri Cruz Wayne Daniels Eva & George Davila Tom and Karla Davis Jose and Gloria De Hoyos Eddy and Stella De La Garza Manuel De Los Santos Karen and Armando Diaz Nathaniel and Kathleen Dickson Arthur and Janet Dietel Fernando and Gina Dominguez Leighton and Jim Donnell Phyllis and J. Dumont Gabriel and Barbara Durand-Holis Marilyn and Huard Eldridge COL (Ret) Donald and Marilyn Engelking Sharon and Donald Fajkus

INDIVIDUAL PREMIER Virginia S. Alexander Fidel Alvarado, Jr. Ruben Aparicio

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INDIVIDUAL PREMIER Ann Carter Marian Catacalos David D. Chavez Leon Childers Barbara Christenson COL Ted Cieslak Marshall T. Clegg Ann T. Coiner Cindy Comfort Oscar A. Cook Melanie G. Cowart Dr. Gary W. Cox Christena D. Crawford Robert Cuellar Sylvia Cutler Mrs. Thomas G. Day, Jr. Erwin De Luna Rose Mary De Luna Mary R. DeLeon Holly K. Denton Rosanna Dominguez Wilma Drury Shirley Dyer Mary M. Eaton Anna M. Enriquez Wendy Lee Erickson Kevin Esparza Francisco Estrada Mathew L. Finch Missy Finck Tina Flatten Laura Flores Robert Foster Jean French Carolyn C. Frost Susan P. Fuentes Judge John D. Gabriel Johnny Gabriel Bill Gaines Sandra A. Gallardo Susan Gandy Esther Garcia Larry M. Garcia Billy Gardner Katy Garza Lorrayne D. Giese Theresa G. Gold Cristina Gonzalez Marty Gonzalez

Trina Guevara Dolores Guzman-Farias J. Sean Habina Barbara Hagen Suzanne Hamm Linda Hammond Betty Wagner Hansen Jerome Harris Dru Hart Mimi Hart Anges B. Harwood Gail Harwood Albert Ford Hausser Michelle Hayes Marsha Hendler Rose Marie Hendry Rebecca Hermanson Mary Martha Hernandez* Barbara Hill Cari Smith Hill Joan F. Hopkins Anna-Laura Howell Block Loretta G. Huddleston Randall L. Iglehart Kay Kallina Ingram Jeff Jehl Sandee Mewhinney Johns Karen R. Johnson Kim Jordan Abigail Kampmann Xonia Kargl Beatrice Keammerer Alice Kelly Kate Klein Herbert Kriese Susan Kriz Barbara C. Kyse Rita Landez Lellen Lane Patricia Lang Ralph Lehr Ruby J. Lehrmann Dottie Leslie Betty Lewandowski Kathy Littlefield Sandy Liwang Kay Locker Alice R. Lopez Bryan Lopez

Jesse Loza Rebecca K. Luft Rob MacNaughton Rachel G. Madrid Claudia Malitz Albert Martinez Timothy McCallum Bob McConnell Milt McFarland Ann McMullan Karen McQueen Robert M. Meade Ernest Menchaca Jose Menendez, State Representative District 124 Fred W. Middleton Barbara Moravits Becky Moreno Judith Morton Don Moye Dr. Sandy Neubert Amy Hoffman Noe Marti O’Brien Amanda Hurst Ochse Cynthia O’Connor Eugene S. Ogrod Thelma A. Parker Joanna Parrish Rosemary Paxson Anna R. Peavy Rosalie Pecina Jesse R. Pena Ruben R. Perales, Jr. Gini Asher Perez de Garcia Christina Petersen George Prescott Carolyn D. Putnam Adam Quntana Linda Ramirez Willie Ramos Mae Resendiz Philip M. Reyes Jim Rhodes Bruce Richardson Anita Roach Dorothy Roberts Patricia Robledo Alvaro Rodriguez Beckie Rodriguez

Byrdie Rodriguez Clemente G. Rodriguez Consuelo Rodriguez Robert K. Rodriguez Mary E. Rogers Naomi G. Russell-Wolfman* Clay C. Rutherford Kerry Rutledge Rudy Sandoval Tom Sandoval Mari Sandoval-Ayala Inell Schooler Ann Marie Schroeder Patricia Seidenberger Myrtle Shaw Mrs. Willard Simpson Penelope Singleton Joyce Sowells Sydney Spence Tookie Spoor Rosemary Sundeen Mrs. George W. Swain, III Bob Szczepanski Dolores Tamez Thomas Tamez Diana Terry Marty E. Thierath Sallie S. Thomas Sissy Tietz Ray Torres Jeanie Travis SGM (Ret) Richard Trevino Charlotte Truss Michelle Usher Mario A. Vazquez Elaine M. Vetter Johnny Villarreal Ben A. Wallis, III Ann Brennand Watson Louis A. Weiss, III Ann Denton Wells Julia K. Whitmore Mary Wieser Docia Williams Barbara B. Wood Gerry Young Fausto Yturria, Jr. Eleanor Marie Zepeda

Millicent Conyers Deneice Cook Geno Costodio Laurin Cothren Anthony Covington Dianne Cox Geraldine M. Davis Olive Davis Mirtha De La Torre Gaye DeFosset Kathryn Dehlinger Martha Dickman Mary Ann Dionne T. D. Dougherty Joane Drought Glenda Duffin Elaine P. Dunlap Steve R. Dutton Doris H. Ellison Katie Farrimond Maxine Farrimond Tony Galaviz

Delores Gilmore Kerry T. Ginn Victoria H. Goebel Shannon L. Graham Beverly Purcell Guerra Margarite P. Guggolz Janet Gunderson Joan F. Hall Carla Harman Dale Harris Miriam Harris Barbara Harrison Jill Hartman Sue Hays Cornelia Herff Rene Hernandez Elizabeth Hetrick Vonzetta Hickman Doe Hollimon Mary Hunt Caroline L. Ingram Ila Jardon

Joy Jauer Nichelle Johnson Lois Jones Ellen R. Kaiser Dr. Yvonne Katz Christy Kerr Leslie Kingman Rosemary Kowalski Martin Kushner Judy Lackritz Susan R. Lane Stephen D. Lauver Barbara Leavelle

BASIC INDIVIDUAL JoAnn Acosta Marilyn Alefsen Thomas G. Allison Rose Alvarez Jo Ann Andera Margaret Anderson Fay L. Armstrong Marjorie Arnold Diana Balli-Taylor Gertrude B. Batiste Susan Beavin Nelwyn S. Belt Dori Brown Ben Burleson William O. Butler Rhonda Calvert Joseph Castellano Melissa Baird Chapman Yvonne Horne Clemons Janice Clyborne Rebecca B. Cohen Anthony C. Contreras

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BASIC INDIVIDUAL CONTINUED Cynthia Lee Debora Leisenring Judith Lentz John R. Locke, Jr. Marilou Long Carol Lundy Christine Luttrell Barbara Marco Nancy Marion Judith Markelz Emanuel Martinez Mrs. Socorro Garza-Martinez Jane May Bobbie McCormick Jane McFarlane Jennifer McGaughy Jo Lynne Meador Dale Meyers Ashley Miles DE Miller Will Mitchell Mrs. Melvin Mitchell Martha Moore Myfe Moore

Stefanie Moore Lillian P. Morris Terrie E. Musselman Linda Nairn Eleanor O’Gorman Ellen O’Gorman Martha O’Neill Kathi Oppenheimer Pete Ortiz Traci Ortiz Kate Park Jean Parsons Mrs. Michael Payer Dan C. Peavy Harriet W. Peavy Mary H. Penaloza Bill Pennington Blair B. Perry Vivian G. Pine Virgina Pope Janet Putman Teofila Ramierz Jackie Raney Lucy W. Rasco

Judy W. Renick Eric Renth Carlynn Ricks Julie A. Rios Mrs. Mark C. Rittenhouse Jesse Rodriguez Jose Rodriguez Suzanna Rodriguez Lawrence G. Romo Paul R. Rossbach John Santikos Rita Schimpff Barbara C. Schneider Armandina Sifuentes Jerry Sifuentes Linda Skop Christie A. Smith Marie Smith Samuel C. Smith Jamie Snell Rochelle Staten Katy Stephens Sam B. Steves, II Melissa Stewart

Melba B. Stout Kelley Terry Suzanne Terry Pattie Thompson Carolyn Thornton Irene Ugarte Dru Van Steenberg Donna Vaughan Peggy W. Walker Karen M. Watts Ginny Way Barbara R. Wenger Darlene Wiesner Sidney Wilkins Terri Williams Kim and Ralph Winton Mercille Wisakowsky Charlotte Woodley-Bauerle Corinne M. Yancy Vertie Young Ramona Zamora Mrs. Thad W. Ziegler

Bear Evans Billicarole Evans Selah Evans Lauryn Figueroa Ethan-John Martinez Brian Mitchell Matt Mitchell

Lauren Osterman Dominique Preyor-Johnson Amy Reece Jessica Reece Madeline Richardson Robert Richardson Luis Rodriguez

Joi Siler Sophia Isabella Tamez Yamell Valencia Audrey Vasquez Victoria Wasik

STUDENT Hailey Aguilar Heather M. Aguilar Kaylie Chenevert Danielle Clark Chloe Collins Julia Collins Ariana De Hoyos

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A.U.E.D.A. aMAEzing Marketing Group AT&T Accion Texas, Inc Alamo Area Square and Round Dance Association Allied Electric Arugula Catering Association de Charros de San Antonio Battle of Flowers® Association Bibisi Bill’s Tractor & Equipment Bird Bakery Black Tie Catering Border Media Group C.H. Guenther & Son Caliente Harley Davidson Captain Ben’s Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Clear Channel Outdoor Clear Channel Radio Concordia University Texas SA Cox Radio Current Dante Klar Media Group Destinations San Antonio Magazine Ditch the Drip ( Tonic Life) Dixie Flag Double Tree Hotel Festivals.com FiestaMedals.com Fiesta Flambeau® Parade Association Grande Communications Gutzman Family HEB Ince Distributing - Trane Institute of Texan Cultures Israeli Consulate to the Southwest Jazz 97.1 Trinity KLRN Kiddie Park King William Association LULAC Leads La Prensa Last Straw Florist Liberty Tax Service Lilly’s Cookies Lo Bello de San Antonio Lone Star OBGYN Lone Start Special Tees LULAC Council #2 Macy’s

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Marilyn & Huard Eldridge McNay Art Museum Mercedes Benz of Boerne Michael’s Military Civilian Club Monarch Trophy NuStar Energy Order of the Alamo Our Lady of the Lake University People en Español Port San Antonio Randolph Art League Reaching Maximum Independence, Inc. Red Roof Inn Rey Feo Scholarship Association S A Youth SWBC Saint Philip’s College San Antonio Blues Society San Antonio Conservation Society San Antonio Humane Society San Antonio Queen of Soul San Antonio Roadrunners San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo San Antonio VIA San Antonio Womans Magazine San Antonio Zulu Association Scene In SA Sea Island Shrimp House Siclovia Sigaloff Art & Frame Silver Eagle Society for the Preservation of Historic Fort Sam Houston Sons of the Republic of Texas - William Barret Travis Chapter Southwest School of Art State Association of Texas Pioneers Summer Classics Home Telemundo Ten West Living Magazine Tequilame Texas Cavaliers The Mariachi Connection The Towers on Park Lane The Woman’s Club of San Antonio Therapy Animals of San Antonio Toyota Travis Wolff University of the Incarnate Word Univision Valero Texas Open Yellow Cab


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