The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on September 13, 1959 · Page 6
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The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas · Page 6

Freeport, Texas
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Sunday, September 13, 1959
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Turn* Lotei J* Ur«sWJfc*O •fciif%*?lMl«»," •:.;;.,'•' • • •- • ' ' ; Jlf We^Jc—Ib Aic? Education '*-' ' ' ' Kor this week, Brazosport is reversing the role of the unique institution it is benefit- Mns through the week's activities. ThiTis Fiesta Week. During this week Brazosport adopts the dress and the customs of Texas' Latin-American neighbor na- e money raised from the entertainment features 61 the week goes into La Escuelita — where the English language and American customs are taught to pre-school-children from Spanish-speaking families. So while local citizens «• sorbing a little of the warmth and color, of Latin tradition, they are helping,Latin'chil- dren overcome what was once an torttense obstacle to acquiring an education. ^ >'- . The man responsible for organizing;,, this week of entertainment-, is Ralph Ehrllch,' Brazosport hotelman who initiated ,the, idea of converting what was in previous -years a one-day Fiesta Into a week'« series- of events. ' ' -, : In the photos, PC ot these event*. , . .••' .•••>••-'UPPER LEFT: Dorothjr/Reed, center,,began her teaching duties,with La.Eseuellta. this year. Sh» is shown on the lawn outside the little School,,surrounded.bjr : 'h*.r ' four-year-old'students '-• " .,\ " . UPPER RIGHT: At the Gran BaueUGrand Ball) Friday, Dow :Executlve Luther: Evans, and Mrs. Evans, chat with Elvira Rodriguez, colorful star of Mexican fflms — ' •*«-••• CENTER LKFT: 'A^hlghUght of the rnu»- -t**e-iw>wln« contest t Wednesday afternoon 'was the arrival ofithe'mustaehe judge, Houston Gaftmatt-George 'Crowder, in his Eng- 'Hsh-twdcab; Shown'with Crowder's cab-are .the winner* of the-costume contest, Robert, Mario/ and MargareteoKoole, and Dixie Mc- Dontld. • ' '' i . • CENTER RIGHT: 1 -Ssme.mustachioed-men involved in the; contest —• Paul Webber. La i, presldentf Ralph- Ehriich,- Fiesta chairman; Bill Sandlln, George Crowder, Carlton Greer, and Harold Medley. BOTTOM LEFTt Wendy Maresh was the winner of the contest which required Facts readers to identify'seven contestants in the Fiesta mustache growing contest. She identified all seven, and her prize is a wrist watch donated by Gordon's Jewelry. Here she is being presented with the watch by Harold Medley,-Gordon's manager. _ BOTTOM-CENTERS Many-of the buslnes- ses in the area were decorated in the Fiesta theme. One of these was Young's Prescription House, where Kenneth Wilson, left, aids James Janik in hoisting up a "brave bull" cinada. Both are costumed in a Latin theme. BOTTOM RIGHT: Part ot the entertainment that's yet to come, at the Hopper Field Evening show, is this dancing team. The four dancer! are Francisco Rodriguez an^ Tony Hernandez, teachers, Margarita and Rosario Salinas. !*?." * ~i" ^ ?* rfr , T ,' t -i

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