Spectacular Mexico!

By Janice Zimolzak

Gaston Santos

World class performers and national champions from across Mexico and Southern California will gather, for the very first time in San Miguel de Allende, to commemorate Feed the Hungry San Miguel’s 30th anniversary. The spectacular event will take place on October 25 at Plaza de Toros, San Miguel’s 300-year-old bullring. More than 25 horses of seven different breeds, highly skilled equestrians, more than 50 dancers, and world class musicians will take you on a colorful and exciting journey through “The History of Man and Horse in Mexico – from pre-Hispanic times to the present.” The program includes the national champion escaramuzas; Charros del Pedregal, who represent more than 50 years of history and tradition and have always been number one in competitions; the incomparable Ballet Folclórico Mexicano de Guillermo; and Los Charro Santoyo, two 15-year-olds from California whose abilities are especially astounding for their age; and so much more.

Two events to celebrate Feed the Hungry
San Miguel 30th Anniversary
Fri, Oct 24, 6pm
Sat, Oct 25, 4pm
Rancho La Loma
Plaza de Toros
US$120/1,500 pesos for both events
US$85/1,000 pesos for lawn party & raffle only
US$85/1,000 pesos for bullring VIP sombre seating only

A high point will be the performance of Gaston Santos, Mexico’s premier rejoneador, renowned throughout the Latin world for his skill and grace. Santos’ presentation is as much a world-class equestrian ballet as it is a bullfight. This particular performance will be sin sangre. La NaveVa, a local company founded by Marcial Herce and Pamela Cordero, are the producers of the extravaganza. Herce, San Miguel’s favorite son and controversial matador, will demonstrate the artistry of the traditional bullfight, also sin sangre, and is planning other special surprises for the audience. No animals will be harmed throughout the weekend’s activities.

¡Spectacular Mexico! A memorable weekend of celebration and tribute to the children of San Miguel will kick off on Friday evening, October 24, at the carriage house at Rancho La Loma. The Hacienda Santa Clara, Rancho La Loma, and Feed the Hungry San Miguel invite you to meet guests of honor, rejoneador Gaston Santos and Marcial Herce at the VIP Lawn Party and Art Raffle.

The San Miguel Art and Design community, always generous, has outdone itself this time. Each and every raffle item is a carefully selected treasure from some of the best galleries and studios in San Miguel. You are certain to find more than one “must have.” We will raffle each item separately, so you can stuff the box of the one(s) you want most. More details will follow in next week’s edition of Atención, along with a peek into the world of Gaston Santos.

It has been a great privilege for Feed the Hungry San Miguel to serve the children in our poorest communities for the past 30 years. From the small group of compassionate members of St. Paul’s Church, who initiated the program in 1984, to the highly functional organization of staff and volunteers that is Feed the Hungry today, it has been and continues to be a joyous and gratifying journey.

Please join the celebration on Friday, October 24, at 6pm for the VIP Pre-Party and Raffle at Rancho La Loma and on Saturday, October 25, at 4pm for the exciting performance at the Plaza de Toros. A special two-for-one price of US$120 or 1,500 pesos covers both events, includes five raffle tickets and seating in the VIP Sombre section at the bullring with complimentary margaritas and other goodies. Tickets for the Pre-Party and Raffle only are US$85 or 1,000 pesos, with three raffle tickets included. Tickets for VIP Sombre Seating at the Bullring Event only are US$85 or 1,000 pesos. Tickets can be purchased from any Feed the Hungry San Miguel Trustee, at the FTHSM offices, La Conexion on Aldama and Cafe Monet, Solutions on Recreo, or online at feedthehungrysma.org. General seating tickets for the bullring event are available at Hank’s on Hidalgo.


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