That was the order of the day on March 3 when the Center held its 2017 Fiesta Medal Unveiling party. Friends, supporters, and Fiesta royalty filled the Center during the afternoon event and were welcomed by Ben Pressentin, President of BB&T Bank, the event’s sponsor. Honorary event chair City Councilman Roberto Treviño thanked guests for attending and thanked the Center for its work with grieving children. King Antonio XCV Michael A. Casillas, Rey Feo LXIX Fred Reyes, and Miss Fiesta Madi Moad-Hageman also expressed gratitude for the Center’s work in San Antonio and to the sponsors that support this work.
All guests received the Center’s 2017 Fiesta Medal, designed by well-known folk artist Enedina Casarez Vasquez, who explained that her inspiration for the 2017 medal came from one of the children who attended last year’s event. The Center’s medals are available at the Fiesta Store, 2611 Broadway. Enedina reports she is already working on ideas for the 2018 medal.