Caguama Pachanga and Turtle Ball a success!


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STI's Board President Shane Wilson introduces our 2014 Interns at the Caguama Pachanga. From left, the interns are Theresa Madrigal, Saki Hashimoto, Gladys Delgadillo, Khrystyne Jamerson, Ruma Chatterji, Keely Zimmerman, and Hilary Frandsen. Martha Villalba was on ATV patrol at the time of this photo. Teresa Shumaker photo.

From left, Mike McGonigle, Joyce Fowler, Steve Fowler, and Linda McGonigle.

From left, Mike McGonigle, Joyce Fowler, Steve Fowler, and Linda McGonigle.


By Teresa Shumaker, Sea Turtle Inc.

A few months ago Lionel Hurtado, with Feldman's Spirits and Fine Wines, approached Sea Turtle, Inc. with the idea for a big gala in STI’s honor, with the proceeds going to our nonprofit. As time marched on, and we heard more about the event as it came together, the more excited we became. We couldn’t wait to see the event with our own eyes. There were caterers providing food, beverage vendors providing drinks, items being donated for the silent action – a masterfully arranged party.

After all was said and done, the event raised $7,000 for Sea Turtle, Inc. And it is all due to Lionel’s wonderful vision and these amazing businesses and donors who contributed to the successful evening: Glazer's Distributing, L&F Distributors, Ca'momi Napa Valley Winery, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Concha y Toro Wines, Santo Azul Tequila, White Hat Rum, Toscafino's Restaurant – Brownsville, Tunnel Bistro – Brownsville, Spices & Grains Market – Brownsville, Collective Catering – McAllen, RGV Cupcake Factory – McAllen, Kay Conly State Farm Insurance –Brownsville, Gold Corner Inc. – Brownsville, Flying Pig Grill & Cantina – Olmito, Brownsville Junior Service League, South Padre Island Beerfest, Casa Mariposa Event Venue – SPI, Feldman's Spirits and Fine Wines.

This event was a gift from our community, by our community. We are so thankful we were able to spend a great evening with all of you!