(Las Primeras Awards Gala and Scholarship Fundraiser)….It is coming up October 18th.
The event is hosted by MANA de Imperial Valley. It is their major fundraiser of the year. During the event 3 local Latina women are honored. The three are women who embody the values and philosophy of the organization of empowering Latinas through leadership development, community service and advocacy. This year’s honorees are Sister Maria Luisa Valdez, a member of Our Lady of Victory Mission and former director of the Sister Evelyn Mourey Center, Bertha Alicia Fletes-Karnes a community advocate and vice president/branch manager of the Calexico Well Fargo Bank, and Rebecca Grijalva Singh, an investigator with the Imperial County District Attorney’s Office Special Victim’s Unit. The event will be held at the Old Eucalyptus School House. Doors open at 6:00 pm. The cost per person is a $45 donation.