(MANA de Imperial Valley Gala)….It is Friday night.
The 2015 Las Primeras Awards Gala and Scholarship Fundraiser will be held at the Old Eucalyptus School House near El Centro. The event starts at 6:00 pm. Three Las Primeras Honorees will be recognized this year. They include Maria Elena Nava-Froelich, Mayor Pro-tem for the City of Calipatria and Migrant Education Program Coordinator for the Calipatria Unified School District. Lorena Lacar, Veteran’s Services Representative for the Imperial County Veteran’s Services Office. And, Haydee Rodriguez, a National Board Certified teacher in Social Studies at Central Union High School and a Commissioner of the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing MANA de Imperial Valley President, Maria Peinado, says Las Primeras Gala and Fundraiser is a great opportunity for MANA to recognize local women who are making exceptional contributions to our community and who are positive role models for our youth. Proceeds from the event go to fund college scholarships, educational and cultural programs in Imperial County.