A Cross-generational, Community-driven Event

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Monarch Ballerinas, Mrs. Gallegos’s 1st grade dance group from Andrew Jackson Elementary will be performing at Monarch Fest, Saturday, March 21 at Quinta Mazatlán in McAllen, Texas.

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From conservation to environmental education Monarch Fest 2020 sponsors are making a difference in our children’s lives. A unique blend of industries provided top sponsorship: supermarket, television, aviation, hospitality, and radio broadcasting. Monarch Fest is Saturday, March 21, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Quinta Mazatlán.

Nora Leos, Quinta Mazatlán; Yvonne Loflin, H-E-B-Senior Public Affair Specialist; Colleen Hook, Quinta Mazatlán, and Lisa Ramirez, Quinta Mazatlán.

The annual festival with a purpose provides guests the opportunity to learn more about the monarch butterfly, and experience a fun family-friendly celebration. HEB, Televisa, McCreery Aviation, Radisson Hotel McAllen Airport, R-Communications Media Group, McAllen ISD and over 100 volunteers from across the Rio Grande Valley lead the way in helping to create a cross-generational, community-driven event.

L-R: Ana Iza Oliveira, Sandi Silva, and Omar Guevara of Radisson Hotel McAllen Airport; Nora Musule and Crystal Salinas of Quinta Mazatlán. Monarch Fest is Saturday, March 21, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Quinta Mazatlán in McAllen, Texas.

McAllen ISD schools like Andrew Jackson Elementary have partnered to help spread conservation and environmental education through dance and art. Mrs. Monica Gallegos’s 1st-grade class will be performing a special monarch ballerina dance on the main stage. The school’s art group, Los Pinceles, is also participating and will have a unique art exhibit inside the mansion.

Celebrate the magnificent migration of the monarch butterfly at Monarch Fest, Saturday, March 21 from 1:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. Enjoy live music, food trucks and vendors, scout badge activities, collaborative art murals (designed by McAllen ISD’s Lamar Academy IB eco-artists), educational speakers, garden tours, a farmers market, arts & craft activities, dance performances, native plants for sale, a caterpillar corner for toddlers, the largest LEGO Monarch in the Rio Grande Valley, and more. Tickets to Monarch Fest are $5.00 per person; children 2 years of age and younger free. Tickets may be purchased at Quinta Mazatlán or online at www.TicketLeap.com. Quinta Mazatlán is located at 600 Sunset Drive in McAllen, Texas; one block south of La Plaza Mall on 10th Street. For more information call Quinta Mazatlán at (956) 681-3370.

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