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Pharr, Texas – In commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the City of Pharr will host a dedication ceremony to honor and celebrate Pharr’s history, present, and future. A dedication ceremony will be held to celebrate the artistic contributions made by artists who were commissioned to paint a mural of Pharr’s bi-cultural history. City officials will also dedicate a time capsule at the site to be opened in 50 years. The mural and time capsule dedication will be held at 10 am TOMORROW, Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at the South Pharr Development and Research Center (850 W. Dicker Rd. in Pharr).
The mural was painted by artists and brothers José Arturo and Imuris Aram Ramos Pinedo from Zacatecas, Mexico. The mural depicts people, places, and events of historical significance in Pharr’s history. The mural also celebrates Mexican and American culture and heritage present in border communities such as Pharr. The artists have painted murals at the Pharr Memorial Library and at Jones Box Park, and have plans for a future mural at the Pharr International Bridge.
Pharr officials will also be commemorating the future site of a memorial marker that will house a time capsule, which will be opened in 50 years. The time capsule was presented at this year’s State of the City address held earlier this year and contains notes to future Pharr citizens, City of Pharr relics and memorabilia, and photos and newspaper articles highlighting the 2018 State of the City as well as other newsworthy events from 2018.
All media are invited to attend.
What: Mural and Time Capsule Dedication
When: Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 10 am
Where: South Pharr Development and Research Center (850 W. Dicker Rd.) in Pharr