Thursday, May 21, 2009

Fiesta Issue Photos

The 39th annual Patterson Apricot Fiesta is nearing and is right around the corner.

Our annual Fiesta special issue is out and available at the Patterson Irrigator.

I'll have to say, that with all of the changes going on around the Irrigator here, sometimes changing on a day to day basis, the anticipation of the Fiesta that normally builds for me has been a little befuddled. I got a chance to go out treasure hunting with some of my friends one evening only once. My friends briefly checked the Carnegie building across the street from where the treasure was found next to the downtown fire department. I had no idea, but once again the treasure was hidden within view of my front porch. It was a complete change of mood to see Wendy Lopez and son Corey come into the Irrigator office Tuesday afternoon with beaming smiles from ear to ear, shaking as they told us where they found the treasure.

It hasn't quite hit me yet, but as soon as some of the booths start getting dropped off down town next week, and the stage begins to be assembled for the downtown pageants on Friday, then the fiesta fever will probably hit.

I can't wait to see what old friends will return this year to the fiesta, and which new ones I will make.

Anywho... the Fiesta special issue is out and here are this year's Miss Patterson contestants. The 14 finalists, photographed along the historic row of Canary Island Date Palms off of Old Las Palmas ave.

Alejandra Gonzalez-Hernandez

Andrea Silva

Breana White

Brittany McDermott

Catarina Lam

Chelsea Taylor

Chelsea White

Darlene Ruiz

Jessica Carranza

Kelly Cox

Kiana Weinzheimer

Lacey Nicholson

Stephanie Camacho

and Valeria Nunez
The judges are going to have a hard time choosing this year, good luck to all the finalists.
Check back within the next week for another blog posting on the start-to-finish process of one of Patterson's most famous crops.

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