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August 30th, 2008
St. Johns Fiesta Celebrating 60 years

This years Fiesta is dedicated to Father Trevino who’s first Parish assignment was St. Johns in San Marcos in 1948 and was first to organize the Fiesta. It and has been held every year since with increasing enthusiasm and success. There was two main reasons for creating the Fiesta; unity for families and to raise funds for the Church.Ofelia Vasquez-Philo has put together “Memory Lane” showing off articles and pictures of past Fiesta’s. Ofelia has been a member of St. Johns since 1941 and is fascinated with San Marcos Hispanic History.

St. Johns was renamed in 1915 from our Lady of Guadalupe to St. Johns the Evangelist by Bishop John W Shaw to honor St. Johns the evangelist on his feast day. The original church was located at the corner of Roanoke and N Guadalupe which was purchased by the University in the late 1960’s. St. John’s in now located 624 E. Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX.

At lot has changed over the years, please join us this weekend August 30th-August 31st, be part of our new History.

We will be having live entertainment by Shelly Lares, Praise, Love and Glory; and Bertha Serna. Bingo, Talent Show, Arts & Crafts, Food and Game Booths.

Pamlets will be on hand and are asking for $2 donations.

If you want to know more Community History of Mexican American’s in San Marcos, TX; Ofelia Vasquez-Philo has written and published Suenos y Recuredos del Pasado (Dreams and Memories of the Past). You can purchase this book at the Hays County Historical Commission.

To see more of the photos click here. (The link takes you off of Newstreamz to our Flickr account.)

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