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End of Covid Dinner Dance for Special Olympics Bowlers

May 11, 2023

Alhamar Caravan No. 4 hosted an End of Covid Dinner Dance for 31 Special Olympics bowlers, their families, and guests at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter, PA (A total of 90 guests attended). DJ Joseph Hussey from Jester Entertainment provided the music. Raffle prizes which were donated enhanced the event for the athletes. The scrumptious meal included: penne in red sauce, breaded chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetables, fruit cup, and Ice cream for dessert. The staff at the venue even joined in dancing with God's special people. A FUN time was had by ALL. What a FANTASTIC event that brought HUGE smiles to the bowlers.

Eater Egg Hunt

April, 2023

Oran Caravan 67 is just one of many Alhambra caravans which held a very special Easter party for our good friends. Thank you to all our members and the volunteers who bring happiness and joy to the intellectually disabled people we love so much.

Community Service Award Presentation

March 14, 2023

During the March council meeting in Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, Past Grand Commander Lou Caloia was presented with a community achievement award for his dedication to hosting the annual Life Handicapped Outdoors Fishing Derby in beautiful Brandenburg Park. Lou has been the lead organizer since the events inception, nearly 30 years ago. By the township's own estimation, Louis and his team have directly serviced over 2,500 individuals with special needs and their families. Galicia Caravan 77 is proud of Lou's achievement and grateful to be a co-sponsor of this wonderful event.

Show how much you appreciate the work Lou does by liking the Life Handicapped Outdoors Facebook page.

Pictured: PGC Lou Caloia (Center) with Matt Carr and Michele Vannerson from the Chesterfield Twp., Parks and Rec. Department

Plaque Presentation at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church

February 26, 2023

Alamo Caravan 269 commemorated Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, San Antonio, TX with an historic plaque.

Plaque placed at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church by Alamo Caravan 269
Pictured from left to right: SN David Pleasant; VGC James Munevar de Pineda; SN David Fuentes; Deacon Larry Brisiel; SN Rene Martinez; Deacon Solomon Gaja; SN Father Kevin Fauez; GC Commander Rene Martinez, PGC Ruben De Leon, Supreme Commander Joe B. Cortinaz; Supreme Director Luis Martinez; PSS Ken Boone; SN Charles Grout; SN Mike Dovalina; SN Al Rodriguez

Alhambra Day at the Shrine Circus

February 9, 2023

The Alhambra Caravans of Region VI and their crew took over 2,000 special friends, their teachers and caregivers to a special performance at the Shrine Circus. The extended crew consisted of Alhambra, Knights of Columbus, Shriners, Stellantis, GM and many volunteer friends of Alhambra.  Everyone enjoyed the work of unloading, greeting, seating, preparing food, and serving those in attendance. It warms the heart to see so many smiles and so much excitement on the faces of God’s Special People.

FOX 2 Detroit News coverage

Alhambra Day at the Circus Chairpersons: John Vella, Gary DeCarlo, Cliff Dake and John Michniak

Alhamar Caravan No. 4 Hosts Holy Hour

TIMES LEADER - February 1, 2023