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Friday, May 7, 2010

Fiesta Time in San Antonio

By José Zapata, Casa Navarro Site Manager

For the third year in a row, the Friends of Casa Navarro participated in the King William Fair Parade. The parade, part of San Antonio’s Fiesta Week activities, was held on April 24. Many of the Friends that participated are fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth generation descendants of Texas patriot José Antonio Navarro.
This year’s float, a scaled-down replica of Casa Navarro, was designed by Robert and Oscar Alvarado and painstakingly decorated by numerous friends. After the parade, the Friends retreated to the peaceful confines of Casa Navarro, where food and refreshments were served.
The Fiesta medal, featuring a photo of José Antonio Navarro, was created and provided by the Friends as part of a fundraising initiative during the event.

**Casa Navarro is located at the corner of S. Laredo and W. Nueva streets in downtown San Antonio in the Texas Independence Trail Region and Hill Country Trail Region.

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