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2012 Kawiteno Festival

posted Jul 24, 2012, 1:09 PM by Tatak Kawiteno   [ updated Jul 24, 2012, 1:15 PM ]

The 38th anniversary of the Feast of Santa Maria Magdalena was held Saturday at Admiral Baker Park in San Diego.  Visitors came from all across the country and the world to take part in our two day event.  Family, friends, classmates and townmates were again rejoined in our annual celebration and Friday evening on our Karakol sa Dagat along San Diego Bay.  

The evening for the bay cruise was wonderful as we were taken along all the various sites within San Diego bay.  Our guests enjoyed the smooth waters and lively tunes to dance with our patron saint.  We were treated to a very close view of the USS Midway and a spectacular firework show just of the port rail.

Our feast day started with a mass in celebration of St. Mary Magdalene led by Bishop Arigo.  A scrumptious feast was provided by food donations from our members and of donations of roast beef and lechon.  The rest of the day was full of live entertainment  and raffle.  We'd like to thank everyone who donated food and raffle items.

The success of all of our events is due to the leadership of our association, the event committees, the volunteers and the generousity of our members.  Without your donations and membership fees, we would not be able to make our event the success we are all able to enjoy.

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