Last weekend the events began on the occasion of the Patron Saint Festivities of Torre Pacheco in honor of our Patroness, the Virgin of the Rosary, with the Act of election of the Queen and her Court of Honor, continuing next Friday, with Chupinazo and on Saturday, October 5, with the Act of Coronation and with the Reading of the Proclamation, which this year is carried out by the Mayor of Torre Pacheco from 1971 to 1976 and teacher at the Ntra. Sra. del Rosario school, Juan Alcaraz.
The mayor of Torre Pacheco, Antonio León, accompanied by the councilor of Festejos, Yolanda Castaño and the councilor for Culture, Raúl Lledó, presented the one who will be the preacher of the 2019 Festivities, Juan Alcaraz Sánchez, in the Garden that bears his name, located in the place of El Pasico, and whose inauguration will take place next Saturday at 6 pm.
The Mayor, conveyed the great pride that it means for Torre Pacheco that Juan Alcaraz accepted to be the Pregonero, especially and taking into account his current health situation, and pointing out that he will undoubtedly delight us with a great and emotional Cry, full of anecdotes , in some parties that will be marked by the adverse circumstances that our municipality has gone through recently, due to heavy rains.
Juan Alcaraz, originally from the Murcian district of La Ã‘ora, arrived in Torre Pacheco in the early sixties to work as a teacher, and held the position of Mayor at the stage of the transition from 1971 to 1976, years where they became known internationally the Melon Festivities, which during that time were held at the end of August.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Torre Pacheco