June 12, 2024

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Yerington Portuguese Festa Queen 2024 Announced: Miss Clarisa Alvarez

Yerington Portuguese Organization Announces 2024 Festa Queen

The Yerington Portuguese “Festa” will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2024.

The Queen for the 2024 Celebration is Clarisa G. Alvarez, daughter of Noe & Ofelia Alvarez. Clarisa is 13 years old and a 7th grader at Yerington Intermediate School. She loves playing sports, including soccer, basketball, volleyball, track, and swimming. She has three siblings Erik, Michael, and Matthew. Clarisa was the Junior Queen at our Festa and we are honored she has accepted our invitation to represent us this year as our Senior Queen.

The one-day event will begin with Mass at 10:30 am followed by the traditional procession to the Catholic Center. Sopas will be served at noon and a live auction will follow. We ask that you bring items for our auction as this is the main source of income for our Festa to continue.

Raffle tickets will be sold at the Festa. The raffle prizes will include a handmade afghan by Marian Pinkerton and an original painting by J. Frank McGowan. All proceeds from the raffle go towards the Alvin Matheus Memorial Portuguese Scholarship Fund.

Pre-orders for Linguica need to be in by May 22, 2024. Five pounds for $33. Contact Joel Muller to place your order.

This celebration is in honor of Queen Isabella of Portugal, who prayed for help for her people during a time of great hardship and famine. On Pentecost Sunday, ships came into the harbor filled with food. A celebration was held in thanksgiving.

Yerington began its Portuguese “Festa” in 1919.
We invite you to join us in our tradition as we celebrate the Holy Spirit’s blessings.

God Bless, From the Yerington Portuguese Organization