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Antique Automobile Club Donates Fiesta proceeds to city, local charity

Representitives from the La Feria Veterans Memorial Committee stand with city leaders at the presentation of donations gathered by the Antique Automobile Club of America at this year’s Fiesta de La Feria car show . Photo: Cayetano Garza Jr. / LFN

By CAYETANO GARZA JR.
LFN

LA FERIA – The La Feria City Commission held its last regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10 in the La Feria City Commission Meeting Room at 115 E. Commercial Ave. in La Feria.

After observing the usual protocols of a regular meeting and there being no public comments, the commission opened the floor to Moses Mendoza, president of the local chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Every year AACA members participate in the annual Fiesta de La Feria car show. Their registration fees are traditionally covered by cash donations or canned goods. Afterward, the AACA in turn presents the collected donations to the city of La Feria and given to local charity organizations.

President of the local chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America Moses Mendoza addresses city leaders at the last city commission meeting. Photo: Cayetano Garza Jr. / LFN

This year the food donations were given to St. Xavier Catholic Church, while the cash that was raised was donated to the La Feria Veterans Memorial Committee. Representatives from both organizations were present to receive the donations as Mendoza praised the city of La Feria for its support and the success of the latest Fiesta celebration.

Afterward, other agenda items included approval of minutes for the Feb. 25 city meeting and the approval of the annual racial profiling report submitted by LFPD to the commission.

Representitives from the St. Xavier Catholic Church food pantry stand with city leaders at the presentation of donations gathered by the Antique Automobile Club of America at this year’s Fiesta de La Feria car show. Photo: Cayetano Garza Jr. / LFN

Action on Resolution 2020-03, which would appoint new members to the Zoning Board of Adjustment, was tabled after a brief closed session hearing at the request of city attorney Rebecca Hayward.

Other agenda items included a vote to amend a chapter in the city personnel policy manual regarding annual leave for employees of the city and a resolution authorizing the submittal of an application for a Local Border Security program grant. The grant covers overtime pay and equipment funds for the La Feria police department.

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