Twenty-one women from the community will be honored during the Cinco de Mayo Alice Mother’s Club Celebrity Waiters event with proceeds going to scholarships for local high school seniors.
“We are going to honor women who are stellar in the community,” said Nena Castillo-Pitts, president of Alice Mother’s Club.
All the women, who are mothers, were selected for their service to their community from Alice, Benavides, Ben Bolt and the surrounding areas. Twenty-one mothers will be dined and entertained with mariachi from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Door prizes and vendors will also be available.
The Cinco de Mayo celebration will be at the Knights of Columbus Hall and tables are still available. Seating for eight is $350.
Alice Mother’s Club members are hoping to raise enough money to give out at least 10 scholarships, which they accomplished last year.
“It just depends on how much money we collect,” Castillo-Pitts said. “Every little bit helps.”
A city proclamation will be read.
The club also raised money to assist uninsured patients with their medication and provide gasoline gift cards for transportation to doctor and hospital visits.
“We help a lot of uninsured families in the community,” Castillo-Pitts said.
“Otherwise that person would not be able to get their medication.”
The Mother’s Club has also surprised families with Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners to those who were not able to afford the expense of the meal.
Some of the celebrity waiters include Mayor John Lemon, hospital administrator Mark Casanova, City Attorney Joe Torres, Rick Del Bosque, Boys and Girls Club executive director, Juan Navejar with Alice Chamber of Commerce, and Ray Reyna with Halliburton Services. They will be waiting on tables to collect tips.
To sponsor a table, contact Castillo-Pitts at 562-3133.