Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Opinion

June 25, 2012

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Student's charity an inspiration

Dear Editor,

Cheeers to Gabriana Lazo!

Gabriana’s idea (“Student challenges her peers ‘to give,’” published June 14) was not only compassionate – it was brilliant. Gabriana, I am so proud of you, you have set an example that we hope will catch on, not only in Mineral Wells but on all the states where the Hispanic population carries out the Quinceanera tradition. Let’s try to promote your innovation locally and, if possible, nationally.

Quinceaneras are a big party (almost like a wedding) to celebrate a young girl becoming a young woman. Generally the community of relatives and friends are an intrinsic part of this elaborate celebration that is observed with more frequency in this country than in Mexico. The religious aspect of it involves a mass, the attire is formal long fancy dresses, the Quinceanera herself wears a white dress, the other 14 girls wear the quinceanera’s color of choice, and their escorts generally wear a tux. The Quinceanera receives an abundance of gifts, not only from her sponsors (food, jewelry, music, etc.) but all in attendance.

Gabriana chose to forsake the gifts for a noble cause – aid to the needy. The poor are among us and their need is great. Non-perishables, school supplies, clothing, or a small contribution of money as she elected to do became a $200 contribution to the Palo Pinto County Humane Society, which she chose to select because of her love for animals.

Gabriana, a good dead, no matter how small, will never go unnoticed. Thank you for your inspiration.

Genevieve Baeza-Rodriguez

Mineral Wells

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