Menorcan Delegation 18-20 September 2015

September 18, 2015

29 people from Menorca arrive for a three day visit to St. Augustine. Led by Sr. Luis Alejandre-Sintes and Ms. Kimberly Marshall of the U. S. Consular Agency, the delegation had a rare opportunity to meet King Philipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain and have a photo taken with their Royal Highnesses in front of Fr. Pedro Camps Statute in the Cathedral Courtyard.

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Menorcan delagation pose with local Menorcans in front of Fr. Pedro Camps Statute
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Menorcan delagation poses with King Philipe VI and Queen Leticia in front of Fr. Pedro Camps Statute

September 19th

the delegation enjoyed a walking tour of the Menorcan quarter in the historic district and the Tolomato Cemetery. They were later hosted by Susan and Jorge Herrera at Amistad on A1A South.

 

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A tour of the Tolomato Cemetery
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A walking tour of the Menorcan quarter in the historic district

 

 

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Visiting Amistad

September 20th

A reception was held at Aunt Kate’s Restaurant on A1A North hosted by local Menorcans Frank and Betty Usina.  The group gathered to meet some of the local Menorcans. Presentations were made by the Mayor of St. Augustine, Nancy Shaver to the delegation and by Sr. Luis Alejandre-Sintes the leader of the delegation.

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L to R, Kimberly Marshall, Sr. Luis Alejandre-Sintes, Mayor Nancy Shaver, and St. Augustine Menorcan Cultural Society President Carol Lopez-Bradshaw             

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The delegation from Menorca and some local Menorcans