Special to the Laredo Sun
The Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association™ (WBCA™) together with Macy’s and Sames KIA will showcase some of Laredo’s talented dance teams, cheerleaders and vocal artists. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to two deserving seniors, courtesy of Macy’s. Sames KIA will donate $500 to three lucky participating teams through a drawing. Event is open to the public and will take place on Feb. 7 at the L.I.S.D. Civic Center.
Founded in 1898, the Washington’s Birthday Celebration is the largest Celebration of its kind in the United States. The month-long Celebration includes parades, a carnival, an air show, fireworks, live concerts, a Jalapeño Festival and many other fun and exciting events for every member of the family. Combined, WBCATMevents attract nearly 500,000 residents and visitors, and yearly contributes an estimated $14 million to the local economy.
The 118th Washington’s Birthday Celebration will take place January 22 – February 23, 2015.