(956) 727-0977 heritage@webbheritage.org

Celebrating the 260th anniversary of Laredo’s founding, the Webb County Heritage Foundation will host a Founders’ Day luncheon honoring the descendants of founder, Don Tomás Sánchez and all the founding families of this historic community on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 12 noon at the Laredo Center for the Arts in Laredo. The event is open to the public and all descendants of founding families as well as all friends of preservation are cordially invited to attend.
This year, the Foundation will pay special tribute to the early ranching families of the region. In keeping with this theme, the luncheon will feature a more “cowboy casual” atmosphere, complete with a delicious chuck-wagon banquet by Chef Pete Mims.
The Foundation will also honor this year’s Co-Presidents of the Republic of the Rio Grande, Betty and Oscar Moreno, for their personal commitment to ranching heritage. They will be inaugurated at the Founders’ Day luncheon and present their cabinet that day.
In addition, the annual presentation of Heritage Awards will honor those individuals and organizations that have shown outstanding commitment to preserving our community’s history and heritage. The program also includes the annual membership meeting of the WCHF.
All Laredoans, current and former, whether from original families or as newcomers, as well as all friends and neighbors are invited to this celebration.
Valet parking will be available outside the Laredo Center for the Arts at 500 San Agustín Avenue.
Tickets for the luncheon can be obtained by calling the Foundation office at (956) 727-0977 or by email at heritage@webbheritage.org. For sponsorship opportunities, or to reserve tables of 10, please stop by the WCHF office Mondays – Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.