(956) 727-0977 heritage@webbheritage.org

Celebrating the 263rd 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 19, 2018 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 some of the historic construction businesses of Laredo. The Foundation will also inaugurate this year’s President of the Republic of the Rio Grande. For his personal commitment to serving and growing the building industry in the region, the Foundation has selected Ike Epstein as President of the Republic of the Rio Grande. He will be inaugurated at the Founders’ Day luncheon and present his cabinet that day. The celebration will include a special recognition of some of Laredo’s most historic businesses in the building industry.

All Laredoans, current and former, whether from original families or as newcomers, as well as all friends and neighbors are invited to this celebration.

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.

Complimentary 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.  To reserve tables of 10, please stop by the WCHF office Mondays – Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available.