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Laredo, TX – The Webb County Heritage Foundation will host an opening reception for the exhibit of entries in the “Historic Laredo” Photo Competition on Thursday, December 4 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Villa Antigua Border Heritage Museum, 810 Zaragoza St. The public is invited to view all the competition entries which will be on exhibit through mid-January. The 2015 Historic Laredo calendar will be unveiled that evening and be available for sale to the public.

The Webb County Heritage Foundation wishes to acknowledge the work of all the talented photographers who participated in this competition. Mr. Luis A. Ramirez’ photo of the “Clock and Gears at San Agustín Cathedral” was selected as the First Place winner. Ms. Adriana Aun’s photograph of historic buildings at 1620 Iturbide St. won Second Place. “Each year, the photos submitted for this competition are brilliant reminders of the distinct historical elements and architectural character of our community,” said Margarita Araiza, Executive Director. “What a great way to mark the holidays with this gift of local history.”

Photos selected for the calendar were chosen among entries submitted to the Foundation’s Historic Laredo Photo Competition conducted last summer. The Photo Competition was designed to foster a greater appreciation of the region’s historic architecture, significant landmarks, and other notable historical features. In addition, the calendar features some of the important dates in Laredo’s history which serve as a convenient educational tool.

For more information, please contact the Webb County Heritage Foundation at (956) 727-0977.