Library Breaks Ground, Valley Interfaith Celebrates Win

Valley Interfaith celebrated the construction of a new library they had fought for, marking the first time in 20 years that “we feel, as citizens, as a community that we belong to the City of Pharr…it is an historic day.”  The library is the result of a protracted fight between Valley Interfaith leaders and the City of Pharr; the fight included success in signing up and turning out more than 1,000 new voters from Las Milpas.

In photo, Catholic Bishop Daniel Flores and other Valley Interfaith clergy break ground with children from nearby Carmen Anaya Elementary.

[Photo Credit: Rio Grande Guardian]

Anaya: Finally, Las Milpas Residents Feel Part of Pharr, Rio Grande Guardian [pdf]

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