First reel wedding held at The Rialto
by Celia Ruiz
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Buenos dias!

Three Rivers continues to make history! Last week the new junior/ senior high school was officially used on the first day of the new school year.

This week another historical event occurred at the Rialto!

Virginia Herring, owner of the Rialto has worked hard to bring us the most up-to-date movies now that it is all digital, and she is indeed doing a good job and deserves to be recognized. When she attended the “Big Screen Achievements Awards” in Las Vegas, Mike Hurley, her “booker” (who helps Virginia to get movies) introduced her to Phillip Turner (who lives in Landon) and is the Editor of “Screen Trade Magazine!”

She was told that she was to be interviewed by Mike Hurley, who writes for this fabulous magazine, and the interview has now been done! This is a historical event, in my opinion, and even though I have a copy of this fantastic interview, I cannot share it until it goes into print! ….Once, it is done, I am sure that Matt Naber, The Progress editor, will want to do a feature follow-up story!

The other historical event at the Rialto occurred on Saturday, Sept. 7. We were invited to the first wedding at The Rialto!

My co-worker Kenneth (Linda) Mendoza’s son Santos and his bride Madeline “Madi” were married in a beautiful civil ceremony at the Rialto. At 5 p.m. there was a film presentation as all the wedding guests enjoyed viewing photos of both the bride and groom from their childhood, to their high school graduation at A.C Jones High School in Beeville and then college photos of both of them and their courtship.

Then there was a “silent movie” of a couple “falling in love!” The music was just as outstanding prior to the wedding ceremony.

After the wedding ceremony, we walked over to the Gurwitz Center for the wedding reception, dinner and dance.

Again, the Rialto movie theme was followed as we were treated to snacks usually sold at the movies… M&Ms, popcorn, candy bars, pickles and drinks! All the tables and chairs were covered with black and red linens, and the table center pieces were “floating candles” with the vases adorned with “film reels” inside the water.

Even one of the wedding cakes was decorated like a Cinema film projector!

The dinner reception again centered on the movie scene with delicious hotdogs that you could prepare with any topping that you wanted and an order of nachos!

Santos and his beautiful bride danced their “first dance”, and then they were joined by their family and all their friends. They will truly have wonderful memories of their “Rialto wedding”, and we will share in these historical events with them and Virginia Herring!

Plans continue for the best beef barbecue with all the trimmings slated for Oct. 6 at Sacred Heart. This is our annual event and so much goes into the preparation for its success.

Raffle tickets are now being sold for 39 great prizes with the first prize of a $2,000 Visa card.

There will be children’s games, country store, silent auction, live auction and monetary Bingo.

It is always a great family environment as we get to see many of our friends that come to support our cause.

So, mark your calendar for Sept. 17th and invite a friend!

We take pride in making the best barbecue! See you there!

The 12th anniversary of 9-11 is today (Wednesday). I can still remember that I was going to work with Dr. Damaraju in George West when the first plane stuck the Twin Towers at 8:45 a.m. and later the highjackers crashed another plane at the Pentagon.

People refer to it as “sacred ground” for the 3,000 victims that died that day, and reconstruction of the World Trade Center continues at this time.

Our prayers continue for all those affected by this tragedy.

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