This is a sad tidbit. For the last several years, the Palapa Society has been sponsoring a fund raiser that involves teams of young kids painting 55 gallon barrels that are later sold as trash cans. This event has raised a considerable amount of money in the past and been a roaring good time. The painting happened in the main zocalo in front of the church and was normally very well attended and quite the scene. I have photos posted from previous years in earlier blog entries.
I hadn’t seen any publicity about the event so yesterday I called Erick Ochoa to ask what the situation was and he told me they were not going to be painting barrels this year. Why? Because they couldn’t obtain enough barrels to make it worthwhile. Wow!
Too late now, but someone out there must know how to get about 30 barrels for charity. Maybe next year.
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