20-Year Certificate Presentations
Five of our Booths have participated in all 20 of our International Food and Music Festivals (including the upcoming 20th Festival). Of special note is that each of these booths participated in the very challenging 18th Festival held on Sept. 26, 2020 (as a drive-through complying with pandemic rules). These 5 Booths were honored at various Masses on Sept. 10 & 11, 2022 with the presentation of certificates acknowledging their outstanding service to St. Eugene Catholic Church.
Chuck McLaughlin, the Grand Knight of the parish Knights of Columbus council, accepted the certificate from Fr. Archie on behalf of all the Knights who have worked the American Booth over the past two decades.
Dominican Republic Booth
Accepting the certificate from Fr. Archie on behalf of the Dominican Republic Booth were the booth leaders since 2003, from left to right in the last photograph, Belkis Ramirez [2014–2022], Zoila De la Cruz [2003–2010], (Fr. Archie,) Ruthie Margarin  and Nieves Garcias [2011–2012]. Not in the picture are other contributors: Antonio Batista, Esmeralda Batista, Esmir Batista, Estrella Batista, Yolanda Carrasco, Altagracia Collado, Jessica Collado, Maria Milagros Collado, Jossi De la Cruz, Gladys Espinosa, Elizabeth Estrella, Ramon García, Rosanna Gomez, Miropia Gonzalez, Antonia Rodriguez, Antonia Rodríguez (Nana), Cindy Rodriguez, Dora Rodriguez, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Xiomara Rodriguez, Ingrid Taveras y madre, and Noemí Valdez.
Accepting the certificate from Fr. Archie on behalf of Scouts who have worked the Drinks Booth over the past two decades were, from left to right in the last photograph, Gene Zack, (Fr. Archie,) Joshua Clark and Gavin Morgan.
Accepting the certificate from Fr. Archie on behalf of the Filipino Booth were, from left to right in the last photograph, Carlito Agner, Vicky Pabillano, Marissa Lim, Mimi Haines, (Fr. Archie,) Ronald Salcedo, Malou Salcedo, Josie Abarquez, Babylyn Agner, Doris Bates and Mercy Hoffmann. Not in the picture are former food booth leader Aurora Sprague, and members Dan Riley, Aurora Riley and Ely Lim.
Accepting the certificate on behalf of the Mexican Booth were, from left to right in the last photograph, Lorenzo Hernandez, Maria Chavez, Marcelina Hernandez, (Fr. Archie,) Gina Ramirez, Lorene Cira and Luis Felipe. Not in the picture are José Contreras, Eva Contreras, Yiselle Contreras, Ramiro Olvera, Yolanda Nabor and Sergio Reyes.