WOW! What a crowd at the Whitehead Memorial Museum 1308 S. Main Street. Delicious food, great music, perfect weather what more could you ask for. They started serving at 6 p.m. A plate full of jambalaya, crawfish, catfish, hush puppies, corn on the cob and more. For dessert, I had chocolate cake.
While speaking to the Director of the Whitehead Memorial Museum, Mr. Mike Diaz, he stated that the museum had lost some of its funding and this event would be used towards the operation the museum. Mr. Diaz said he was hoping for a great turnout and believe me, that is what it was. I had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Ramirez and he said that the food was delicious even though the music was different from what he normally listened to but was good to hear Cajun music. I also spoke to Mrs. Hurley and told her that if she needed any help to finish her food just call my name. I also spoke with several couples from Laughlin Air Force Base and they said it was really a great time to spend with friends and eat good they don’t eat every day and the music was different but they said they were enjoying it. I also had a chance to visit with Mr. Javier Martinez and when I asked him about the food he said he just couldn’t get enough of it. It was delicious and if anyone knows about good food it would be Mr. Martinez. Remember that it is an annual event. I have heard people say that there is nothing to do in Del Rio but I will tell you, if you contact the museum, they will tell you of all of the upcoming events also you can contact the Del Rio Chamber of Commerce or the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and they will be only too happy to tell you about upcoming events. There is always something to do or see in this beautiful City of Del Rio, TX. As for the Cajun Fest, a good time was had by everyone in attendance.
Good Cajun music was provided by a band out of San Antonio, TX. The very best of Cajun food, all the trimmings and a chance to sit in the shade and talk to all your friends and neighbors was there, a fun time was had by all, if you missed it, shame on you.
At one time the serving line was all the way outside of the museum and down South Main St. but there was enough food for everyone and was worth the wait.
My friends, if you have not visited the Whitehead Memorial Museum, let me encourage you to do so, it will be enjoyed by the whole family and you can learn a lot about the history of Del Rio and Val Verde County. The display they have on the flood of ’98 is something to see.
Congratulations to Mr. Mike Diaz and the staff for a job well done. Also would like to thank KWMC 1490AM radio station for covering the event.
For more information, please call (830) 774-7668.
By Freddie McDonald