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Palomino Fest draws record crowd, presents $25,000 check to SWTJC

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Uvalde, TX – Organizers say upwards of 21,000 people attend the 2017 Palomino Fest Labor Day Weekend Celebration held last weekend (Aug. 31 - Sept. 3) at the Uvalde County Fairplex.

Festival founders, the Arreola brothers presented a $25,000 check to college president Dr. Hector Gonzales to help fund the Los Palominos scholarship at SWTJC.

Wade Carpenter, festival coordinator recognized the volunteers and partners who helped with this year's festival.

“It takes many volunteers and partnerships to produce an event of this magnitude,” said Carpenter. “It was a successful event and we are already working on plans for 2018.”

In addition, Carpenter offers special thanks to the County of Uvalde, the Uvalde Chamber of Commerce, the Uvalde Convention and Visitor's Bureau and all the local businesses that supported the 2017 festival.

Palomino Fest has donated approximately $225,000 to SWTJC.