HARLINGEN — Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Juan and Connie Salas were inducted into the 2016 RGV Walk of Fame for their contributions to the Harlingen community.
The event took place Thursday evening at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo.
Juan Salas Connie Salas are husband and wife. They graduated in 1956, were married in 1957 and left Harlingen to reside in Chicago for 43 years. They returned to Harlingen after their retirement in 1999 and since then, they have served their community by helping various civic organizations, especially Harlingen Proud where they work closely to beautify and clean many areas in the city.
The Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce nominated Juan and Connie Salas for the Walk of Fame earlier this year. “Because a community is only as strong as the people who support and stand by their city, congratulations Juan and Connie Salas for your continued support of the city of Harlingen,” said Vanessa Camacho, vice president of the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce.
They have been recognized by the Harlingen Chamber and were awarded the Heritage Award during the annual awards banquet in November 2015. Juan and Connie Salas are members of the Harlingen Rotary Club and were recognized in the 2015 Rotary Club Walk of Fame Induction. They volunteer many hours into community events and projects, specifically the 16 de Septiembre and Cinco de Mayo events for the city of Harlingen.
Salas’ message to their community — “We are truly blessed. We ask that we work and respect each other, giving your best by making a difference for future generations, our hometown, our Harlingen. Together we can make a difference.”