Historic Harlingen photo exhibit goes on display

HARLINGEN — If one parade is good, 40 or more is even better.

Historic photos of Har-lingen parades is a new exhibit opening to the public Thursday at the D’Arte Centre Gallery.

Some of the 75 photos, which span the years from the 1920s through the 1990s, have not been on public display previously.

“They’re very different parades,” Downtown Manager Cheryl LaBerge said yesterday. “One was called the Fiesta Teresa and there’s something called the Life Begins at 40 Golf Tournament Parade that they used to have.

“For many years there was something called the Valley Mid-Winter Fair and they had a parade,” she added, “Those are a lot of the early ones. And then of course we have the Christmas, and Fourth of July parades.”

The “Good Morning Downtown” event is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the gallery at 115 E. Jackson St. The exhibit runs until June 4 at gallery, which is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Entry to the exhibit is free.

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