Friends, neighbors of Zarcilla de Ramos, good evening and happy holidays.
Summer is coming to an end, and the latest hot arise across geography lorquina festivals full of charm and appeal to all friends and neighbors.
Today we inaugurate the latter from the Palm Zarcilla that, by tradition and charm, for me the best.
Could not be otherwise be held in a place as lovely as this.
And that is not a hamlet Zarcilla more of the many that make up Lorca.
There are many things that make this land is special, as, without going any further, its scope, since of all the provincial Lorca is the most extensive.
The character of its neighbors, people like you to always be glad and enjoy your company.
And, of course, the long history of earrings, a history that goes back to the Paleolithic, as well demonstrated by the remains found near the river Turrilla, and that extends all existing historical periods, across from the culture of Argar Roman rule, the Muslim period, the Middle Ages and the modern, up to now and what is now the tendrils.
All these centuries of history have finished forging a lovely place to live, what is your parish today.
Therefore, for all that the Zarcilla is and all that this festival is, I have to heartily thank the neighbors you have thought of me to face the always exciting work to make the opening speech for the holidays.
To believe that I am the right person to accompany you tonight, and let me share with you my memories and my admiration for this country, is something that fills me with pride and I can never thank you enough.
Because I love the earrings, I have to admit.
From a very young age I had the good fortune to spend many days in this enchanting corner of Lorca.
I do not remember a summer that has not enjoyed these streets and these fields.
So, when I remember the best days of my childhood, always appears as the Zarcilla stage, where he had everything a kid needs to enjoy sunrise to sunset.
I remember the playground, which many of you shared with us today accompanied them here.
I remember swimming in the fish that lasted until we wrinkled fingers and put us purple lips.
Memories football matches in the era, which ended just as he had long ago reached and we could not even see the ball.
Enjoyed at that time the tendrils, and continues to enjoy today, lovely places that were the delight of the ever restless children, who enjoyed visiting the river Turrilla the Luchena, the corner of Carranza and many other places that we moved constantly creating adventures that enjoy each new day.
But today, for obvious reasons, I come to remember those parties of yesteryear, full of charm and good times.
At that time was living the 3R's the place that housed most of the festivities, and you are always plentiful food and drink.
He also stated at that time the summer movies, which always brought the most attractive films with which we enjoyed the cool of the evening, in an activity that perhaps we should recover.
And, of course, I remember the neighbors who were motor of the celebrations and were always organizing and looking to surprise us with each new edition of this celebration.
So I want to remember friends who, unfortunately, no longer among us as Michael and Angelina, Mariquilla or Paco, always with his accordion.
And I also want to talk about other people who are part of the history of the earrings and we are still blessed with his presence, as The Guardian, Casicas Augustine and many others whom we owe all that we can always count on your efforts and dedication that the holidays are getting better, but still maintain the charm from long tradition.
But is that a place like Zarcilla could not expect less than a great holiday.
Because I never tire of saying, I think the Zarcilla is one of the best places in the vast district of Lorca.
But there are many things to improve even in this place, for the Zarcilla is increasingly a more and more attractive for the neighbors you can enjoy new infrastructure that will help you make everything a little easier.
I have to allow that, as Councilman, make a brief review of some of the actions from the government team have undertaken in recent months and which I believe are essential for people who want to be getting better.
In this sense, and because I play, I have to speak first of the major improvements made in the football field, and include clothing and bleachers, which will improve the amenities the facility offers.
But no less important is the construction of the emergency center will increase the security of all citizens, providing an infrastructure to house municipal staff of emergency service, local police, a checkpoint forest land and even a heliport that will allow the arrival of helicopters.
I have to also include other actions such as expanding local social, mating of the sports the school or the expansion of street lighting and the ring.
All these works are necessary and I can assure you they will not be an oasis on the road, but the improvements will keep coming to this hamlet ours.
Because that is the commitment of the government team and we will comply.
The night progresses, and parties are beginning to peek through the streets.
But there are still many things I would say.
However, I do not want to abuse your trust, because I imagine that you, as happens to me, you are wanting and we begin to celebrate.
But I can not leave of you without remembering that, for me, is the most beautiful of these festivals are now beginning.
This time, as you can imagine, is the procession in which the Virgin of Mercy, Mistress and Mother, through the streets of the Zarcilla accompanied by the feelings of men and women, on this beautiful floral rug, born from the expertise and of patients zarcilleras hands of women.
I have to remember that feeling that arises in our hearts as we contemplate the Virgin out of the church.
In addition, this year will be the procession and this output more beautiful than ever, as we release the settlement of the church and will accompany the new Bishop of the Diocese of Cartagena, who will proceed to the inauguration.
Will therefore be a unique opportunity to enjoy these events so emotional and always remember as the best among all the parties we offer.
But until this exciting time comes, we must enjoy this festival and all the excellent program of events offers.
For that reason, I do not think I abuse your trust and I must conclude and this proclamation.
But I can not say goodbye without thanking you again that you have trusted me to make this work and allow me to be the first to shout:
VIVA LA VIRGEN DE LA PIEDAD!
RAMOS ZARCILLO VIVA!
Thank you very much and unforgettable holiday.
Source: Paco Montiel