Early Morning Set-up: ACE at the 1st Annual Salinas Founder’s Day

First images coming in: these are of our early morning set-up. The deejay was already playing tunes, so everyone’s spirits were up. During the process, we received a surprise donation from Trish Sullivan of Destination Salinas: an Asian Archway! We immediately set it up, and it was a great addition to our pop-up!

Just one of many boxes we brought in:
Box of stuff JVengua

I also put out our short Wish List for 2015 (we’ve got more than 2 wishes, but I thought it would be good to start with these two).

Wishlist Salinas Founders Day 2015 JVengua

Trish Sullivan directs the construction of the gate, with help from the guys in the next booth.
Trish Sullivan putting together the Gate

Henry Gong and Richard Villegas complete the construction.
Henry and Richard Construct the Gate Founders Day Salinas 2015 JVengua

Trish Sullivan standing under the Gate.
Trish Sullivan

Before the ceremonies begin, I walk over to the historic train station, and discover this literary marker, mentioning authors John Steinbeck (Grapes of Wrath) and Carlos Bulosan (America is in the Heart). I remember reading Bulosan’s book review of Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath in a Filipino newspaper published in the late 1930s. I think he’d be happy to know that this marker at the Salinas Train Station remembers both of them.

Train Station Literary Marker JVengua photo 2015


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