Rafael Cruz to speak at meeting
Rafael Cruz, father of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, will speak at the Nov. 6 meeting of the Republican Women of Yoakum at the Yoakum Community Center.
Each year, in conjunction with Constitution Day in September, Republican Women of Yoakum sponsor a Constitution Essay Contest for all seniors in Lavaca and DeWitt counties. The grand prize winner receives a $1,000 scholarship. The RWOY invites the seniors, teachers, administration, parents and an inspirational authority on the Constitution to speak and present the awards.
Cruz is a powerful example of the American Dream. Born in Cuba, he lived and suffered under a cruel, oppressive dictator. He began fighting the Communist Batista's regime as a teenager and was imprisoned and tortured simply because he wanted to be free. He came to America in 1957 with nothing but the clothes on his back and $100 sewn into his underwear.
The public is invited to hear his inspiring story. The meeting is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Yoakum Community Center, 105 Huck St. Lunch is served with freewill donation appreciated. For more information or to RSVP for groups, please call 361-594-4258 or 361-798- 3900.