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Devotion, fun and excitement fills the sheep pen on the day of its patron (09/09/2011)

The hamlet of La Majada yesterday enjoyed a day of their patroness, the Immaculate Conception, thanks to the many activities planned for the occasion.

The day started with a water festival in which both young and old, enjoyed a big cooling each other.

After the game, attendees tasted a sardine barbecues accompanied by boiled potatoes with garlic.

In the afternoon, there was the Mass in honor of the Immaculate which was officiated by Julio Romero, parish priest of San Andres and San Antonio, in the chapel of the sheep pen which had been decorated with great skill florally for the occasion.

The Mass was attended by the Mayor of Mazarrón, Ginés Campillo, the Councillor for Agriculture and Rural Development, Magdalena Mendez, the Councillor for Social Policy, Health and Equality, María Martínez, Councillor for Urban Public Services Management, Juan Miguel Muñoz, and the village headman of the village, Sergio Martinez.

After the Mass, the image of the Virgin in procession walked the main streets and roads of the hamlet amid cheers and chants of the faithful of the neighbors, who managed to thrill those present during the tour to drum band opened the Virgin of Sorrows Puerto de Mazarrón.

Once the Immaculate returned to the chapel was raised at the gates of the temple where he could be visited by citizens during the rest of the day.

And of devotion and emotion, fun was also present during the night.

She contributed the lively and amusing personal anecdotes sprinkled proclamation of Juan Méndez Martínez, better known as John "The Zabala" or "Johnny's Rock."

The preacher reminded his years in the parish as a child, student or even an altar boy, but above all as Mazarron.

"The Zabala" also recalled the holidays for 45 years and is, in his words, "I've been very happy in the years I've lived in the sheep pen."

Also elected during the night Miss Majada, which this year is Eva Gonzalez, Mister Majada, Pedro Gonzalez, the queen of the Third Age, Ana Izquierdo, Miss Congeniality, Blake Smith, Mister Mort (king of the costumes), Andrew David Martinez, Miss Wet T, Mari Carmen Marin and Mr. T Wet, Andrés Manuel Méndez.

The night ended with a costume contest in which they demonstrated the ingenuity of the inhabitants of La Majada to become Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs, Roman characters, pans of fried eggs or even the protagonist of the series "Red Eagle" who even passes over the roofs of the hamlet.

Today the festivities continue from 10 pm with the group's performance in Seville Morata and crew of the nearby town Lorca.

At midnight there will be a tender crumb and will also ruleras mobile disco for dancing until dawn.

On Saturday 10 were carried out, starting at 6 pm, the release of a piglet to be for anyone who captures him.

Half an hour later, if the animal has been caught, there will be indigenous games.

The commission has prepared festivals with great enthusiasm this activity because games will be "unprecedented" that are sure to entertain young and old.

At 9 pm there is a call for tenders of pastries and regional dishes that will be the prelude to a great evening that will feature performances of a full orchestra and classical holding a piñata in which hundreds of gifts were distributed among participants .

Sunday 11 is the last day of the festivities and there will be activities from first hour.

At 10 am there will be entertainment for children such as clowns and various games and an hour later there will be a concentration of bicycle travel through the landscapes of this area.

There will be snacks for those who are encouraged to participate in this cycle route and giant paella for all beginning at 2 pm.

At 4, there developed a competition run films in both motorcycle and bicycle as one of the 5 pets with attractive prizes for participants.

At 8 pm, the cozy theater from the fold, one of the jewels of the city, will host a fun play.

At night, from the 10, will be the performance by singer Tania Mazarron, who will play Spanish music themes and some current songs by artists such as Malu or La Quinta Estación.

After this performance there will be a humorous monologue by a comedian of "Comedy Club".

The laughter will give way to the awards and trophies from contests and competitions, and also the election of Miss and Mister Guest.

The festivities will close at midnight with the distribution of fritters and chocolate in the audience and a firework display.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón

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