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Los Mercados Delivers Season-Long Fundraising Efforts to Local Library

Published May 29, 2012, 4:05pm -

Peter van der Voort of Los Mercados presents the check to Los Mangos Board President, Ana Maria Platas.  Other board members include (L-R) Irene P. Johnson, Carl E. Johnson and Director, Adriana Garcia, surrounded by Los Mercados staff.

Los Mercados, a popular shopping plaza in Colonia Emiliano Zapata recently announced the results of their season-long fundraising drive in support of Los Mangos Library. For the six month drive, patrons of the shops at Los Mercados raised an astounding $54,300 pesos.

Starting November 1, 2011 and continuing through the end of April, 2012, each store at Los Mercados donated 10% of its sales on a certain day of the week to support the Los Mangos Library.  “There are so many great charities in Puerto Vallarta that having to select just one was difficult, remarked Peter van der Voort of Los Mercados. “Nina, Béatrice and I decided that Los Mangos was the perfect exclusive fundraising partner for us this season because this much-more-than-just-a library institution truly offers something for people of all ages and across all cultures. This is a one-of-a-kind treasure of Puerto Vallarta. Today we are very happy to present this check to Ana María and the wonderful and dedicated Board Members of Los Mangos Library.” “We are thrilled by the support of the shops at Los Mercados and from their clients,” added Ana María Platas, the Library's recently-elected President of the Board.

One of the best cultural resources in Puerto Vallarta, the Biblioteca Los Mangos (Los Mangos Library,) is located on Francisco Villa Avenue not far from Costco.  The library is open to the public and has a large selection of books in Spanish and in English.  The library also offers an extensive list of courses including ballet, piano, and painting at very reasonable prices.  The best way to find out what is being offered is to visit the library.   At the main entrance is a bulletin board with postings for all of the courses and activities.  Also, many of the library’s events, classes, and cultural activities are listed on the library’s informational blog.

Los Mercados is a little plaza located in Puerto Vallarta’s Emiliano Zapata neighborhood on Aquiles Serdan 265, offering a variety of shops to the local community; from fresh produce and wines and spirits to a delicatessen and café, along with family fun while you paint your own ceramics, or to enjoy andwich, a coffee and pastry, even a glass of wine.

Source: Patrick Harrison

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