2004 Festa

President's Message

John and I take great pride in serving the Portuguese community as Festa Presidents for the year 2004. It is with honor and pleasure that our family is of Portuguese decent and that we have the opportunity to pass on the traditions to our children.

In 1967 my family and I moved here from Cape Town, South Africa. We had just missed Festa by a couple of weeks. In 1968, our family first experienced the Festa. I have such wonderful memories. They include many years of walking in the parade, watching my great-aunt cook in the kitchen and to serving "sopas" in the hall. Some of my fondest memories are watching plays at the hall and singing to the music played by the Point Loma Strings. To this day, being at the hall brings a smile to my face as I remember the functions that brought my family and friends together; for that I am forever grateful.

A love for the Portuguese heritage and traditions is why there are so many beautiful people that come together year after year, to help with the Festa.

It is our hope that our children, Jared and Taya have come to understand there Portuguese heritage and in some way it will help them in their journey of life.

Our children are very different people. Taya wants to be a Jockey, it's a hard industry to get into, but with her Portuguese determination she has a good chance. Our son Jared is our dreamer, he wants to be a golfer, snowboarder or possibly a traveler. Who knows, with Faith and the Holy Spirit it all might come true!

It is with Faith and Prayer that we are able to do this. We are very grateful to our family, friends and community for their love and support this past year. Our Festa this year will be May 28 thru the 30th.

John & Dorothy Scott

2004 Festa Presidents