2007 Festa

We are honored to have this opportunity to serve the Portuguese and San Diego Communities as the United Portuguese SES Festa Presidents for 2007. This is an exciting time for our family and we invite everyone to participate in this time-honored event and celebrate with us. We have an array of special events leading up to the Festa Parade and hope you can attend!

Please save the dates for these upcoming fundraisers! If you have any questions, donations or need tickets please contact the chairpersons listed. Thank you for your continued support of the Festa do Espirito Santo.


2007 Festa President's Message

Jose and I are honored to serve as Festa Presidents for 2007. We are so proud to be a part of this wonderful 97 year old tradition. With great pride we dedicate this years Festa in loving memory of our parents George and Jean Souza. Over the years our family has taken pride in hosting several Festa's, going all the way back to 1950, when our Aunt Mary and Uncle Manuel Luz served as Festa presidents. Our deep devotion to the Holy Spirit continued with my Uncle Frank and Aunt Florinda Souza in 1980, and in 1984 cousin's Ralph and Janene Feliciano also continued this great tradition. Now as Festa presidents we have the opportunity to pass this tradition on to our children. Our youngest daughter Danielle is so honored to be the 2007 Festa queen. She has participated in the Festa since she was two years old. After we were announced as Festa presidents for 2007, Danielle said "My prayers have been answered." With great pride our family is looking forward to serving our Portuguese community. We are very grateful to all the wonderful people who continue to support this great Portuguese tradition and look forward to working with them.

Please join us in our upcoming event starting on October 13 2006, with the 9th annual "Splendor in the Grass Golf tournament " Our Festa this year will be May 25 thru the 27th. May the Holy Spirit continue to Bless you and your families.

Sincerely, Jose and Maria Drummond

Festa Presidents 2007


Message from Queen Danielle

I'm so honored to be representing Queen Isabel in this years 2007 Festa do Espirito Santo. This is truly a dream come true for me. Since I was young I have participated in the parade and always felt proud of my Portuguese heritage. Over the years I learned more about my religion and my Portuguese heritage. My dream is to one day visit Portugal. Being a part of the Festa taught me how the community comes together. Without this wonderful community this 97 year old tradition would not be held.

When I was 12 years old, I was a weekly queen and I remember the feeling I had when I was blessed by the Holy Spirit. I truly believe the Holy Spirit has guided me and will continue to. As you know this Festa is in memory of my grandparents, I know they are spiritually here and are beaming with pride. I look forward to working with my family and the Portuguese community in making this years 2007 festa a big success. May the Holy Spirit bless you.


Danielle Renee Drummond

Festa Queen 2007