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Rafael Cruz to speak at meeting

Oct. 25, 2013 at 5:25 a.m.

Rafael Cruz, father of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, will speak at the November Republican Women of Yoakum 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.



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