Calexico residents enjoy an evening of love songs during ‘Noche Romantica’

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(L-R) Laurita Sanchez, Maria Elena Suarez
(L-R) Laurita Sanchez, Maria Elena Suarez, Tony Navarro and Paty Hurtado pose Friday during the Noches Romanticas at the Calexico Community Center.

CALEXICO – Love was in the air as guests enjoyed a romantic evening Friday sponsored by Calexico’s Recreations Department at the Calexico Community Center.

The free event attracted a large crowd of residents who took the opportunity to relax and enjoy the company of family and friends. Slow music and dimmed lights set the ambiance for an evening of romance and relaxation.

“It’s nice to relax after a long day at work with events like this one. I met up with a few friends here and we are enjoying ourselves,” said Ana Madrigal, a Calexico resident.

Both couples and singles from different age groups filled the dance floor as the night progressed.

“I’m single and ready to mingle,” said Maria Torrez, another Calexico resident. “I am very appreciative that events like these are organized. This gives single men and women the opportunity to meet up, and who knows, maybe even have a love connection.”

Tony Navarro, a musician from Calexico, set the mood as he sang classical and romantic songs.

Laurita Sanchez, Maria Elena Suarez and Paty Hurtado also attended the event, and all remarked that they were having a fabulous time. They also took the opportunity to take several pictures with the, oh-so- romantic Tony Navarro.