Huercal-Overa has something to celebrate

AWARD WINNERS: Huercal-Overa thanked all those who have done so much for others Photo credit: Huercal-Overa town hall

HUERCAL-OVERA celebrated the 354th anniversary of the town’s founding on March 3 in 1668.

The municipality split from Lorca (Murcia) and became independent on this day, the town hall reminded those present during an institutional event.

This was attended by local, provincial and regional dignitaries including the mayor and councillors from the neighbouring municipality of Puerto Lumbreras (Murcia).

Huercal-Overa celebrated its anniversary by presenting the municipality’s Honorable Mention to several collectives, beginning with the Diputacion provincial council’s Proteccion Civil group.

“Throughout the pandemic, volunteers carried out a vital role in the weekly open-air markets, overseeing health and safety regulations,” declared Huercal-Overa’s mayor Domingo Fernandez.

There was another Honorable Mention for the Little Sisters of the Assumption who arrived in Huercal-overa in 1975 and were commended for working with Caritas to assist immigrants and those in need.

Next in line was the North Almeria’s Health district whose professionals had risked their lives and those of their families as they fought the pandemic.

The final award went to the Little Sister of the Abandoned Elderly whose non-profitmaking residence provides shelter and care for disadvantaged older residents.

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]