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Fiestas de Taos opens with a party and royalty introductions


The annual Kick-off Party for the Fiestas de Santiago y Santa Ana took place Wednesday (July 19) at the Sagebrush Inn Convention Center.

During the event, hosted by Fiesta Council Vice-president Don Francisco Trujillo, attendees were treated to a buffet dinner, a raffle and had change to meet this year's Reina de Taos Savannah Renee Rose Mary Romero and her court, Princesas Ariana Baca, Mariana Jimenez-Gonzales, and Gabriela Pérez.

Outgoing Reina Marissa Vigil also addressed the gathering, expressing her gratitude for being chosen for her 2016-17 reign. The event was presented by the Town of Taos, Taos County Chamber of Commerce and the Fiesta Council.

For more on this year's fiestas, check out the special section inside this week's Tempo magazine, inside The Taos News on sale now.