Calpe comes back to life

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Calpe comes back to life
ASSOCIATIONS FAIR: Giving visibility to Calpe’s groups and collectives Photo credit: Calpe town hall

THIRTY-EIGHT local groups and collectives took part in the first edition of Calpe’s Feria de las Asociaciones (Associations Fair).

Announcing the fair beforehand, Calpe mayor Ana Sala explained that the town hall wished both to give visibility to the town’s groups and enable them to make themselves known to the local population.

The event included a Food Trucks zone with live music from rock groups, the Ramonets and the Liverpool Band. Other attractions included a zip-line,climbing wall and rowing simulator.

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“We have suffered a great deal over the last 18 months and little by little we are trying to restore Calpe’s social activities,” Sala Said.  “We want to give the municipality its life back.”

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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