2020 Festa Presidents Brian & Deborah Dutra
Deborah and I and our family are so honored and humbled to be hosting the 110th Festa do Divino Espírito Santo. We know that we only play a small part in this beautiful event and that without the continuous support of our community our Festa would not be possible. We are very excited to meet and work with so many volunteers and familiar faces and we offer the Festa to all the volunteers that make this all happen.
Deborah and I grew up participating in the Festa and have so many fond memories. It has been important for us to carry our traditions, heritage and faith to the Holy Spirit down to our children; teaching them the values of our forefathers. Through the years I have been very involved with the UPSES Inc. and Festa as a Board of Director or volunteer. For thirteen years I made all the signs, vara poles, decorated the Capella and hall and worked with so many wonderful volunteers and Festa presidents; friendships that I will always cherish. I knew when our daughter was born that we would be Festa Presidents one day. Even though it wasn’t planned for this year, something just felt right and that it was time.
Since accepting the Festa, we have received so much overwhelming support from the community and are truly grateful. We hope we can only honor Queen Saint Isabel, The Holy Spirit and our Portuguese Community with a beautiful Festa. We look forward to seeing all of you over this next year making new memories, friendships and having a successful 110th Festa do Espírito Santo.