On the afternoon of Saturday, 2 February, the Grouping Fallas by the Sea held in the Palau de la Música of Valencia, the Exaltation of their Falleras Mayores (2019. The 46 committees that make up the Grouping, gathered in the iconic Sala Iturbi to live this act so designated.
Came to the Exaltation Sandra Gómez, Councilor of the Socialist Group and the First Lieutenant of Mayor of the City of Valencia, José María Boy, International President of the UNESCO Route of the Silk road, Maria Jose Catalá, Mp and Spokesman for deputy in the Valencian parliament for the Popular Party, Lourdes Bernal, Councillor of the Popular Group in the City of Valencia, Pilar Bernabé, Secretary of the Festive Culture of the PSPV, Francisco Carles, President of the Board Most of the Semana Santa Marinera de Valencia, Pepe Garcia Bosch, Vice-president of Junta Central Fallera, John Bosco, Vice president of the Interagrupación de Fallas of Valencia, Delegates from the Sector and Vicente Izquierdo, President of Aisproyec, main sponsor of the Group, among others.
The President of the Grouping, Pepe Pastor, next to the Maintainer of the Act, Monica Palmer, were made the official receipt to the Falleras Mayores of the various committees of the Grouping.
Accompanied by their Presidents, the representatives of each commission had its moment of glory on stage, where they were received by President Pepe Pastor, and were, like the Presidents/is that what are for the first time in their respective Committees, both adults and children, the badge corresponding to an emotional event that is based more in the feeling fallas, in the sum of all of them.
A big event required a great Maintainer, and who better than Monica Palmer Basin, Fallera mayor Infantil of Valencia in 1982 and Fallera Major de Valencia 1992, a person who knows first-hand of the fallas festival, to devote a few words full of emotion and affection for girls and young ladies that in the present financial year, are living a dream fallero, to be the highest representatives of their respective commissions.
At the palace they were received, the Falleras Mayores of Valencia 2019, Sara Larrazábal and Marina Civera, which received the Insignia of Gold and Silver of the Grouping, respectively, imposed by the President, who also served as host to accompany at all times to our top representatives, as well as to their respective Courts of Honor.
The Exaltation was very special for two falleras components of the Court of Honor Child, Daniela Sanchis and Adriana John, being received with great affection by the components of Grouping, who wanted to be a great year representing our party. In addition, they received the well-deserved recognition with the silver insignia of the Grouping and a picture memorial.
In the Exaltation took place the Tribute to the Fallera Major de Valencia, Marina Civera Moreno, a member of the Commission clustered Falla Neighborhood of San Jose, in which it succeeded to surprise, with the great voice of Martha Company together to the choreography of the group of falleros and falleras directed by Julian Carabantes. After this, the words of Paula, sister of Marina, filling up with emotion and affection across the room.
He then took delivery of the VI Awards Pepe Chiral that are granted to those persons or entities that uphold the values valencian people, the culture, the language, and above all our fallas festival as it was Pepe Chiral, being the winners in this edition of Rafael Juan Juan, the Dance Group of the Falla Progress – Theater Navy and the Honorary Award to Marina Civera Moreno, who expressed their gratitude to the Presidents and Presidents-grant of the said Prize, recalling the memory of Pepe Chiral and directed to present a few words of thanks full of emotion and feeling fallas, next to the piece of jota valenciana's Dance Group.
then, took place the distribution of rewards from the pool, with the imposition of Badges of Silver to Joaquín Vicente Darder Garcerá, President of the Falla Avenida Blasco Ibáñez – Mestre Ripoll, Carlos Amores Barroso, Falla José Benliure – Theatre of the Navy and Antonio Miguel Barbera Grandson, of the Fallas of the San Rafael – Anton Martin and Father Luis Navarro – Back. The highest distinction of the Grouping, the Badge of Gold, was imposed to Vicente Bayarri Bellver, of the Falla of Barrack – Columbretes and José Ruiz Barea, the Falla Progrés – Theatre of the Navy, as well as to the Commissions Falla Maestro Valls – Marino Albesa and Fails Barrack – Journey Church of the Rosary, on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary.
By agreement of the Assembly of Presidents of the Grouping Fallas by the Sea, awarded with the occasion of its centenary, was awarded the Gold Badge of the Grouping to the Valencia Club of Soccer, picking up the box, a supporting Miguel Tendillo, a former player and Ambassador of the Valencia CF.
As a finishing touch to the evening, the President, Pepe Pastor, addressed a few words to all the Falleras Mayores and Presidents/is there present, and to the world fallas in general, wishing all to enjoy the stunning Fallas of 2019.
Closed the Act with the interpretation of our Anthem Regional.
Photos: Noli Garcia
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