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LA APARECIDA RESIDENTS SHOW SUPPORT FOR INJURED BOY

Over 300 people gathered to show their support for the family

Over 300 people gathered to show their support for the family

Over 300 people, all residents of Orihuela village La Aparecida attended a gathering on Sunday where they demonstrated their support for the family of 15 year old Aitor, a young boy from the community, who is currently in a critical condition in the Elche General Hospital.

Aitor was rushed into hospital two weeks ago after he fell through a skylight while playing on the unfinished building site of the proposed civic center. He remains in an induced coma and is suffering from a fracture of the skull.

The gathering, said to be a humble but emotional event, was arranged on Sunday by the Neighborhood Association of Our Lady of Bethlehem as a way of showing their support. A spokesman said “in this town we are a very close community, we celebrate all the good things and we share all the bad times together.”

They said that they did not want to blame anybody for what was a tragic accident for what happened, but “once for all” they are now asking the Orihuela council to complete the works at the civic center which began more than six years ago.

The boy’s parents, José Antonio Martínez and Pilar Aracil, have run the popular Bar Casa Rincón de Pepe in the town and are very popular among the local residents.

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MAYOR OPENS NEW SCHOOL LIBRARY

The children’s author Roberto Aliaga and the narrator Mario Caballero both attended the ceremony

The children’s author Roberto Aliaga and the narrator Mario Caballero both attended the ceremony

The mayor of Torrevieja, Eduardo Dolon, together with the Councillor for Education and Youth, Rosario Martínez Chazarra, the Councillor for Culture, Luis María Pizana, and the center director, Ricardo Recuero, opened the new school library on Monday at the Colegio Público “Ciudad del Mar”.

The children’s author Roberto Aliaga and the narrator Mario Caballero both attended the ceremony and both spoke about the importance of reading to the over 200 children.

A number of activities and events are planned throughout the coming week to celebrate the opening of the library. It is hoped they will prove popular with the students in promoting reading as a great form of entertainment.

The mayor of Torrevieja highlighted the enormous effort and amount of work carried out by the director and teachers at the school to establish this new library. He urged the students to make regular visits and to enjoy the pleasure of reading.

He concluded the ceremony by presenting several books to the library amongst which was a copy of Don Quixote, as well as several publications produced by the Municipal Institute of Culture “Joaquin Chapaprieta”

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