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King & Queen of the Winter Ball

High school students Dustin Franks and Noelia Perez Rios became the first-ever King and Queen of the Winter Ball organized by the P.A.C.I.F.I.C. Club, Student PALS and Special Education teachers located on campus at Merced High School. Students enjoyed dancing, photo opps, pizza and good times!

‘Wishes & Dreams’ Light Up Merced on a Special Night

The 11th annual Make-A-Wish “Wishes & Dreams” Dinner and Auction was so big this year they had to rent out the giant Yosemite Hall at the Merced County Fairgrounds — and add an extra 20 tables and 30 prize items from last year. And last year’s event was already considered the biggest ever, bringing in $170,000 dollars to help support…

Merced Celebrates Lao New Year in the Streets

For the first time in about 30 years, residents and leaders came together for an open, public celebration in Downtown Merced to ring in the traditional Lao New Year last Saturday. The event, including a colorful parade, was meant to bring light to the unique Laotian American experience that started right here in the culturally diverse…