"The smallest often teach us all lessons and these works are historical and exciting," said the mayor, José Francisco García, paraphrasing the title of one of the winning poems that said that "the spirit of Caravaca is still more alive never" The initiative, framed in the 39 contest called by the Cábila Almorávide, was the first public event held at the Casa de la Cultura after the health alert, under a protocol of safety and prevention The children's vision of the Fiestas de la Cruz, which this year was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic, has been seen during the past week at the Casa de Cultura 'Emilio Sáez', through dozens of works that the caravaqueños schoolchildren sent to the contests organized by the Cábila Almorávides Cultural Association. The exhibition closed with the award ceremony, which has been the first public activity carried out in this municipal agency since the start of the health alert.
The event was carried out under a security protocol and the winners attended accompanied only by a relative, to respect the maximum capacity of the room. The mayor, José Francisco García, highlighted how children are often the ones who give lessons to everyone and stressed, paraphrasing the title of one of the poems, that "the spirit of Caravaca is more alive than ever." "This year we will remember it in a special way because we have been forced to live the holidays only with our hearts and we have been able to see how much they mean to us and how much tradition and a historical identity unite us." After the words of thanks from the president of the association, José Antonio Rubio, both to the participants and to the entities and companies that have collaborated with the celebration of the 39th edition of the Almorávide Cultural Week, the awards were presented. One by one they went up on stage to collect recognition for the work done; the mayor of Caravaca, José Francisco García; the older sister of the Vera Cruz Brotherhood, Mari Carmen López; and Favorite Almorávide, Victoria Cava, were in charge of delivering the lots of books and other gifts from the sponsors. The three addressed the children to congratulate them on their work and to encourage them to continue with their artistic talent, both expressed their experiences through drawings and those who did so through literature, with creations both in prose as in verse. The event was also attended by the Councilor for Culture and Celebrations, Juan Manuel de León; the general secretary of the Commission of Celebrations, Dolores Giménez; and the president of the Bando Moro, Inés Abril.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Caravaca de la Cruz