WESLACO – Valley Grande Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (VGM) recently honored its dedicated group of volunteers with a recognition luncheon at Arturo’s Bar and Grille in Weslaco.

“We are extremely grateful for our strong corps of volunteers who provide needed service, compassion, and dedication, making VGM one of the finest nursing and rehabilitation centers in the Valley,” said Bill Lowe, administrator. “This luncheon is just a small gesture that tells them how much we appreciate them.”

Among those honored were Pastor and his wife Miguel and Angelita Escamilla for their selfless devotion in serving residents at VGM for 30 years. Others honored were Willie Gonzalez who has volunteered for 20 years and Andres Esquivel has served for 15 years.

About Valley Grande Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Valley Grande Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, which has approximately 175 employees, is a full-service nursing home that offers post-operative temporary rehabilitation and long-term nursing care. Valley Rehab Center provides speech, occupational and physical therapy to residents and outpatient clients. Valley Grande Manor is located at 1212 South Bridge Avenue. For more information, call (956) 968-2121.


Standing (left to right):

Deacon Sergio Gonzalez, Andres Esquivel (15 yrs. Volunteering), JoAnne Kurtenbach, Norma Edith Reyes, Pastor Jose Reyes, Ruben Torres, Emilio Castaneda , Sylvia Castaneda, Angela Bravo, Maribel Costilla, Pastor Miguel Escamilla (30 years volunteering), Isabel, Salazar, Ezequiel Salazar, Catalina V. Dailey, Guillermo (Willie) Gonzalez (20 years volunteering).

Seated (left to right):

Linda Torres, Sofia De Los Santos, Patricia Pena, Maria Guadalupe Cavazos, Tomasa Delgado
Not in the picture:
Donna Marrero, Paul Marrero, and Angelita Escamilla (30 yrs. volunteering)