For the 6th year in a row, Montelongo's Restaurant will spearhead a free end of school year swim party to celebrate a successful school year, and the legacy of Petrita Montelongo, a local business woman for whom Montelongo Pool was dedicated.
Participating children will have the option of swimming, playing games, bouncing on a jumper or sliding down a "Slip and Slide", meeting the Texas Tech Masked Rider, collecting information about school and summer programs, getting a firsthand look at a fire truck, picking up health information, learning about careers in law enforcement, or, simply enjoying the first days of their summer break eating free hotdogs, ice cream, and many other favored treats.
Last year the pool party attracted over 1,500 children to the community sponsored event. This year the event will once again feature sponsorships by Montelongo's Restaurant, AT&T, UMC, United, Latino Lubbock Magazine, Watson Sysco, Ben E. Keith, LEARN Inc., Gandy's, Coca Cola, ASB, Mayfield Paper, City of Lubbock, Magic 93.7, Power 106, and Hot 104.3, and the City of Lubbock.
In 1972, Petrita Montelongo opened Montelongo's Restaurant and ran the business until she was 89. Today, her family continues the tradition of authentic and fresh Mexican food served with a side of big-hearted hospitality.