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Llano Grande Resort & Country Club wins state award

poty-2016_karen-pikeFor the second year in a row, Llano Grande Resort and Country Club in Mercedes won the 2016 Large Park of the Year award at the state convention of the Texas Recreational Vehicle Association, which was held in Austin August 11 – 15.

Each year, RV resorts and parks submit applications and are judged by their peers.  Park of the Year awards are based on customer service, association involvement, excellence in operations, community service, park growth and innovations, and visual appeal.  There are three categories for submission: small, medium, and large park, based on the number of RV sites.  Llano Grande entered the large park (501 RV sites and above) with over 1100 sites.

Llano Grande has been an active member in the Rio Grande Valley Chapter of TRVA.  This is the third time Llano Grande has won this prestigious award.  In addition to last year’s win, they also won in 2010.

Llano Grande, a gated community, boasts a number of great amenities that keep their residents coming back year after year.  Just a few of those amenities include:  Spacious RV sites, mobile homes, cottages, park models and fully furnished apartments, a championship, 6700-yard, 18-hole golf course, 4 heated swimming pools, 2 with hot tubs, 4 lighted tennis courts, 4 lighted pickleball courts and 18 shuffleboard courts.  The newest addition to Llano Grande is a 25,000 square foot event center, The Hynes Event Center, which opened in January 2016.  The Oak Ridge Boys performed for three nights to a sold out crowd to celebrate the grand opening.  The Hynes Event Center at Llano Grande will host a wide variety of activities and top-notch entertainment for Llano residents.

Llano Grande is located at 2215 East West Boulevard in  Mercedes.  For more information or to make a reservation for the 2016-2017 season please call  (956) 565-2638.

Photo caption:  Shown above with the award is Karen Pike, Resort Manager.

Willie & Company is coming to Llano Grande on Friday, March 11, 2016! 

Willie & Co

WILLIE AND COWillie is not just a character; he is a personality unto himself and most definitely the star of the show.  Just ask him.  With the face of a five year old and the mind of a lad much older, Willie loves the ladies, torments the men and steals the hearts of both.  Willie can be a smart aleck but deep down he is a totally sincere young man whose attributes include his tremendous with and his ability to get the audience involved in the show.  Willie’s singing wisecracking and comical antics are his alone, and that’s why he’s the star.  He is almost convinced he can do the show alone, an attitude that represents ventriloquism at is very finest.

Some of Willie’s family will share the spotlight with him.  Willie has a great-great granny Gardner, a real charmer with folks from her generation who is a good ol’ gal with more than a spark left in her!  Then there’s his little cousin Hannah, the “wanna-be” star who is a real delight and a big favorite with the audiences.

Although Peggy Miller’s name is absent from Willie & Company, her voice carries the show.  Peggy, a truly extraordinary ventriloquist, has the unique ability to make her audience almost forget that she is the actual voice behind Willie & Company.  This renowned ventriloquist has been entertaining people worldwide for more than two decades in locations as diverse as Germany, England and the U.S. Supreme Court.  Her shows are quite unique and are tailored to the audience she is entertaining.

Tickets for this fun filled show can be purchased at Llano Grande Resort & Country Club, 2215 East West Blvd in Mercedes (Exit Mile 2 West off Expressway 83 and go south about a mile).  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Llano Grande activity office.  To order and pay by phone, call 956-565-2228.  For more information, contact Robert Ferguson at 574-361-2947.  Show begins at 7 pm, doors open at 6 pm.

Celebrate the music of the Beach Boys with Good Vibrations at Llano Grande Resort

Good Vibrations

GoodVibrations 2Sun, Surf & California Girls!  Those were the days.  Celebrate the music of the Beach Boys with Good Vibrations at Llano Grande Resort & Country Club on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7 pm.  Doors open at 6 pm.

Good Vibrations is the ultimate, exciting tribute to the music and spirit of the Beach Boys.  Audiences across the country, as well as fans of the Beach boys, have been mesmerized by this amazing group and their faithful renditions of The Beach Boys classic hits like:  California Girls, Surfin’ USA, I Get Around, Help Me Rhonda, Fun, Fun, Fun and the group’s namesake hit, Good Vibrations.

This exciting show takes us on a musical journey of sun, surf, cars and girls as these incredible musicians capture the incomparable harmonies of The Beach Boys, recreating their unique sound right before your ears.  This is a high-energy show that gets the crowd on its feet as it moves to the greatest hits of America’s most legendary band.

Good Vibrations were honored to have performed for The Beach Boys themselves at the California State Historical landmark dedications to the childhood home of founding members Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson.  Good Vibrations also performed with founding Beach Boy, Al Jardine, for a number of high profile shows which included an appearance at the legendary Indianapolis 500.

Now you can enjoy this memorable music at Llano Grande Resort & Country Club, 2215 East West Blvd in Mercedes (Exit Mile 2 West off Expressway 83 and go south about a mile).  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Llano Grande activity office.  To order and pay by phone, call 956-565-2228.  For more information, contact Robert Ferguson at 574-361-2947.

Save the Date for the Llano Grande Quilt Show

QUILT SHOWThe 7th Annual Quilt Show, presented by Llano Grande Quilting Bee, will be held Friday, January 29, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The “Most Exciting Quilt Show” you will visit in the Valley will be held at Llano Grande Lake Park Resort, located at 2215 E. West Road in Mercedes. We are excited to present over 200 handcrafted quilts of all sizes, colors, materials, and battings.  Come check them out!

George Burns and Friends to perform at Llano Grande Resort

GEORGE BURNS_PETE SALZERRemember when you listened to the comedy greats on the radio and then later watched them on TV?  You can enjoy the golden age of comedy once again right here in the Rio Grande Valley.  George Burns and Friends will be appearing at Llano Grande Resort & Country Club on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7 pm.  Doors will open at 6 pm.

Pete Salzer does an amazing tribute to George Burns.  When he appeared at Victoria Palms in December of 2011, there was a collective ‘gasp’ as he walked on stage.  He was the very image of George Burns!  And when he spoke, you would have sworn you were listening to George himself.  He captures the look, voice and style of this lovable actor and comedian.  He has paid tribute to George Burns at the Tropicana Showroom in Atlantic City, on the stage of the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, and for a variety of groups and organizations.

The Friends section of the show stars Lynn Roberts as Bob Hope, Jimmy Durante, Jack Benny & Red Skelton.  Lynn won the prestigious Bea Fogelman REEL AWARD for Lifetime Achievement for his impersonation of Bob Hope at the International Celebrity Impersonators Convention at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas.

As ‘George Burns’ reminisces about his comedian friends, Lynn gives his impressions of Bob Hope, Jimmy Durante, Jack Benny & Red Skelton.  You’ll believe that these beloved comedians are right on the stage in front of you and you will spend your evening laughing and enjoying the memories.

You don’t want to miss this memorable evening of fun and laughter and it’s all happening at Llano Grande Resort & Country Club, 2215 East West Blvd in Mercedes (Exit Mile 2 West off Expressway 83 and go south about a mile).  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Llano Grande activity office.  To order and pay by phone, call 956-565-2228.  For more information, contact Robert Ferguson at 574-361-2947.