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Presented the second edition of the drawing contest to find the image of the Raspajo of the Patron Saint Festivities (05/04/2018)

The Raspajo image of the festivities of Las Torres de Cotillas will come out for the second year of a drawing contest.

This has been officially presented on the morning of Thursday, April 5, in an act chaired in the plenary hall of the Torreño City Council by the mayor Isabel María Zapata and the Councilor of Celebrations Amalia Pérez.

Those interested in participating in this proposal that the Concejalía de Festejos convenes for the second year have until April 20 to present their work in the entry register of the Consistory.

"The winning work will take a voucher of 100 euros donated by the 'Las Torres Commercial Area' to spend in their associated stores and the figure of their Raspajo," says the councilor, who explains that the second prize will be a check of 50 euros .

"The awards will be presented on Friday, August 24 at the presentation gala of the Patron Saint Festivities in the municipal auditorium 'Juan Baño'," Zapata said.

Papier doll

The participants must reflect in their drawings the main characteristics of this great cardboard doll that every year pays homage to the past huertano of the town.

"El Raspajo is a scarecrow that represents a human figure with elements of our garden and with its burning we finish our parties", explains Pérez.

Those interested in gathering more information can go to the municipal website ( or call the City Council (968.626.511).

The winning work -which must be original and unpublished- will not only be used by Torreño artisans Pedro Fermín López and Rubén Fernández to build the great 'ninot' that presides from the Plaza Maestro Don Ángel Palazón the Fiestas, but will also illustrate both the poster as the book of these celebrations.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Las Torres de Cotillas

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