Final Tally for Los Mangos Library Fundraiser

Patrick Harrison -
May 29, 2012

(Starting far left) Peter van der Voort of Los Mercados presents the check to Los Mangos Board President Ana Maria Platas. Other Board Members include (L-R;) Irene P. Johnson, Carl E. Johnson and Director Adriana Garcia, surrounded by many of the staff members of Los Mercados.

Puerto Vallarta’s favorite little plaza for everything delicious is thrilled to announce the tally for their season-long fundraiser in support of Los Mangos Library.  For the six month drive, patrons of the shops at Los Mercados raised an astounding 54,300 Pesos.

Starting November 1, 2011, and continuing through the end of April, 2012, each store at Los Mercados donated 10% of its sales on a certain day of the week to support the Los Mangos Library.

"There are so many great charities in Puerto Vallarta that having to select just one was difficult. Nina, Béatrice and I decided that Los Mangos was the perfect exclusive fundraising partner for us this season because this much-more-than-just-a-library really offers something for people of all ages and across all cultures. This is truly representative of Puerto Vallarta. Today we are very happy to present this check to Ana María and the wonderful and dedicated Board Members of Los Mangos Library," stated Peter van der Voort of Los Mercados. "We are thrilled by the support of the shops at Los Mercados and from their clients," added Ana María Platas, the Library's new President of the Board.

One of the best cultural resources in Puerto Vallarta, the Biblioteca Los Mangos (Los Mangos Library), is located on Francisco Villa Avenue not far from Costco. The library is open to the public and has a large selection of books in Spanish and in English.

The library also offers an extensive list of courses including ballet, piano, and painting at very reasonable prices.  The best way to find out what is being offered is to visit the library. At the main entrance is a bulletin board with postings for all of the courses and activities. Also, many of the library’s events, classes, and cultural activities are listed on the library’s informational blog.  

Los Mercados is a Little Plaza located in the Zona Romantica of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico offering a variety of shops to the local community; from fresh produce and wines and spirits to a delicatessen & café, along with family fun while you paint your own ceramics at FireWorks.

The open-air courtyard and top floor patio hosts café tables, a water fountain, and plants making Los Mercados the perfect place to relax while enjoying a freshly prepared sandwich from Mikey's or a coffee and pastry from k’rico :) or a glass of wine from Cork + Bottle.  Open Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. Los Mercados is located just a half-block west of Rizo's on Aquiles Serdan 265.

For a complete list of new products, special events and happenings at Los Mercados, join them on Facebook or go online to where you can also sign-up to receive their monthly e-newsletter.

MIKEY'S – Fine Foods & Delicatessen. Offering fully prepared foods, meals and quality meats cut to order. You'll find homemade sausages and bacon with a wonderful selection of breads and gourmet cheeses. Plus everything that you would expect from a fine deli: salads and deli meats, including homemade pastrami, roast beef and turkey. Gourmet meals without the headache! (322) 223-0588

CORK + BOTTLE – Fine Wines & Sprits. A knowledgeable bilingual staff is ready to assist you in selecting just the right bottle of wine or spirit. Or relax with a glass of wine in the patio! Wine tastings are also being offered. (322) 222-2806

DON FRESCO – Fresh produce. A wide variety of the freshest fruits and vegetables brought in daily. (322) 223-5482

k’ rico :) – Pastries, Coffees, Cakes & More! Satisfy your sweet tooth with our delicious full-sized cakes and individual desserts: croissants, tarts and cakes. Plus get your favorite smoothies and espresso drinks. (322) 222-3076

FIREWORKS – Paint Your Own Pottery Studio. Have fun painting your own ceramic plates, cups, tiles and a variety of other items. You pick it! You paint it! We fire it! Unleash the artist in you! (322) 222-2037

Born in Seattle, WA, Patrick Harrison has been living in PV since 2003. Drawing on his experience in entertainment, radio, retail and sports marketing in major US cities, Patrick opened his own business here in Vallarta, P. Gringo Marketing & PR, a successful Public Relations Firm that targets the English-speaking tourist and local communities. You can contact Patrick at Press Contact: Peter van der Voort – (322) 222-0383 or

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