2504 Hidalgo St. Austin, TX 78702
(512) 478-5438 · EMAIL:

May 9, 2003

NOTICE: To all the heirs of Jose Manuel Ballí Villarreal
RE: Rummage Sale
REGION: Lower Rio Grand Valley
CITY: McAllen, Texas

The response to the rummage sale idea has been overwhelming. We will hold our first rummage sale in Mc Allen because is has the greatest concentration of Ballis. We have plenty of room and we need the family to participate in donating items for the sale. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund the Balli family's litigation against the Kenedy Memorial Foundation.

We want furniture, clothes (baby/children's/men's/ladies clothes) toys, household items or anything else you can donate to raise money to continue fighting our crusade to return La Barreta to our family.

Melda Cano can be reached at 956-994-0559 for information on the McAllen rummage sale. Please start dropping-off items at the following dates, time & place:

· Drop-off dates: May 10-17, 2003
· Drop-off time: After 1:30 P.M.
· Location: 510 Sycamore Ave. McAllen, Texas (see map)
· Date of Sale:

May 17 & 18, 2003

· Time: Saturday 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. Sunday 8:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.

If anyone is willing to organize a rummage sale, carwash and/or if anyone has ideas how we can raise money for our crusade for justice, please contact family member JoAnne Guzman Elliott at (254) 793-3700.

Respectfully yours,
Fred B. Balli

Hector H. Cardenas, Jr.
Ramon Garcia
Michael Jones
Eileen Fowler
George Willingham
Los Ballis Restoration, L.L.C.
Jimmy Cardenas' Group