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Irma Norton and Bob Morales, Ritchie Valens' sister and brother, answer questions after a showing of the movie "La Bamba" at the Lake Theater in Clear Lake in February 2014. 

CLEAR LAKE | The family of Ritchie Valens will be hosting a luncheon during the Winter Dance Party in February. 

Sisters Connie Valens and Irma Norton and brother Bob Morales are expended to attend the event, which is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Best Western Holiday Lodge, 2023 Seventh Ave. N., Clear Lake. 

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“Our family is looking forward to spending quality time with fans, and sharing stories and memories during this time set apart to remember and honor Ritchie,” Connie Valens said in a statement. 

Valens said the luncheon, which will include a special guest emcee and visuals, will allow attendees to visit with her and her siblings, enjoy a meal at noon and dance to the music of Richie Lee with special guest Tony Halsrud from the Fabulous 50s Band.

Advance reservations and tickets are required, which are $20. They are available by calling the Surf Ballroom at 641-357-6151 or at www.surfballroom.com.

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