Friday, August 27, 2010

Los Descendientes del Presidio de Tucson Birthday Gala

Photos by Patti Scanlon and Dave Fisher

Our past lives on.

At left, Nelba Chavez makes her debut as La Doña del Tucsón.

"Big Jim" Griffith, below right, receives an award from Los Descendientes del Presidio de Tucsón, hosts of the gala. Proceeds benefitted the Friends of Tucson's Birthplace, the organization raising funds to develop the Mission Gardens. Los Descendientes President Hector Soza is to "Big Jim's" right.

Mayor Bob Walkup chats with Ken and Mary Karrels of the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum.

Folklorico dancers, fire dancers and music for dancing entertained the guests.

Above, center (talking) Elva Flores of El Centro Cultural; below, from left, Las Doñas Edith Auslander, left, and Joanne Diamos, right, with Mayor Walkup.

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