Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Westside Businesses Honor TWO Birthdays

Frank Pesqueira, long-time proprietor of the beloved Grande Tortilla factory, is shown here at the 2009 dedication of a mural featuring his likeness. The mural is behind the Tucson Water building; the dedication was part of the 2009 Tucson's Birthday celebration.

Don Pesqueira would have turned 100 on August 18, 2010. In his honor, his son Art, a member of the Board of Tucson's Birthday Planners, Inc., delivered birthday cakes to the west side businesses and institutions whose leaders, owners and their families have served the west side, Barrio Menlo Park and Barrio Hollywood for generations.

Left, Art Pesqueira; ceenter, Gina Hernandez, daughter of Pat's Famous Chili Dogs owners Charlie and Diane Hernandez
Left, Cirilo Preciado, owner, Mariscos Chihuahua

Mary Lou Quiroz, Lulu's Express Yourself

Left, Jose Luis Salazar, St. Mary's Mexican Food

Linda McElyea, Unique Trends Hair Salon

Tanner Tile
Right, Rudy Lira
Representing American Legion Cocio Estrada Post 59

Above and below, El Rio Bakery made 13 cakes for the occasion.

Art also delivered a cake to long-time family friend and community leader Patsy Lee for her weekly, Thursday luncheon for Chinese seniors at the Chinese Cultural Center.

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