Gran Gala to celebrate Tucson's 239th birthday - Tucson News Now

Gran Gala to celebrate Tucson's 239th birthday

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -  Gala dinner to celebrate Tucson's 239th birthday, hosted by Los Descendientes de Presidio de Tucson.  

The non profit organization will be hosting this birthday dinner on August 16 at the Tucson Marriott University Plaza (800 E. 2nd St. Tucson) the dinner kicks off at 6 p.m. 

Honored at the dinner will be Professor Adalberto 'Beto' Guerrero, a Tucson educator who was part of the group that wrote the 'NEA Report: the Invisible Minority'.  Honorary co-chairs are Pima County Supervisor Richard D. Elias and his wife Emily; master of ceremonies will be Annie Morales Lopez, President of Los Descendientes del Presidio de Tucson and Friends of the Old Pueblo.

There will be a No Host Coctails and Entertainment at 6 p.m. with Los Changuitos Feos Mariachi.  A Silent Auction from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. and the presentation of honorees. Dance music by Hiram Perez and Sol Down, from 8:15 p.m. to 11 p.m.  

The cost to attend this event is $75 per person. 

For more information and/or reservations to this event, please call Ms. Patricia Benton at 520-792-0120 or Ms. Rose Julia Nenninger at 520-207-8836, you may also e-mail to:  or .

Los Descendientes de Presidio de Tucsón, a non profit charitable, cultural and educational organization founded to preserve the rich history and heritage of the Old Pueblo and Tucson Valley, with Gran Gala proceeds benefiting historical and cultural preservation projects that promote Tucson's rich history.

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