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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Andy Griffith car to escort 99-year-old man to party

Original car from the 60s Andy Griffith show which will be used to transport Federico Sifuentes to the St. Anthony Hotel, Monday, Nov. 26th (photo)

Who: Federico Sifuentes & the St. Anthony Wyndham Hotel
What: Announcing plans for century celebration
Where: St. Anthony Wyndham Hotel, 300 E. Travis St.
When: Monday, November 26th
Time: 11 a.m.

99-year-old Federico Sifuentes and the St. Anthony Wyndham Hotel will announce plans for a joint century celebration as both anticipate reaching the century mark in 2008. The press conference will begin at 11 a.m. at the St. Anthony Wyndham Hotel, Monday, November 26th. Coffee & Cake will be provided after the conference.

A birthday party will be held later in the evening from 6-8 p.m. with the Madrigal singers from Incarnate Word High School honoring Federico Sifuentes and the hotel where he worked for sixteen years from 1936-1951.

According to event co-chair, Benevolence Works CEO Linda Hartman, “Mr. Sifuentes driver’s license is valid until 2011. He says he has plans to outlive his expired driver's license. I believe he will."

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The St. Anthony Director of Sales and Marketing John Rowe says, “99-years-old is a tremendous accomplishment. And since the hotel will celebrate the century mark next year, as will Mr. Sifuentes, why wait to celebrate when we can start together now? The hotel invites Mr. Sifuentes to be our guest as he celebrates his 99th birthday."

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