Longtime lakesider Ross Brownridge, (better known as “the Candyman”), Mimi Gardner, Michael Hall, Ruth Wehelm, Norda Paul, Gudren Jones (representing husband Dryden) and Lila Kawanakoa, were honored at a birthday party in the Happiness Garden on the second level of Plaza Montaña in Ajijic.
More than 60 people attended the event which included two cakes, dozens of balloons and floral table bouquets which were given to those being honored. The party began as an idea hatched by Brownridge’s canasta buddies to honor him on his 85th birthday. When Brigitte Trottier, Sue Hurst, Carmen Hasse, and Tinker Lafata approached Anne Dyer owner of Casita Montana, she enthusiastically jumped aboard and offered the names of six other lakeside seniors between the ages of 80 and 93 to also be honored.
During the party Dyer introduced each of the honorees and arranged for them each to serenaded with an appropriate song by Dana a professional entertainer and hairdresser.