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The photos below were taken May 1999 at the Ritchie Valens Recreation Center in Pacoima, CA. Pacoima is Ritchie Valens hometown and every year family, friends and fans of Ritchie's hold a celebration there in his honor. I'll be posting more information on this year's celebration in Pacoima soon.

Top left: Ernie (Reyes) Valens-Ritchie's 1st cousin, Ernestine Reyes-Ritchie's aunt & Carl

Top right: Carl with Ritchie's sister Connie

Bottom left: Carl with Ritchie's sister Irma. Also pictured is Irma's son Jerry

Bottom right: Carl and Chantel




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