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Mr. James Downs - Book Signing Event June 20th Escondido Private Residence

June 6, 2015 by Arlene Villa Villa Bergstrom (Register to contact)

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Correction RSVP *****@aol.com TU

Mr. James Downs - Book Signing Event June 20th Escondido Private Residence

June 6, 2015 by Arlene Villa Villa Bergstrom (Register to contact)

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Andre Villa - VHS '61 and Arlene Villa Bergstrom - VHS '63 invite you to join us for a book signing event at The Heartbreak Hotel 622 Utah Way Escondido on June 20th 12 Noon to 4:00 PM Mr. Downs was a teacher/coach/friend for over 30 years at Vista High School He has written a book on The Real World of Mission San Luis Rey Donation $19.91 (cash or check) The Old Mission San Luis Rey Historical Foundation Fund (tax deductible. Join us for an afternoon of conversation and refreshments. RSVPs would be appreciated. Arlene (760) 567-XXXX or Email *****@aol.com

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