Crawford's El Poche's Mexican Patio cafe Grand Opening
From Jim Wyatt (Class of 1952) - Jun 15, 2003 El Poche's cafe was at the south entrance of Crawfords. It was there about 1955-57. There was a whole area along that side of the main building called Fiesta Village....it was run by two ladies: Carmen Arieta and Tove' Neilson. I worked at Crawfords at that time. We used to put on musicals to raise money for employees that were in need for one reason or another... We did Oklahoma and Carmen was Miss Laurie, she did an outstanding job even if Shirley Jones was a blonde and Carmen had very dark hair. Had many good times with the Crawfords gang back then. Boy! Has that place ever changed now!!!! Things do change.