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With so many memories attached to Old City Hall, the couple made sure to have the people’s best interests at heart when they opened the restaurant. They restored the building’s old look, giving it that historic charm. Fran has crafted a menu that has enough variety for everyone and the restaurant is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Anyone can drop by at any time to have a great meal and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere. Fran and Bobby also do a lot for the community. If there’s any type of city function going on, they make sure they open up their banquet room free of charge. In fact, they’ve made the banquet room affordable for anyone who would like to have an event there. “Most places will charge in the thousands to rent a room out, but we only charge $500,” Bobby said. Between Fran overseeing Carl’s Jr. and Bobby traveling to multiple states, they needed help keeping Old City Hall Restaurant running smoothly. They have chosen a devoted staff that exceeds all of their expectations. The staff makes all of the meals from scratch every day, right down to the sauces! Two of their staff members, Edgar Moreno and Scott Kawano, take care of all of the ordering. Each member is honest, dependable, and always happy to help. Bobby and Fran couldn’t be more thankful for all of the hard work their employees put in. “They’re the best staff I’ve ever had. I wouldn’t let go of any of them,” Bobby says. Old City Hall Restaurant will be coming up on its fourth year of business this November, but for Bobby and Fran it seems like only yesterday that it first opened. They have enjoyed every minute of running the restaurant and it is easy to see all of the love and care that they have invested in it. From their friendly staff to their specially chosen meals, it is clear that the Old City Hall Restaurant couldn’t be in better hands. Friends of Old Saint Mary Cemetery Ask For Assistance T Call Saint Mary Church 408-847-5151 (Debbie Pellicione or Rose Barry) if you have any questions. If you are able to contribute, please mail your tax deductible donations to: Saint Mary Catholic Parish, Attention: Friends of Old Saint Mary Cemetery, 11 First Street, Gilroy, CA 95020 Tax Id: 94-2734503 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN he Friends of Old Saint Mary Cemetery is a coalition of community members dedicated to preserving and honoring the history of the Old Saint Mary Cemetery in Gilroy. They are seeking donations to help with the restoration and beautification of this important cemetery in time to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Saint Mary Parish on August 15, 2015. The cemetery was established with the founding of the parish in 1865, making it the oldest cemetery in Gilroy. It includes the graves of John Gilroy, for whom Gilroy is named, Jose Maria Amador for whom Amador County is named, Catherine O’Toole Murphy Dunne, benefactress of Saint Mary Parish whose land holdings spanned from Morgan Hill to Hollister, Father Thomas Joseph Hudson, founder of Saint Mary Parish and many early pioneers. Burial sites and cemeteries reflect the cultural values and practices of the past. They help us understand who we are as a society and from where we come. Although cleaning up and beautifying old cemeteries is a long- standing tradition, time, weather, widespread vandalism, theft, and abandonment have increased the need to preserve historic cemeteries like this one. For the past two years, a committee has been working to upgrade and give proper recogn