Monday, January 23, 2012
Last night, a few friends and neighbors gathered at Ray's Candy Store on the eve of the proprietor's 79th birthday (it's officially on Wednesday).
As always, someone provided entertainment for Ray's birthday.
But first — the cake.
As for the entertainment, say hello to Justine Joli.
Anyway, the annual birthday cheer is always a boost to Ray's spirits, a brief break from the 24/7 grind of the store and reminder how much people appreciate him...
Thanks to Shawn Chittle for the photos.
And here are photos by Bob Arihood of previous Ray birthday celebrations... 2010 ... and 2009...