Libro Castro is a fundraising party and book launch to honor Castro Adobe stewards from the past and celebrate the recent progress toward opening the Castro Adobe, the first State Historic Park in the Pajaro Valley. The event will be 4-7 p.m. Saturday, June 23.
Tickets are now available. Cost is $75 per person, including food and drink, or $100 with food, drink and a copy of the book. All donations will be matched 1:1 by the James & Carol Toney Fund.
This year’s stewardship event honors the Paizis family, who owned and cared for the property from 1959-1963, and also celebrates the launch of the second edition of Suzanne Paizis’s chronicle of the Castro’s history: The Castro Adobe in the Twentieth Century: From Earthquake to Earthquake.
The event will pay tribute to John Paizi’s Greek heritage with assorted Mediterranean food. Wine from Storrs Winery, local beer, and made-to-order espresso and tea will be served.
Early 60’s period address is encouraged! The Castro Adobe site is fragile, so guests are encouraged to park offsite at the Strawberry Business Center at 125 Hangar Way in Watsonville. Free shuttles will be running through the evening, but some parking for mobility-impaired guests will be available at the Adobe. But guests who do take the shuttle will be given a free ticket to enter a raffle drawing.