Anthony Borgatello, a member of the Old Spanish Days board since 2001, has been named El Presidente of Fiesta 2009. He also named the theme of this year’s Fiesta, set to run from August 5 to August 9: “A Tribute to Tradition.”

“It is a wonderful time to give a tribute to tradition and reflect back on our history,” Borgatello said in a statement. “Old Spanish Days is about tradition.”

Borgatello, a graduate of Bishop Diego High School and third-generation Santa Barbara native, has served as an executive committee member of Old Spanish Days since 2004. He founded the Liquid Waste Division of MarBorg Industries, the business his family started more than 70 years ago.


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