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Paco Cánovas Candel to be named Favorite Son of Santomera (19/05/2017)

There was no debate on the fifth item on the agenda of the municipal plenary session last night.

The four parties agreed to highlight the great merits and personal, professional and social virtues accumulated by Francisco Cánovas Candel and unanimously approved the file to name him, posthumously, Santomera's Favorite Son.

Once the resolution is published in the BORM and board of municipal edicts, a month will be opened for institutions and individuals to make allegations, suggestions and accessions to this file.

Cánovas, who died on April 2 of last year, highlighted how he played in Primera Division with Real Murcia CF, FC Barcelona, ​​CE Sabadell FC, UE Lleida and Real Valladolid CF and later completed his professional career as a notorious banking correspondent, director General of a major coal company for heating, partner of Lidesa export company that introduced in Europe and America the lemons of Santomera and entrepreneur in the sector of the manufacture of children's clothes.

In his personal and community, he always showed an extraordinary effort to favor Santomera, which led him to study the history of the municipality was official chronicler, the first, from 1999 to the time of his death and to collaborate in tasks such as channeling The drainage of Zaraiche and the beginning of the tunneling of bracers with that of Los Irenas and Cuatro Esquinas, the construction of the Four Corners road for this purpose yielded, for free, almost a tahúlla of land, the creation of the Agricultural Cultural Circle Casino, Who was named Partner of Honor, the organization of the patron saint festivities, the repair of the parish church of Our Lady of the Rosary or the re-ordering of the cemetery.

Once the appointment of Paco Cánovas as Favorite Son becomes official, the City Council will organize an institutional and public act, which will be announced at the time, for the award of this title.

In this way, Cánovas will become the seventh person to receive this honorary distinction that already have José María Sánchez Laorden, Pedro Campillo Candel, Francisco Sánchez González, the religious Mother Esperanza, the trovero David Castejón Fernández and the poet and senator Julián Andúgar Ruiz .

Source: Ayuntamiento de Santomera

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