Waiting for limousines in the lobby of LaQuinta: Laurel Garrett (left), Marisa Barrie, Tira Sweet, Bianca Velasquez, Sarah Hubbard and Lauryn Grubbe (far right). Mike McGrath, center.
Bianca Natalia Velasquez Chivers of Tacoma turned fifteen years old with a 'Quinceanera' in the traditional Mexican style with a court in gowns, a blessing, music, a crowning, a doll presentation and dancing. Starting with hair and makeup at La Quinta Inn, the days' events took place in Old Town Tacoma: Jacob Carr Park, the waterfront, and Slavonian Hall. (PETER HALEY/THE NEWS TRIBUNE) Buy this image