The mayor, Andrés García, made this morning a visit to the home of Juan Tudela Legs, better known as "Tío Juan Rita", the longest living neighbor of Totana, on the occasion of his 106th birthday.
The totanero councilor, on behalf of the municipal Corporation and all the residents of Totana, wanted to have a special gesture of affection and closeness to one of the neighbors that has most prestigiously named Totana and has struggled to maintain, Through the trovo, popular traditions and cultural customs of the municipality and the Region of Murcia.
The City of Totana already delivered in February 2010 the Title of Adoptive Son, as set out in the Protocol of Protocol and Ceremonial of the Totanero Consistory, Juan Tudela Legs, in an emotional event that took place in the Sociocultural Center Jail.
Two years later, in February 2012, coinciding with its 100th anniversary, Totana paid an institutional tribute to Tío Juan Rita, through the inauguration of a square that bears his name in the area of â€‹â€‹Triptolemos, between Mazarron Avenue and Cartagena Street. from this city.
The "Tío Juan Rita" as he is known in the local and regional cultural field is a man of an enviable artistic and human career, closely linked to the municipality of Totana, where he has lived for many years.
He was born in Aledo on February 14, 1912, but the vicissitudes of life moved him, along with his mother and a brother to Zúñiga, in the municipality of Lorca, from where it was natural and lived until he got married.
Precisely, the president of the Autonomous Community, Fernando Lopez Miras, announced last week that the process to grant the Community Gold Medal on June 9, on the occasion of the Regional Day, to the trovero will also begin. Murcia, for representing "the living legacy of the traditions of the Region of Murcia."
The oldest residents of Totana are two women born in 1915, with 103 years.