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Last week’s Remember When mystery photo showed Rudy Kalcsics, owner and chief baker of the Old Mission Bakery on West 10th Street, mixing a batch of dough to make bread as students on a field trip watched. A native of Hungary, Rudolph “Rudy” Kalcsics and his wife, Marion, operated the bakery from 1941 to 1983. Rudy Kalcsics died Dec. 14, 1986, at the age of 75.

A number of Tracy people remember the Kalcsics family operating the bakery at 50 W. 10th St. Among them are Joe Terra, Joe Morris, Jeffie Evans, Evelie Grebil, Betty Avila, Rosa Flores, Marie Patterson, Sunday Borges and Charles Neilsen.

This week’s mystery photo, below, shows three elementary school students sampling ice cream to publicize a school fundraiser in May 1993. Who were the students and what was the fundraiser?

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