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Fred “Perico” Avila paints a holiday message on the window of the Williams-Grand Canyon News. Ryan Williams/WGCN

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Williams resident keeps sign painting tradition alive
Fred 'Perico' Avila continues to paint window signs how he always has - with a brush, a paint can and a smile

WILLIAMS, Ariz. - For the past 60 years, decorated store windows around town have helped usher in the holiday season thanks to Williams native Fred "Perico" Avila of Avila Signs. Avila uses paint to transform ordinary panes of glass into vivid holiday greetings, like the one on display at the Williams-Grand Canyon News office.

By Marissa Freireich December 23, 2014
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