Saturday, October 30, 2010

Chula Vista Centennial is in 2011

The city of Chula Vista will be 100 years old in 2011.  The city was incorporated in 1911, and is now the second largest city in San Diego County.

There will be a Chula Vista Centennial Expo on Sunday, 16 October 2011 in Memorial Park, featuring live music throughout the day, local companies and groups will showcase the roles they played in creating modern Chula Vista, and schools and other organizations are encouraged to re-enact key events in city history. Food booths and exhibits will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. around the park and along Park Way, between Third Avenue and Garrett Avenue.

Vintage cars will be on display throughout the day, and to add to the historic feel of the event, attendees are encouraged to dress in clothing from their favorite decade. The Expo will also feature winning entries from Centennial contests held throughout the year.

A Centennial book, titled  Chula Vista: A Century of People and Progress, 1911-2011 will be published. 
Chula Vista has the good fortune of being home to noted historian and retired USD professor Dr. Steven Schoenherr, who has volunteered his time to research and write the hundred year history of Chula Vista.  Supported by a Committee of 100 research team, the Chula Vista Library, and generous sponsors, Schoenherr's legacy will be a gift you'll want to keep and give.  Holiday gift certificates for pre-purchased signed copies will be available starting in November.

More information can be found on the Centennial Chula Vista web page at  Readers can subscribe to receive email notices about the centennial events on the web page.

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