Centennial Will Be Off To A Rolling Start

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Centennial will officially arrive by rail.

The Centennial organizing committee this week sent out invitations to sponsors and VIPs to join the City Council members as they ride a special MTS trolley at 3 p.m. Feb. 14 from the Grossmont trolley stop to the La Mesa Village where the centennial year will be officially kicked off at a special City Council meeting and reception.

The Centennial trolley will be wrapped with a special commemorative design that will stay on the Orange Line trolley throughout the centennial year. MTS and the city are not revealing the exact trolley wrap design until the day of the ceremonial ride, but it is expected to feature historic photos of early La Mesa.

Centennial events and publicity will be picking up in the next two weeks as the official start of the centennial year begins.  The East County Californian and LaMesaToday.com have partnered to produce a 20-page special centennial publication that will publish Feb. 2 and be distributed with the Californian. (See cover photo right).

Other upcoming centennial events include:

February 7th, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Town Hall Meeting, La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive.

February 18th, 7:00 a.m.: Century of Smiles Aerial Photo, on upper level of the Grossmont Center parking garage. Join La Mesans and help fill the outline of a human “100” in honor of La Mesa’s birthday. Refreshments will be provided. Free t-shirt for 1st 300 participants.

Find more Centennial information at www.CityofLaMesa100.com.






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Tags: Centennial, Century of Smiles, East County Californian, Grossmont Center, La Mesa, La Mesa 100, La Mesa Centennial, La Mesa News, La Mesa Today, MTS, More…aerial photo


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