EL CAJON–The city is making preparations to celebrate its 100 birthday on November 12. This week, centennial banners depicting various historical moments during the past 100 years, will be hung on light posts in El Cajon.
This year’s theme is “Honoring and Celebrating the People Who Make El Cajon the Valley of Opportunity,”
Nine separate banner designs include Bounty of the Valley, Drive-In Car Culture, Family Fun Time, Gillespie Field, Mother Goose Parade, Music and the Arts, Western Artist Olaf Wieghorst, Cajon Speedway and the San Diego and Cuyamaca Railway.
Approximately 150 banners will be displayed on Main Street downtown, Fletcher Parkway near Westfield Parkway, Second Street, El Cajon Boulevard, Rea Avenue and at the Prescott Promenade. The banner themes were designed based on creative input received from the community at centennial meetings held during the past year. Each banner tells a story about El Cajon through the years.
On July 9, a Centennial Celebration Community meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Ronald Reagan Community Center,195 E. Douglas Avenue in El Cajon. City staff will be sharing centennial celebration plans for November 12.
For information on the City of El Cajon’s birthday celebration, visit www.elcajon100.com.