Tuesday Apr 21 2009
Thanks to our community, Roseville’s centennial a success
By: Gina Garbolino Roseville Mayor
Roseville’s centennial has been a resounding success, thanks to the support of our community. From thousands of volunteer hours, beginning with the planning of our float in the Rose Parade, to the logistical and creative assistance provided through last weekend’s centennial events, our residents helped make our 100th birthday a source of pride. Our float in the Rose Parade was entirely funded by donations from the community. From our “Pennies for the Parade” campaign, which raised $15,000 in community donation jars, to corporate sponsors, Roseville citizens and businesses stepped up to help make our centennial a reality. On that note, I’d like to thank our centennial sponsors, whose partnership and support in these tough economic times were integral to the effort. We’d especially like to thank Union Pacific, who in addition to being our biggest sponsor, brought in a wonderful touch of railroad history with the arrival of a vintage steam engine during last weekend’s centennial events. The appearance of No. 844 brought in thousands of visitors to our downtown area and was a perfect tie-in to celebrating our city’s history as a railroad town. Since incorporating in April 1909, our city has flourished due to a community that contributes, cares and shares a common vision for what Roseville can be. You can purchase copies of the Roseville history documentaries and history book with commemorative centennial merchandise at the Maidu Community Center, Roseville Sports Center or the city clerk’s office downtown at the Civic Center. For more information, and to read the winning entries to our student essay contest on what Roseville will be like in 2109, go to www.roseville.ca.us/100. Thanks to all of you, our centennial was a huge success, and we look forward to experiencing a bright future together in Roseville.