by Scott Wong,
September 14, 2005
Nearly eight months ago, dozens of community
members gathered at the Main Library,
brainstorming hundreds of ideas on toasting
the city's 50th anniversary.
They will come
together again this week. But organizers say
this meeting will focus on how to bring some
of those ideas to life.
extensive exploration of many ideas, and we
have a clearer idea of where we want to
head," said Fremont business consultant
Irene Koehler, one of the lead organizers of
the nonprofit group putting on the birthday
bash. "But this meeting is all about a call
called Celebrate Fremont, is inviting
volunteers to join them from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Thursday at the Center Theater on Fremont
Boulevard in Centerville.
Fremont @ The Park" will be a two-day party
Sept. 9-10, 2006, in Central Park, which
will feature the city's past, present and
future. The city turns 50 on Jan. 23.
Thursday plan to provide a preview of the
celebration. Committees are expected to lay
out in greater detail specific plans and
Team, for example, will discuss 50th
anniversary-themed art and creative writing
projects and contests at local schools. The
Creative Team, which is responsible for
arts, sports and food, will talk about its
efforts to reach out to local restaurants to
participate in a gourmet food area at the
refreshments will be served from a host of
local restaurants, including Burrito Loco
Taqueria, Ho Chow and Minerva's.
also will include a showing of a short video
that features a computer-simulated flyover
of the park. The simulation will help
organizers decide where to position things
such as exhibits and stages.
Celebrate Fremont now is looking for a few
believe there is an opportunity to do
something special, but we cannot and do not
want to do this on our own," she said. "...
We should include as many people in the
community as want to participate."
Scott Wong covers the city of Fremont for
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