Fremont, the community-based planning
organization for Fremont's 50th anniversary
celebration, will host "Going Gold: The Year
of Celebration Begins," Monday.
The event will
be a public open house to mark the actual
date Fremont was incorporated as a city:
Jan. 23, 1956.
will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the
white tent erected this week in Central Park
at 1110 Stevenson Blvd., behind the softball
People of all
ages who live or work in Fremont are
invited, and admission is free. A short
program will begin at approximately 7 p.m.
"This will be
a great opportunity for residents to
socialize and visit with Celebrate Fremont
groups to learn more about the exciting
events to come during the anniversary year,"
event chair Dr. Bernard Stewart said.
will welcome people and preside over the
cake-cutting ceremony at the end of
program," he added. "We would like to
involve people in the cake cutting who were
born in Fremont in 1956 particularly anyone
who was born on Jan. 23."
natives with 1956 birthdays should contact
the Celebrate Fremont office as soon as
possible by calling 790-9352 or e-mailing
activities during the event will be exhibits
and displays of the year's coming
anniversary activities, a brief presentation
by local historian Ed Pentaleri, an
anniversary message from the U.S. Congress,
and a prize drawing.
businesses and organizations have donated
services and refreshments for the Going Gold
event. The U.S. Postal Service will have a
special commemorative postal cancellation
station, and Fremont 50th Anniversary
T-shirts will be available for sale for the
admission-free signature event that
Celebrate Fremont plans, "Celebrate Fremont
@ the Park," is slated to take place Sept.
9-10, 2006 in Fremont's Central Park.