Slogan Contest to be Held for City Anniversary

Subcommittees also report to the Parks and Recreation commission.

Written by MATTHEW WONG / Published January 15, 2010

The public will be invited to offer suggestions for a slogan celebrating Temple City’s fiftieth anniversary.

Entry forms will be available by October 15 and the contest will conclude on October 29, parks and recreation commissioner Andrea Olivas said on Wednesday, September 16, 2009.

Temple City residents are encouraged to participate in the slogan contest.

The Parks and Recreation commission will narrow down a list of suggestions in November, and the City Council is expected to choose the slogan.

Flyers will be distributed to the local schools and sports organizations, parks and recreation director Cathy Burroughs said.

In addition to discussing the anniversary slogan contest, Olivas also stated that her committee recommended three proposals for a logo design. Olivas, along with commissioner Nanette Fish, sit on the publicity committee.

Fish, who also sits on the activities and special events committee, then submitted a tentative fiftieth anniversary calendar.

The calendar provides a brief description of events, the commissioner noted. Potential events include a 50th formal dinner, an official anniversary rodeo, and open houses of civic locations around Temple City.

Earlier this year, the City Council authorized the Parks and Recreation commission to help prepare for Temple City’s fiftieth celebration. The City turns 50 in May 2010.

The City Council also approved a $50,000 budget to celebrate the anniversary.

In August, the Parks and Recreation commission created four subcommittees to assist with planning for the anniversary celebration. The subgroups are Activities / Special Events, Commemorative, Publicity and Ways and Means.

The commission also decided to make the celebration year-long, and that the official date of the anniversary celebration should be Saturday, May 22, 2010.

City councilmembers Tom Chavez and Cynthia Sternquist, former parks and recreation commissioners themselves, will help out the commission.

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