Parks and Recreation forwards recommendation, “50 Years as a Community,” to the City Council
Written by RANDY SHUN / Published April 2, 2010 (ONLINE ONLY)
Members of the Parks and Recreation commission have chosen winners for the 50th anniversary slogan contest.
On Wednesday, November 18, 2009, the commission selected winners in the contest’s three categories. They are “Fifty Years of Fun, Friends, Family and Future” for the 6-12 years of age category, “Go TC’s Golden Camellia” for the 13-17 years category, and “Celebrating 50 Years as a Community” for the 18 and older category.
The slogan, “Celebrating 50 Years as a Community” was chosen as the sweepstakes winner and forwarded to the City Council for consideration.
Entry forms for the slogan contest were distributed in October throughout the community. Temple City residents were highly encouraged to participate in the contest and turn in their suggestions for a theme to the Parks and Recreation commission.
In addition to selecting a winner for the contest, the Parks and Recreation commission also forwarded three logo designs, created by Wonder Studios, for the 50th anniversary celebration.
Earlier this year, the City Council authorized the Parks and Recreation commission to help prepare for the City’s fiftieth celebration. Four subcommittees were created in August to assist with the planning for the anniversary celebration. They are Activities / Special Events, Commemorative, Publicity, and Ways and Means.
A budget of $50,000 was also approved to celebrate the anniversary.
Temple City turns 50 in May 2010.
The official dates of the anniversary celebration will be May 21 and 22, 2010. The public event will be held on Saturday, May 22, according to Parks and Recreation director Cathy Burroughs.
Temple City councilmembers Tom Chavez and Cynthia Sternquist, both former Parks and Recreation commissioners, have been helping the commission with the planning.