Donations Flow in as City Prepares to Celebrate

$13,000 is said to be collected as so far.

Written by RAYMOND TRAN / Published January 21, 2011

As Temple City prepares to hold its 50th anniversary celebration, donations to the event continue to flow into the City’s treasury.

On Thursday, Parks and Recreation Director Cathy Burroughs announced thousands of dollars have been received.

“To date, $13,000 has been received in sponsorships,” Burroughs wrote in the April 15, 2010 city manager’s weekly report.

Temple City has received donations from the Amida Society, Athens Services, Burke, Williams, and Sorensen, LLP, Inland Empire Transportation, and Sunnyslope Water Company.

In addition, the City has sold “over $1000 worth of [50th anniversary] merchandise,” the parks and recreation director said.

Incorporated in 1960, the “Home of the Camellias” turns 50 next month.

Since last year, the City has been busy planning for the anniversary events.

On May 5, the City will hold a “Walking Tour and Open House of City Hall, Civic Center, the Historical Society, the Los Angeles County Library, and Fire Station #57.

“Tours and information will be provided at each facility,” Burroughs said, “as well as free refreshments and giveaways.”

Then, on May 21, the “Golden Anniversary Dinner” will take place at St. Luke’s Hall. Limited tickets to this event will be available to the public.

The next day, May 22, the City will hold a community-wide celebration at Temple City Park. The City will officially dedicate a bust of Walter P. Temple, the founder of Temple City.


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