The City of Inglewood is proud to celebrate its 100th year anniversary as an incorporated city. The Centennial is a milestone reflecting hard work and accomplishment made possible by a dedicated community.
Over the years, the City of Inglewood has grown and flourished from what was once considered a sleepy settlers’ town into a thriving and vibrant metropolitan community with booming business and a demonstrated commitment to providing public services and community outreach; and supporting economic development and providing housing to the community. This proud city, and the community members and staff who support it, proudly accept the challenge to better and grow our thriving city.
In light of our theme: “Cherishing our Past, Embracing our Future,” the City of Inglewood envisions a Centennial that celebrates Inglewood’s rich legacy and provides opportunities for the community to come together, and to learn and appreciate the city’s magnificent heritage. We also look forward to welcoming another 100 years of success through community spirit, unity, and dedication.
The Centennial will be the biggest celebration Inglewood has held since the year of our incorporation in 1908, at which time our population was 1,200. Today Inglewood continues to grow with a population of 120,000 and over 11,000 businesses! We truly appreciate and are grateful for the positive and dynamic elements of our community; including residents, students, artists, educational institutions, businesses, community service organizations, houses of worship, and neighborhood associations who have helped make us the “City of Champions.” Please join us in celebrating Inglewood’s Centennial in 2008!
Mark your calendar! The “official” Centennial Celebration will get underway on Saturday, February 9, 2008, with an Opening Ceremony and Fireworks Spectacular at the Amphitheater located at Edward Vincent Park, 700 Warren Lane. The event will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and include performances by local community groups, historical retrospectives and special celebrity guests. The event will culminate at dusk with an elaborate fireworks display.
On Thursday, February 14, the City will host a Birthday Party at City Hall which will include the unveiling of two historic time capsules – one moved from the original City Hall building and a new capsule placed in 1973 as part of the dedication of the existing City Hall building.
Many have asked, “What’s in the time capsule?” The answer can be summed up in three words – “it’s a surprise.” So join us as the City uncovers the contents of two historic time capsules. Birthday cake will be served to all in attendance.
These two events will mark the beginning of a year long celebration. For more information, visit the City’s Centennial website at www.inglewood100.com or contact the City’s Centennial Office/Cultural at (310) 412-8700.
The City of Inglewood acknowledges and extends a warm thanks for the generous support of the Inglewood Centennial from: Hollywood Park Tomorrow, Haagen Company, US Bank, Quality Equipment Rentals, Inglewood Today, VCA Code Group, Center for Heart and Health, Marvin Engineering Company, Inc., Lloyd Designs, B.D. White Top Soil Company, Inc., Careers in Government, Inc., A.Y. Nursery Inc., Debilio Distributors Inc., Rolling Hills Plastics, Inc., The Ferguson Group, West Basin Water District,, Wyle Inc., Assemblyman Curren Price – 51st District, Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood Partners for Progress, Yellow Cab Co., Inglewood Airport Area Chamber of Commerce, and Historical Society of Centinela Valley.