Centennial Kickoff Brings Out The Crowds
September 29, 2016
More than 1200 local residents marched in the Centennial Parade last Saturday to the delight of onlookers. Police cruisers, motorcycles and fire trucks were mixed in with scouts, schools, floats, clubs and local organizations, dignitaries and the Culver City High marching band.
The parade began near Veteran’s Park and ended just past city hall. Culver City resident and businessman Mike Cohen announced the groups as they passed by the reviewing platform in front of city hall.
The parade was followed by the opening ceremonies where Cohen resumed his MC duties followed by speakers including Mayor Jim Clarke, Former Mayor and President of the Centennial Committee Paul Jacobs, City Historian Julie Lugo Cerra and Mayors from Culver City’s Sister City.
From there residents enjoyed the “Block Party of The Century” sponsored by the Culver City Downtown Business Association. Tickets were sold for the “Taste of Culver City” where participating restaurants offer a taste of the food from their various restaurants.
A VIP buffet luncheon was sponsored by and held at the famous Culver Hotel. The hotel’s owner Maya Mallick and General Manager Seth Horowitz put on a fabulous buffet that would rival any buffet I have been to. The staff was very accommodating and everyone raved about the food.
The hotel also provided rooms for the visiting dignitaries from our sister cities Kaizuka, Japan; Uruapan, Mexico; Iksan, South Korea; and Lethbridge, Canada.
The centennial gala will be held this Saturday night at Sony Studios with an estimated 600 guests in attendance.
The event was made possible by the generosity of local sponsors. The list of these is below:
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Exchange Club Culver City
Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas
Helms Bakery District
Sorrento Italian Market
The Culver Hotel
The Culver Studios
The Law Offices of Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez
West Los Angeles College
Westfield Culver City
Combined Properties and Hudson Pacific Properties
Fineshriber Family Foundation
Golden State Water
Ivy Station Culver City
Joy & Paul Jacobs
Kane, Ballmer, & Berkman, A Law Corporation
Marla & Ed Wolkowitz
The Meadows Apartment Homes
West Basin Municipal Water District
Culver-Palms United Methodist Church
Doubletree by Hilton Los Angeles - Westside
Harding, Larmore Kutcher & Kozal, LLP
Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary
Pacific Alarm Systems
Servicon Systems, Inc
Social Studies School Service
The Louis & Molly Freeman Market
Vacharee & Gordon Fell
Access Culver City - A Greystar Community
Diana & David Hauptman
Dolce and Associates Realtors
Echo Horizon School
JLF Appraisals & Estate Services
John Riordan Plumbing
Judy & Michael Bauer
Lichtman Design + Construction
Peg Jackson & Associates
Scarlet Lady Saloon
Southern California Edison
The Help Group
The Kitchen Store
The Tattle Tale Room
The Willows Community School