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November 9, 2012 (El Cajon)--On November 12,  the City of El Cajon will celebrate 100 years as a city.

Free festivities at this community celebration will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in downtown El Cajon on Rea Ave. and East Main St. between Magnolia and Claydelle Avenues. The area will be closed to traffic.

This once-in-a-century event will feature opening and closing ceremonies,including a Salute to our Veterans with Congressman Duncan D. Hunter leading off the tribute. See Centennial and historical displays, two stages with community and musical entertainment, a marketplace, vintage cars for each decade, NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson's #48 show car, and a reunion of stock car racers from the days of the Cajon Speedway! Kids can enjoy a petting zoo, crafts, pony rides, cowboy boot camp, climbing wall and more.

A one-of a kind Centennial Taylor guitar will be given away at 5 p.m. to one lucky person that completes a Centennial passport and submits their name at the Taylor Guitar both.

If you have historical family photos of growing up in El Cajon, and/or fun stories to share, please share them on our Centennial website. For more information please visit www.elcajon100.com.

Special note: If you know of someone turning the age of 100 during 2012, email  celebrate@elcajon100.com, or call (619) 441-1737.

Register to receive updates on the festivities, to be a volunteer, supporting sponsor, or to share your memories and/or photos of growing up in El Cajon by visiting http://www.elcajon100.com.

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