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December 11, 2011, (La Mesa) -- In 2012, the City of La Mesa will celebrate its Centennial. The City is requesting both current and past residents to “Share Your Story” with us. Perhaps it is a story about growing up as a child in La Mesa, or hearing your grandparents talk about our town or perhaps it is why you decided to raise a family here. “Please tell us why you care about La Mesa as a community and help us celebrate the American Hometown!” a release from the City asks.


Go to to share your experiences. Selected stories will be featured on the Centennial website and as part of the Centennial promotional and media campaign. Visit the website often to find out about upcoming events and ways to get involved.

The mission of the Centennial celebration is to: promote La Mesa’s 100th birthday, through a community directed celebration of its heritage--past, present, and future 
  1. To provide a structure to celebrate the City’s history and culture through exhibits, educational venues, institutional presentations and community events. 
  2. To create opportunities to participate and to celebrate the Centennial for service, educational, civic, faith-based groups, business and tourist organizations. 
  3. To foster civic pride and economic prosperity through Centennial promotional activities recognizing historical achievements of businesses. 
  4. To develop a Centennial project that would leave a legacy for future generations.


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