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Launch of the Carmel-by-the-Sea Centennial Celebration - January 8, 2016

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Carmel-by-the-Sea
Centennial Celebration
Launch
January 8, 2016 

On a rather dreary Friday afternoon, Carmel-by-the-Sea Community Services was busy organizing the set up for Carmel's Centennial Celebration Launch. Chairs were set up in the middle of a busy downtown intersection. 

Not to worry though, Ocean Avenue remained open, but was marked down to one lane each way past the historic World War I Memorial Arch.



By 2:45pm Carmelites began to gather 


staking their claim to the best seating. 


Long time Carmelites, special guests,
and dignitaries arrived. 


Kirk Gafill, great-great-grandson of Frank Powers
 and Jack Galante, great-grandson of Frank Devendorf discussed their upcoming remarks.


Frank Devendorf kept watch on the festivities
 from the label of his great-grandsons


centennial vintage.


Standing next to the special "big reveal,"
Channel 8 News Anchor, Lauren Seaver,
 was on the scene with her cameraman. 




Not missing a beat she caught a quick interview with
Carmel-by-the-Sea Mayor Jason Burnett, 



and Congressman Sam Farr.That is 
Historic Resources Board Member
Elinor Laiolo finding her seat in the background

 Carmel Councilman Ken Talmage and long time Carmelite Cindy Lloyd arrived, while Centennial Committee member and former mayor of Carmel Sue McCloud and Jack Galante reviewed last minute notes.  
There is new Carmelite and long time County Supervior
 Dave Potter as well as  City Councilwoman Carrie Theis.

As the audience grew, 


and grew,  I spied Carmel Heritage Society Vice-President
 Carl Iverson, former 
 Carmel mayor Ken White and under that black fedora former Carmel mayor Charlotte Townsend. 


It's almost time - Sue McCloud greeted
Congressman Sam Farr and 


Centennial Committee members Merv Sutton
 and Barbara Livingston were seated. 



Chief of Police and temporary
City Administrator
Mike Calhoun is in the house. 




A dreary Friday afternoon won't keep Carmelites from 
celebrating. It' 3:00 pm time to get this party started!! 



Make sure to check the Centennial Website frequently
for details about the 100 events planned for Carmel's hundredth year and enjoy the following 20 minute video of the highlights of the Centennial Launch.  


Adventures of A Home Town Tourist Centennial Index
Carmel-by-the-Sea official Centennial Website 
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Pictures and video by - L A Momboisse www.carmelbytheseaca.blogspot.com