Sunday, June 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Pasadena links

Carlos Illingworth from Vons, Mayor Bill Bogaard and Phyllis Currie of Pasadena Water and Power prepare to cut the centerpiece cake at Pasadena’s 126th birthday party.
As promised--links to my articles about the 126th birthday celebration for the City of Pasadena!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Pasadena Celebrates 126th Birthday

And of course, there was cake.  The six sheet cakes served as confectionary photo albums, with pictures from the collection of host Pasadena Museum of History decorating the tops.  The focus was on sports, the arts, transportation, technology, neighborhoods, and water.  There were also activities for the kids and a "passport raffle". 

The cake at left was the seventh of the ceremonial cakes, a crowning achievement for the Crown City.  A dozen plain cakes were sliced up for partygoers to enjoy, and believe me, it was delicious.

Over the next few days, I'll be posting articles in my Tournament of Roses column about the party, the cake, and the people who were there.