CALEXICO — The 93rd anniversary of this city will be celebrated in early April with three days of events, including a reception for local pioneer families, a downtown block party and a fiesta in Rockwood Plaza.
On April 5 the city of Calexico will host a reception in the lobby of the historic Hotel De Anza senior apartments.
Honoring the pioneering families of Calexico with photo displays and a recognition ceremony, the event also will include a food fair put on by various Calexico restaurants. The reception will start at 6 p.m. and tickets can be obtained through the Calexico Chamber of Commerce at 357-1166.
Starting at 3 p.m. April 6, the Calexico Business Improvement District and the Chamber of Commerce will stage a "downtown extravaganza" block party. Featuring music, raffles, prizes and discounts at downtown shops, the event will run through the evening. For more information call Roy Dorantes of Western Auto at 357-6894.