I want to take this opportunity to publicly thank the many city employees, civic organizations and businesses that pulled together on Nov. 17 to help the city celebrate the grand opening of the new El Centro Town Square.
It was an excellent demonstration of how public and private sectors can partner to stage major events. This was a combined effort of the El Centro Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, Imperial County Arts Council, Imperial Valley Film Commission, the Downtown El Centro Association, the city of El Centro and the El Centro Redevelopment Agency.
The Arts Council's day-long series of children's events kept the Town Square busy throughout the day. Also, it assisted in providing guidance in putting together the evening's show.
Members of the El Centro Firefighters Association served an outstanding barbecue. Their participation came after a very busy day fighting a major fire in the county. Despite being very tired, these committed city servants were there throughout the evening.