Governor to Speak at Rites Opening Centennial Period

This city's nine-month centennial extravaganza will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Queen Mary and Spruce Goose. The opening ceremony will feature the presentation of a large birthday cake to city residents who are 100 years old.

Gov. George Deukmejian will speak at the event, which will include a commemoration of historical landmarks and music by the Long Beach Junior Concert Band.

After the ceremony and throughout the weekend, Shoreline Village will present a two-day centennial festival featuring music, entertainment, food and special events such as an 1880s-style bathing suit contest.

The centennial kickoff concludes Sunday with a 10-K run through Long Beach.

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