MB Centennial Picnic Photos

The historical picnic that followed the parade on Saturday was a nice finishing touch to yet another celebration of the city's 100th anniversary.

The current Manhattan Beach City Council helped cut the cake to celebrate the city's 100th anniversary at a historical picnic in Polliwog Park. Beckers Bakery, a longtime MB business, created the special cakes for the occasion.

Manhattan Beach resident Wilmer Drake and his sons were announced as "Best Car" in the centennial parade that was held right before the picnic. They rode in a Packard.

Councilman Nick Tell, who is on the city's centennial committee, which has been responsible for planning events to commemorate the 100th anniversary, gave opening remarks at the picnic.

Young at Art had projects for kids, food trucks offered their signature fare, the MB Historical Society held tours of its historical building in Polliwog Park, a band played and there were fun games for the kids.

Upload your photos and tell us about your experience at the picnic Saturday!

jw_mb resident May 22, 2012 at 12:49 AM
It was so cool! I wish there were a few more food trucks with better vegetarian/vegan options but the ones that were there were cool. I camped out at one before they opened so I had a good spot, but boy were those lines long! I also appreciated the complimentary refreshments, but I am sure we had paid for them already somehow ;) I have a lot of photos from that day. I can probably email them all from my phone!
Liz Spear May 22, 2012 at 01:05 AM
Please do email them to liz.spear@patch.com. Thanks! Or you can upload them yourself... Glad you had such a great time!
Zein E. Obagi May 22, 2012 at 03:42 AM
Manhattan Beach, congratulations on 100 years! I hope to represent you in Congress, and ask for your vote on June 5, 2012 in California's primary election. You can watch my video from the last congressional debate here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aq6MnpeVmY
Gerry O'Connor May 23, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Gotta love that photo of Manhattan Beach's oldest resident, Wilmer Drake, along with his two sons! Also particularly heartwarming was the sight of so many folks taking a sincere interest in the MB Historical Society Museum (so I added a few related photos). The Parade was absolutely phenomenal, and the Picnic that followed provided for a wonderful community gathering. Former Mayor and town historian Jan Dennis can never be adequately thanked for her outstanding vision and tireless perseverance in initiating, assembling, promoting and presenting us with this totally inclusive, community celebration of our Centennial.


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