Lakewood’s 60th anniversary open house on March 21 was just the start of a series of celebrations and special features related to the city’s birthday. Collector’s pins, concerts and more celebrate the anniversary all year.
At Lakewood events throughout the year, special 60th anniversary collector’s pins will be made available. A different pin will be unveiled on each occasion.
Special commorative pins continue to be offered for sale at events like the Pan American Fiesta, Memorial Day ceremonies and Concerts in the Park.
A total of seven have been created. Once a pin is unveiled, it can then be purchased at city hall at a nominal cost (most are $1). Call 562-866-9771, extension 3123 for details.
Going with the 60th anniversary theme, the 2014 Concerts in the Park series features music selections with a special focus on music from a different decades. See the schedule at www.lakewoodcity.org/concerts or call 562-866-9771, extension 2408.
The over 300 historic Lakewood photos exhibited at the March 21, 2014 open house remain viewable online at www.lakewoodcity.org/60thPhotos. Some can even be printed from the site in various sizes, which can make a lovely addition to a Lakewood home or business.
Also perfect for a Lakewood home or office (or for a future gift to someone special) is the 127-page commemorative photo book “Images of America: Lakewood.” Get yours for $15 at city hall, or by calling 562-866-9771, extension 3123, or online at the Club Lakewood eStore.
What Lakewood Means to Me
Honoring Lakewood’s Military Members and Veterans
Then and Now
Pan American Festival
See CityTV video coverage of the special March 21, 2014 event honoring Lakewood's 60th birthday.
Lakewood’s 60th Anniversary Celebration was generously cosponsored by the following Lakewood businesses and organizations, including:
Diamond sponsors: R.F. Dickson Company, H&H Nursery, Piazza Family McDonald’s Restaurants, and Lakewood Dental Arts
Platinum sponsors: EDCO Waste Services and Saylor Insurance Agency
Gold sponsors: Advanced Pain Specialists of Southern California, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe and Lakewood Center
Silver sponsors: Pieology Pizzeria, Lakewood Pan American Association and Lakewood City Attorney Steve Skolnik
Bronze sponsors: Coast Storage, M.A.W. Children’s Center, Saint Joseph High School, Swan Nails, the Water Replenishment District of Southern California, Soroptimist International of Lakewood-Long Beach, HearUSA/HEARx and the Rotary Club of Lakewood California.
Other Lakewood events throughout 2014 will have a fun 60th Anniversary theme. So stay tuned!