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Dignitaries, Local Groups and Residents come out to Pay Tribute at IB Library 100 year Celebration!

Oct 20, 2015 12:19AM ● By Paul Spear

Dignitaries, Local Groups and Residents come out to Pay Tribute at IB Library 100 year

  Celebration! This included Girl Scout Troop #6179 from Imperial Beach, IB Lifeguards, Friends of the Library, Job Corps, San Diego County Supervisor Cox, IB Mayor Dedina, IB Councilmembers Bragg, Patton and Springs and more!

Among the dignitaries there and speaking at the tribute and celebration were: San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox, Susan Moore, Deputy Director for San Diego County Library, June Engel Branch Manager of the IB 
 Library, IB Mayor Serge Dedina along with Council Members, Bobby Patton, Lorie Bragg and Ed Spriggs. Also speaking was Nancy Stone, President of Friends of the IB Library.

Others there but not speaking were Ken Blinsman, President of the Boys and Girls club of South County, Aaron Ruiz from the Boys and Girls Club, Lt Dave Brown, Commander at the IB Sheriff Station, Brian and Helen from the Imperial Beach Lifeguards were there manning a booth and dancers were on hand from Ballet Folklorico, there were dancers that provided a special show for all guests. Note: They will have their own article. And more that if I forgot you, I apologize.


Two Special Cakes were made. One had a picture of the library in 1915 and the other what the library is expected to look like when finished in the last part of 2016.


Girl Scout Troop #6179, is a Daisy/Brownie Combo troop from Imperial Beach helped out at the celebration. I took there photographs and you can identify the girls in the "Photo Gallery" by the following information:


The names of the girls in Brown Vest are:
Liliana Jimenez
Eileen Ramirez
Danielle Trevino
Eioni Wilson
In the Blue Vest:
Isabella Jimenez (pony tail)
Azul Herrera (hair down)

 They helped with a few things but what I like most is that there were Free Postcard that they, the scouts, would draw pictures on your post card for you that Commemorated the IB Library 100 Year Anniversary and then after postage had been paid and a stamp put on the postcard it would receive a commemorative rubber stamp on the post card. Then it was forwarded to the US Postal Service for delivery. These should already be extremely valuable collector items. 


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