Redmond city staffers seem to be in a celebratory mood as they prep for Sunday's Centennial Community Bonfire event. Posting updates to Facebook and YouTube, staff has chronicled the building of the bonfire (made up of 70 logs and 10 cords of wood) near Redmond City Hall.
Things are going to really heat up, sorry…couldn’t resist, when we set the winter darkness ablaze with what the Mayor [John Marchione] has called “the biggest birthday candle” to help celebrate Redmond’s 100th birthday. Oh, and y’all are invited! So what else do you do with a bonfire, besides…duh, keep warm? Roast marshmallows, of course, with your friends and family while listening to music in the glow of luminarias. Spark your interest? Then we’ll see you there! --City of Redmond post on Facebook
The Dec. 30 bonfire will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Redmond City Hall campus, 15670 NE 85th St. The event will feature live music, free coffee samples and a special centennial luminaria display. (S'mores kits will be available to purchase for $2; proceeds benefit the Redmond Kiwanis Club.)
Redmond was incorporated as a city on Dec. 31, 1912, when the birth of Ernest Alexander Adams brought the town's population to 300—the number required by state law. Since then, Redmond has grown to a city of 17 square miles with 54,144 residents.
—Information from a City of Redmond news release