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Redmond Burns Brightly at Centennial Community Bonfire

An estimated 2,000 people turned out for Redmond's Centennial Community Bonfire event Sunday evening outside Redmond City Hall. Post your photos of the event here by clicking on the "upload" button.

An estimated 2,000 people turned out for Redmond's Centennial Community Bonfire event Sunday evening outside Redmond City Hall. 

The fire, made up of 70 logs and 10 cords of wood, blazed brightly while three local musical acts entertained the crowd. Those attending drank coffee and made s'mores over several burn barrels.

Redmond Mayor John Marchione said he was pleased with the crowd and the weather (30s and no rain).

"It's going very well," he said. "It's a chance for all of us to gather together and recognize the weight of 100 years."

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.

For more information on Redmond's history and centennial celebrations, visit 100years.redmond.gov or the Redmond Historical Society's web pages.

You can also click here to see an archive of centennial-related coverage on Redmond Patch.

Do you have photos from the centennial event? Post them here by clicking on "Upload Photos" button. 

Malia Kawaguchi December 31, 2012 at 07:03 AM
The sparks were the coolest thing... except maybe the reflection in city hall that made it look like there were two massive bonfires! :)

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