Centennial celebration marks incorporation, not founding of Burbank.
You either make history, or you live it. Some people have the chutzpah to do both.
If you’ve ever met Mary Jane Strickland, you know what I mean.
Last week I called her to ask about the city’s 100th birthday. I had briefly attended the Chamber of Commerce’s centennial gala on Saturday and I got a good flavor for the city’s wide variety of businesses and neighbors. But I wanted to know more about the new city I call home, so I figured the head of the Burbank Historical Society could teach me a thing or two. I called Strickland two days later.
If I want to know about the events around the centennial, she said, I’ll have to call the city. In the meantime, “I have a running battle with them because it is not the founding of the city” that we are celebrating.