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Altadena Celebrates 125th Birthday (Photos)

Hundreds turned out to dance, eat, mingle and celebrate Altadena's past, present and future at Altadena's 125 Birthday at Farnsworth Park's Davies Building Saturday night.

Defying the expectations of even the organizers, Altadenans came out in droves Saturday night for Altadena's 125th Birthday at Farnsworth's Park's Davies Building.

People of all ages dressed in costumes, danced to "gypsy jazz" by The Bohemians, ate a smorgasboard of food that was donated by local businesses or homemade by residents and explored the many art and historical exhibits that showcased Altadena's scenery, businesses, people, landmarks, natural disasters and more.

"Everybody pitched in," event Chair Michele Zack told Patch Saturday night. "What I didn't expect was 60 sponsors. There's a real hunger. If you ask Altadenans, they will rise to the occasion."

Zack and co-organizers put together the event in seven weeks as a way to celebrate Altadena Heritage's 25th birthday and Altadena's 125th birthday happening this year.

A costume contest, Altadena history presentation, Altadena song and lots of birthday cake also highlighted the evening.

Share your photos or video from the birthday party by uploading them to this gallery.

Leslie Aitken November 05, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Great job!! Can we do it again sooner than 25 years from now......I would be 84 then......good Lord willing and the creek don't rise!!
Hugo November 06, 2012 at 05:10 AM
Had a great time. And it was awesome to see the diversity of our community.
P.S. Rogers November 06, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Here's a link to a video I shot at the birthday party. Please enjoy! http://youtu.be/feQj-Q7nS1Q
Pauline Dutton November 07, 2012 at 03:23 AM
What a fun event and now we have the photos to prove it! Thanks for the memories! Pauli

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