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Lompoc wrapping up weekend-long 135th birthday celebration

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Posted at 10:21 AM, Aug 13, 2023

 The City of Lompoc is wrapping up its weekend 135th birthday celebrations Sunday.

An event recognizing the city’s actual birthday and the electric division’s 100th birthday took place at 11 a.m. Centennial Square Park.

The city unveiled a revamped Centennial Park where they installed a new flag pole, fresh grass, and a new sign for the park. According to Lompoc's city manager, the city is investing 10 million dollars into the city's parks.

"Celebrating 135 years is pretty impressive given the ups and downs that we've had and we're coming out of another time frame of financial difficulty," Lompoc Mayor Jenelle Osborne told KSBY. "But we're investing in the community and things are on the up."

The festivities began Friday at the Old Town Market that included the Lompoc Police Foundation Old Town Cruise.

The Lompoc Police Car Show was then held Saturday.

The car show usually takes place at Ryon Park but was held in Old Town this year for the first time. Organizers say there was a good turnout.