Atherton is about to turn 100, and the town is inviting everyone to its birthday party.
The Atherton Centennial Celebration will take place on Sunday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the town center, located at 80 Fair Oaks Lane, and will feature a variety of activities for all ages.
“The centennial celebration will include a tree giveaway, a musical performance from the Menlo-Atherton Jazz Band, catered food and ice cream, family-friendly activities and more,” the town said in a statement. “Residents who attend will receive an Atherton History Passport, which they can use to collect stamps while learning about Atherton’s past.”
The first 100 Atherton residents who collect enough stamps will receive a free 15-gallon oak tree, according to event organizers.
“Atherton’s 100-year anniversary is a milestone that deserves to be celebrated by the whole community,” said Council Member Rick DeGolia, according to the statement. “We invite all Athertonians to join us for this historic occasion and to appreciate the rich legacy of our town.”
Council Member Elizabeth Lewis added that the planned schedule of celebratory events will help residents learn more about Atherton’s history and culture.
“We hope that residents will have a memorable and enjoyable time at the celebration and learn something new about our town,” Lewis said.
Due to limited parking at the town center, attendees are encouraged to walk, bike or carpool to the celebration. Overflow parking will be available at Holbrook Palmer Park with a shuttle service to the town center, according to event organizers.