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Gilbert celebrates 100 years

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Gilbert, Arizona turns 100 July 6, 2020. The town incorporated July 6, 1920./YourValley.net

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The Town of Gilbert is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2020, and Mayor Jenn Daniels is taking residents on a virtual party through Gilbert Good News, a 13-minute virtual birthday party inspired by John Krasinski’s Some Good News.

The video features prominent community members including Jon Asher Himes, who as a youth growing up in Gilbert helped to refurbish the famous water tower, Sonia Ruiz, whose family has lived in Gilbert for many generations, and former Mayor John Lewis who makes a special appearance from across the globe, according to a release. The video also celebrates highlights from the past year featuring community members, first responders and a 100-year-old Gilbert resident Marty Sherbecoe.

“Gilbert is officially 100 years old, and while our centennial year has brought some challenging times for our community, we still have much to celebrate,” Ms. Daniels said in the release. “Since we can’t come together in person due to COVID-19, I hope you’ll join me for Gilbert’s virtual birthday party so that we can come together to recognize our past, present and future as we begin the next 100 years.”

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