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    Schools and Libraries To Receive Bicentennial Gift

    San Bernardino celebrates its Bicentennial throughout 2010. San Bernardino Bicentennial 1810-2010, a 200-page “coffee-table” book, commemorates the events and stories of the Bicentennial, including the monument dedication on San Bernardino’s 200th birthday, May 20, 2010. The Bicentennial Committee and area congressmen will present this book to schools and libraries on Monday, Aug. 30. Photo by Chris Sloan

    (SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) – The City of San Bernardino Bicentennial Committee will present every school and library in the city a copy of San Bernardino Bicentennial 1810-2010.

    The Bicentennial Committee will present copies of the book representatives of San Bernardino schools and libraries during a special ceremony Monday, Aug. 30 at 4 p.m. San Bernardino City Hall, 300 North D Street.

    “This is a coffee-table style book with lots of text and pictures,” said Bicentennial Committee Chairman Rabbi Hillel Cohn. “It is one of the lasting memories of the Bicentennial Celebration we have held this year, and we want to make it available to all our schools and libraries so they can share these memories with the public for years to come.”

    Congressmen Joe Baca and Jerry Lewis, who represent San Bernardino, will make the presentation. They both contributed the funds required for the initial research and writing.

    The 200-page “coffee-table” book was written by John Weeks and published by The Sun newspaper.

    Rabbi Hillel Cohn is the chairman of the Bicentennial Celebration Committee. Other Bicentennial Celebration Committee members are Erin Brinker (chair of the Public Relations & Marketing and July 4th Extravaganza committees), Jim Smith (chair of the Community Engagement committee), Cheryl Brown (chair of San Bernardino’s Got Talent,  Intergovernmental and Arts committees), Beverly Bird (chair of the Legend of the Arrowhead committee), Steven Shaw (chair of the History committee), David Smith (chair of the Finance committee), Jane Sneddon (chair of the Parade committee), Nick Colera (chair of the Plant 200 Trees committee, and Martha Pinckney (chair of the Gala committee.) The mayor and members of the San Bernardino Common Council appointed these members.

    Additional community volunteers who have taken on leadership of other committees are: Rev. Petra Malleis-Sterberg(Festival of Faiths), Edward Martinez (Leadership Cabinet), Peggi Hazlett (Mayor’s Run), Dr. Charles “Skip” Herbert (Coloring Books for Schools), Karen Blanco and Dameron Communications (Media) and The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire (Design).

    For additional details, contact Erin Brinker at (951) 323-9337 or go to http://sanbernardino200.org



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