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12/4/07

Lubbock Native Named Centennial Celebration Spokesperson

Lubbock is planning its 100th birthday and Hub City native Mac Davis is helping kick off the festivities.

Lubbock turns 100 years old in March of 2009. However, that Centennial celebration will actually be a year-long effort, which started Tuesday. 

At a satellite interview Davis accepted a hometown offer to be the spokesperson for Lubbock's Centennial celebration.

"We never discussed another name. So we are so appreciative that you (Davis) are going to be our spokesperson," Linda Gaither, Lubbock Centennial Committee Chairwoman said.

"I'm honored and flattered," Davis added.

 Upon accepting, Davis wasted no time and immediately started talking up the party. 

"It sounds like an awful lot of fun. I know that will be involved with the March of 2008 opening ceremony and then July 4th the big show," Davis added.

For more than a year, the Lubbock Centennial Committee has been meeting and planning the year-long celebration. Gaither told NewsChannel 11, the group was appointed and charged by the mayor to educate, commemorate and celebrate.

"It's just going to be about who we are and where we've come from. We're going to have an Easter egg roll for the kiddos, we're going to have a Cotton Ball and we're going to do the 4th of July," Gaither added.

It is a 100th year birthday party where Gaither said everyone should find a candle to blow out.

"We want people there. It's about Lubbock and the people," Gaither explained.

The official Lubbock Centennial painting will be unveiled this Thursday. Opening ceremonies will take place March 2, at the City Bank Coliseum.

To find out how you can get involved click here.

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