February 1, 2005 > NUMMI gifts $10,000 to Fremont's 50th Anniversary Celebration
NUMMI gifts $10,000 to Fremont's 50th Anniversary Celebration
by Rhonda Rigenhagen
Fremont residents attending the public planning meeting at Fremont Main Library on Jan. 31were among the first to learn that New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI) will contribute $10,000 to the city's 50th anniversary celebration. Announcement of the gift follows Fremont city council's decision last week to provide $10,000 in seed funding in order to encourage contributions from the private sector.
"We are delighted to receive such substantial early support from the business community," said Irene Koehler, chair of the executive steering committee for the event. "We hope this will prompt other businesses to sign on now as well. Early contributions make it much easier to plan well."
"Fremont joined us in celebrating NUMMI's 20th anniversary last year," said NUMMI spokesperson Rhonda Rigenhagen. "We are pleased to return the favor by providing $10,000 in seed money for the city's 50th anniversary celebration."
Approximately 100 attendees at the Jan. 31meeting also witnessed the unveiling of the anniversary logo and signed up for the committees and teams that will plan and implement the anniversary festivities over the next year. It was the second meeting in which interested residents gathered to contribute ideas for the occasion. The initial meeting took place Jan. 6, from which a steering committee and an organizational structure have emerged, along with an array of potential projects and activities.
More information is available on the newly created Web site for the event, www.celebratefremont.org.