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June 21, 2005 > A day at the depot

A day at the depot

Before airplanes dotted the skies and ribbons of asphalt and concrete stretched across the nation, rail traffic was predominant. The "iron horse" linked communities including the Washington Township (Tri-Cities) to the rest of the Bay Area and beyond. Reminders of the past glory of train travel remain and trains still play an important role, transporting raw materials, finished goods and people.

Each year, the Centerville Business Association pays homage to Centerville's past, present and future by hosting an annual Depot Day. In recognition of the importance of rail service to the community, the celebration is held at the historic Centerville Depot. The 6th annual Depot Day celebration will be on Saturday, June 25th from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and extend from the Centerville Depot located at 37260 Fremont Blvd. across the tracks to Bill Ball Plaza. A Saturday Farmer's Market on nearby Bonde Way will be open that morning from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Depot Day will feature an art show sponsored by Jan's Art Studio, live music, arts & crafts, carnival booths, a merchant fair, a kid's interactive learning and crafting area hosted by Kimbooki and Kidango and a historic walking tour of Centerville. The tour of about 1 hour will visit points of interest in the area. Tours leave at noon, 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Information about construction of the new Centerville Market Place scheduled to open in 2007, will also be available at the event.

Local business sponsors include Central Chevrolet, Martin's Beauty Supply, Charter Developers, The Fremont Family Resource Center, Fremont Lincoln Mercury, and Dale Hardware. The Centerville Business Association is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the economic and social welfare of the Centerville District of the City of Fremont.

For more in formation please contact Maggie Pederson at (510) 797-1210 or by e-mail at

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