Celebrate Fremont's 50th Anniversary Blog: The Impossible [and Inspiring] Dream

Monday, September 18, 2006

The Impossible [and Inspiring] Dream

We've got news about the hottest show in town!

The Fremont Library has booked two inspirational local celebrities for their last installment of the Celebrate Fremont Library Speaker Series.

Two of the founding fathers, Don Dillon and Jack Parry, will be presenting "The Impossible Dream" at the Fremont Main Library on Wednesday, September 20 at 7pm. Come to hear about the city's birth. Their stories and their pictures are inspirational and outstanding. Fremontonians have been awaiting this presentation all year!

Learn how five little townships came together to govern themselves, launching the new City of Fremont one minute after midnight on January 23, 1956. Not only instrumental in the formation of Fremont, both speakers served on the City Council including serving as Mayor. Niles native, Jack Parry, was Chairman of the first Planning Commission. Don Dillon moved to the area in 1954, founding Four Winds Growers Nursery and quickly becoming involved in the movement for a new city. Their deep community roots and abiding commitment to Fremont enrich their personal stories of the city’s birth.

Fremont Libraries Manager, Angela Yang, is thrilled to share this event with the community. “We are so fortunate to have these two wonderful gentlemen to share their stories with us. Their vision, courage, and guts made Fremont a beautiful place for generations to live and enjoy. We are honored that they will wrap up a fantastic series of local history lectures”.

Copies of Don Dillon’s DVD “The Impossible Dream: The First 25 Years” will be available for sale at the program.

Don't worry you don't need tickets...but come early because word on the street is that there will be lots of folks there!