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Time Capsule Ready for May 26 Centennial Celebration

The seal that will be set above the time capsule notes that Perris is turning 100 years old
The seal that will be set above the time capsule notes that Perris is turning 100 years old.

The final two pieces needed for Perris officials to bury the City’s Centennial time capsule have arrived.

The plaque with the time capsule dedication and the seal that will lie over the capsule and its concrete vault are waiting for Thursday’s ceremony in which the capsule will be filled with artifacts from Perris’ first 100 years and buried near City Council Chambers. The seal includes the inscription “Recognizing History and Innovation: 100th Anniversary City of Perris 1911-2011.”

The inscription on the plaque reads: “In honor of the City’s 100th anniversary, a time capsule has been placed in these grounds to be opened in the year 2111.” The plaque also includes the names of the Perris City Council and City administrators.

Work on the Time Capsule site is rapidly concluding.

The time capsule plaque will be unveiled during Thursday’s ceremonies
The time capsule plaque will be unveiled during Thursday’s ceremonies.

The concrete vault that will encase the stainless steel time capsule is in place.  Workers poured the concrete slab and installed a bench next to the time capsule location in the last few days. 

A bevy of dignitaries representing elected leaders in Riverside County, Sacramento and Washington are slated to appear at the ceremony, which kicks off at 2 p.m.

“It’s really here,” said Perris Mayor Pro-Tem Joanne Evans. “The excitement is really building. The big day is almost here. I am really proud to be Mayor Pro-Tem of the City of Perris. The City Council and staff have worked hard to build up our City.  A hundred years from now someone will see my name on the Time Capsule and know the Evanses did something for the City of Perris.”

The VIPs include Perris Mayor Daryl Busch, Mayor Pro-Tem Evans and City Council members Al Landers, Rita Rogers and Mark Yarbrough. Other dignitaries include Riverside County Supervisor Marion Ashley and representatives from State Sen. Bill Emmerson and U.S. Rep. Daryl Issa.

Workers began the process of installing a bench at the time capsule last week
The time capsule plaque will be unveiled during Thursday’s ceremonies.

Award-winning journalist Rick Lozano, of KTTV Fox News 11 in Los Angeles will serve as emcee of the event and will introduce all the speakers. Other activities include pony rides, foods vendors, a petting zoo, an elephant show, vintage cars and race cars, the Perris High School Marching Band, jumpers, a hot-air balloon, clown, face-painting and the Perris Posse.