On Nov. 30, 2012 the city of Campbell celebrated the Campbell Community Center's 25th anniversary with cake, songs and a tree lighting.
"One of the strengths of Campbell is the sense of community and the community center is the crown jewel," says Cynthia Bojorquez, Campbell Recreation Department Director. "It's a place that you can come and meet one another and build that sense of community that makes Campbell unique."
Now, the organizers of that event invite the community to come out for their “Community Champions Celebration and Comedy Night” on Jan. 11, 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Theatre. The event aims at recognizing all those that have been supporters of the Campbell Community Center during its 25 years.
The night's entertainment will be offered by ComedySportz, "an interactive comedy show where teams of performers improvise an entire show all based on audience suggestions. It is clean, fast and interactive fun for all audiences."
Twenty seven years ago in August, the city of Campbell purchased the building on the corner of Winchester Boulevard and Campbell Avenue for a cool $9 million, according to Jeannette Watson's book: "Campbell--The Orchard City."
The property, then owned by the Campbell Union High School District, was home to the only high school within the city's boundaries--Campbell High School. It operated from 1900 to 1980. After improvements and renovations were completed, the lights went on in 1989.
The event takes place Friday, Jan. 11 at the Heritage Theatre. The following is the night's agenda:
- 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Cocktail Hour
- 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Program
Proceeds of the event go to support the development of an outdoor fitness area for local youth.