The city of Glendale and the Glendale Chamber of Commerce will hold a sold-out celebration tonight at the Civic Auditorium to commemorate the city's 85th anniversary and the chamber's 80 years of activities.
More than 600 people are expected to attend "Glendale 85/80," featuring food and entertainment from Glendale's Hispanic, Armenian, Indian, Filipino and Korean communities.
Founded in 1906, Glendale has grown from a community of less than 1,500 acres to a city encompassing more than 30 square miles with a population of more than 180,000--ranking it third in size in Los Angeles County and 92nd in the nation, according to the 1990 Census.
Several Glendale organizations, including Carnation Co., Glendale Adventist Hospital and Glendale Community College, paid $400 per table for representatives to attend the event, a chamber spokeswoman said. All seats were sold two days before the event, she said.