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City Moves Forward With San Antonio Tricentennial Celebration Planning


San Antonio marks its Tricentennial in 2018, but Wednesday, the celebration officially kicked off. 

Organizers of San Antonio’s 300th birthday say it’s about celebrating where the city has come from, and where it’s going.

Tricentennial committee chair Lionel Sosa says the anniversary is also about inclusion.

“We all know that there’s no city that celebrates better than san Antonio, and we want everybody to participate,"says Sosa, "because this is a city of inclusivity, it’s a welcoming city.” 

At the celebration kickoff, the Trientennial’s websitewas revealed, where individuals and organizations can learn more about how they can get involved. 

An emblem for the celebration was also revealed. Sosa says the big bright “300” represents the multicultural city, and will be instantly recognizable as a marker for events and merchandise.

“It takes in the colors of san Antonio," says Sosa. "It takes in a simple celebratory spirit.”

Organizers have more than a year to plan, and they’re starting now collecting community input, scheduling a calendar of events, and gathering sponsors, including their first corporate sponsor, AT&T.

Virginia joined Texas Public Radio in September, 2015. Prior to hosting and producing Fronteras for TPR, she worked at WBOI in Indiana to report on often overlooked stories in the community. Virginia began her reporting career at the Statehouse in Salem, OR, and has reported for the Northwest News Network and Oregon Public Broadcasting.