District 7 Councilmember Scott Sherman in front of the Allied Gardens clock tower. Photo courtesy District 7 Dispatch.

The Allied Gardens neighborhood celebrated its 60th anniversary Saturday with the unveiling of a new community clock tower and displays highlighting the history of the community.

The celebration will get underway at 3 p.m. with the history displays at the Union Bank building at 5121 Waring Road, followed an hour later by the dedication of the new Grantville-Allied Gardens Kiwanis Clock and commemorative bricks at the corner of Waring and Zion roads, according to city officials.

“I am proud to have grown up in the community of Allied Gardens and am excited to share our rich history with all of San Diego at this exciting event,” said Councilman Scott Sherman, who represents the community.

At 5:30 p.m., 100-year-old Allied Gardens resident Tom Kelley — one of the first of the neighborhood’s residents — will be honored at during cake cutting ceremony at the Union Bank building.

The event will also feature other foods at an anniversary price of 60 cents.

City News Service

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