The One Million Hour Party was a Success! As in 2001, and 2011, the Centennial Light Bulb reached another milestone. This time 1,000,000 hours! About 500 folks, family, and friends came to Livermore, CA for food, fun, entertainment, and history in the making. Some period costumes were worn, and the displays set the mood for an old fashioned good time.

It was held on Saturday June 27th, 2015 at the Fire Station # 6, 4550 East Ave. Livermore, CA, from 11 AM to 3 PM. The Fire Fighters Foundation sold food and souvenirs, and a barbeque. Many displays of artists, books, old bulbs, and live music. Free cake and ice cream were served by the Cowboy Cheerleaders from Livermore High School. Tom Bramell signed and sold his new book, A Million Hours of Service. All proceeds went to the Firefighters Foundation. Special guests were there as well, Catherine Baker of the State Assembly, Chris Leps (Director of Century of Light), Mike Dunstan (the 1972 reporter who broke the story of the historic lightbulb), relatives of Dennis Bernal, Eric Choi of Bulbrite, Kevin Gunn: Poet Laureate, and even Robert Livermore, (by Jeff Kaskey). Livermore Mayor John Marchand emceed the proceedings, and our new Fire Chief Ruben Torres led us in happy birthday for the Bulb. To those who couldn't be there please follow below for links to videos and photos from the day. ... and if you want to see what the Bulb thought about all this follow this link.

News & Personal Videos

KPIX Channel 5 News ABC7 News
Jones Video 1 Jones Video 2

by Don Downey

News Papers

Livermore Independent News

Contra Costa Times

Personal Photo Albums

Dick Jones Photos
Dodie Jones Photos

by Dick Dodie Jones

Steve Bunn's Photos

by Steve Bill Nale

Special Thanks to...

7--Eleven & their donations Cathy Baker Assemblymember
Tom Brammel & his new book All those who dressed the part
Chris & wife for coming Livermore High School Cheerleaders
TNT & Steven Powell for live music Our VIPs
Eric Choi of Bulbrite Kevin Gunn Poet Laureate
Volunteer Police Boy Scout Troop 939


Art by Kean Butterfield


New Bulb & Case Displays

Valley Catering: Sheet Cakes

Heavenly Bites

Baskin Robbins

Fire Fighters Foundation

Old Time Vehicles

Also our special thanks to:

  • 7-Eleven for Food
  • Water from Ising’s Culligan Water
  • Portable toilets from A-1 Rentals in Pleasanton

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