:: Number of wars memorialized at War Memorial Park– 10
:: This was the 57th year that the Senior choir from Central High performed at the City Hall tree lighting ceremony.
:: The tree lighting was was also the 57th consecutive public appearance at which Mayor Wilders made a joke about calling his “Old buddy,” Rick Mellers (Channel 6 meteorologist) and “ordering up some good weather.” It was also the 57th time an assembled crowd laughed politely.
:: Michael is the only Jackson sibling to have not performed at a venue in this city at one time or another. Tito has done so three times.
:: City parks with dog runs- 8
:: City parks with cat runs- 1
:: Walter Matthau once served as honorary mayor for a day, on April 10th, 1979. Jack Lemmon was specifically not invited to the ceremony.
:: This is the 23rd rainiest city in the continental United States.
:: Number of NBA teams who were wooed in the course of the planning and construction of downtown’s Fourth Financial Arena– 3
:: Number of NBA teams who currently make Fourth Financial Arena their home- 0
:: Number of minor league hockey teams who currently make Fourth Financial Arena their home- 1
– R. White