Wednesday Feb 24 2010 comments Streetscape celebration By: Auburn Journal photography by Ben Furtado -A +A Ben Furtado/Auburn Journal After the ceremonial Streetscape ribbon cutting the fire pit blazes for the first time as Bailey Cook, 11, daughter of Sean Cook, owner of Cook Engineering, enjoys the warmth along side her brother Dalton, 7, as Rayne Santamaria holds her 7-month old son Cruz with Marita Rogers, 7, and Hazel Rogers Wednesday evening in Downtown Auburn. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalDowntown Auburn resident, Sally Palmer Dawley dons her T-shirt letting the crowd know she endured and survived nightly construction while the first phase of Streetscape was being built. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalThe view from the top story window of the Masonic Lodge will forever be changed as people mingle during the celebration of Streetscape phase one Wednesday evening. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalWillard The Wiz is always a crowd favorite with the ladies, as Jennifer Richardson enjoys his silly antics. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalKate Kirsh of Foothill Associates and Dennis Durham of Interiors Unlimited view a temporary example of a plaque which will later display historical photos of Downtown Auburn. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalTeri Gibson of Tango Frozen Yogurt hands out samples of the frozen treat to Sara Packard, as Jerry Kopp sneaks in to grab his free sample. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalKAHI radio personality Dave Rosenthal is always sure to get great quotes as he interviews Chamber president Bill Radakovitz during the Streetscape festivities. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalAuburn City Mayor Bridget Powers thanks the skies above for not raining during the Streetscape celebration. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalKids stand by anticipating the lighting of the fire pit by Auburn City Mayor Bridget Powers. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalCity Mayor Bridget Powers cuts the ceremonial Streetscape red ribbon, as City Councilman Kevin Hanley, left and city engineering division manager Bernie Schroeder stand by. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalA standing view of the sunset and State Theatre marquee add to the ambiance of the Streetscape. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalPeople gather around the fire pit as the sun finally goes down after the Streetscape celebration.