March 28

March 28, 1949: An estimated 40,000 people attended the formal opening of The Lacy Gardens, state police said after the eight-hour event. The record-breaking crowd viewed the azalea terraces, flower beds and waterfall designed by landscape architect Leonard Riggs across the street from the Lacy estate.

March 28, 1954: The Longview Civic Music Association had the largest membership in its history after a weeklong membership drive. More than 1,000 concertgoers had joined in order to be eligible to attend four concerts during the 1954-1955 season.

March 28, 1994: City officials said they’d expand the Longview Activity Complex with anything from a rodeo arena or ice skating rink to a zoo, if enough residents expressed an interest. Other ideas included creating facilities for girls’ fast-pitch baseball and keeping the library open on holidays.