George Tanimura of Tanimura & Antle celebrated his milestone centennial birthday this weekend. Family, business partners and friends joined together to honor Tanimura at a gala dinner, which was held at the Tanimura & Antle home ranch. Eight skydivers jumped from 8,000 feet, streaming smoke trails and colorful banners on their way down to greet the event's 600 guests. Taiko drummers entertaind the crowd, and after dinner there was a video tribute, as well as a 15-minute fireworks display.
George Tanimura hitting the Taiko drum, signifying the start of the party.
Eight skydivers jumped from 8,000 feet, streaming smoke trails and colorful banners on their way down to greet the event's 600 guests.
Rick Antle, Michael Antle, Caitlin Antle Wilson and Mike Antle.
George Tanimura with his family: his wife, Masaye, Ken and Leslie Morishita, and Glenn and Sheila Tanimura.
George Tanimura, co-chairman of T&A, and Masaye Tanimura with Tonya Antle and Rick Antle, president and CEO of T&A.
Cass Antle, Congressman Sam Farr (D-CA) and David Gill of Gills Onions.
Chuck and Carmen Schreiber of SACA Trading with George Tanimura.
A deliciously appropriate birthday cake.
Jim and Janice Bogart of Grower Shipper Association.
Congressman Sam Farr (D-CA) and Tonya Antle with Susan and David Gill of Gills Onions.
Secretary Leon Panetta, secretary of defense and CIA head (retired), with Bob Antle.
Bob Antle, co-chairman of Tanimura & Antle, John Alvarez of Alvarez Trucking and Congressman Sam Farr (D-CA).
The birthday celebration included a 15-minute fireworks display.