Time is flying with meetings, repairs to our buildings and grounds, and plans for several activities for September and the fall. Check out the calendar printed in the newsletter so you don't miss out.
Lakeside Heritage Days coming in October: This year, the Lakeside Hometown Reunion Dinner will be on Saturday, October 27, 1 - 4:00 p.m. at the Historical Society.
We will be celebrating 30 years of the organization of the Lakeside Historical Society, so we need all of our members for the party--it's all about you. And, Sunday, October 28, 9-3:00 p.m., will be the Lakeside Speedway Centennial - Barney Oldfield vintage "car race" at Lindo Park. This is a once-in-a lifetime event 1907 - 2007, an old-fashioned day in the park. Costumes encouraged.
Also, save December 1, 2007, Saturday, for another great Holiday Home Tour. This year chairman Dolores Gruner will showcase homes in the El Monte Valley area, and a reception afterwards at the Historical Society. Stay tuned.
Noah Tafolla, mastermind of Wonderland, a T.V. program about the histories of the many small towns around San Diego County, visited Lakeside during Western Days to make a video about our town to add to the series. The Lakeside video was played on KPBS during the month of May, garnering good publicity for the Historical Society and Lakeside. DVDs are for sale at the History Center store for $15.00 if you didn't catch it on T.V., and makes a good gift for out of town members and family -- Christmas is coming.
The historical society tour adventures have been fun. Some of our members went to glamorous Palm Springs in May to see the Palm Springs Follies and dine among the stars. In June, seventeen members traveled to Fillmore (north of LA) for the Fillmore and Western luncheon train trip. They reported it reminiscent of old days in Lakeside, as they visited towns with unique restored old buildings (Betty McMillen's passion), the orange groves and packing sheds, slow pace -- did I mention food? -- always good food. The next trip planned is the Historic Trains of the Southwest scheduled for November 4th, several train and old west attractions around Arizona. Thank you to our members who participated, and thank you so much to Wanderlust Travel for organizing the tours and donating a portion of the proceeds to the Lakeside Historical Society building restoration fund. Where would you like to go? Let us know as future trips are being planned.
The Museum docents were extremely busy June and July giving demonstrations and tours of the old church and museum to our Lakeside School students, the Girl