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President's Message
Chris Herzog, President

Well, by the time you read this the 30th Lakeside Heritage Day will have passed and now we are pressing on into the winter season focusing on Thanksgiving time and Christmas holidays. My mother once (probably more than once) said "the older you get the faster time goes by" and so true, so true. How come Mother’s are so smart?

I want to thank all those who worked so hard to put on the Heritage Day Dinner here at the Old Church -- it was a great day -- and the Speedway Centennial in Lindo Park. Dixie Lansdowne and her Heritage Day Committee were wonderful, and the Centennial Speedway Committee was outstanding. Those two events were milestones for this organization and you all did a really great job. Say, did you get to meet John Gay? Yes, he was there in spirit, but also John F. Gay was there, a great-great nephew descendant, who came all the way from Louisiana for the event.

Outside our organization, special appreciation goes to Barona Resort & Casino and San Diego County Parks and Recreation for their sponsorship and guidance in the event. Additionally, we give special thanks to the many other organizations in Lakeside for volunteering their services and cooperation: The Barona Band of Mission Indians, The Lakeside Chamber of Commerce, the River Park Conservancy, Moose Lodge #1731, El Capitan High School, El Cap Key Club, Lakeside Optimist, Monday Night Car Club, Lakeside Equipment Sales & Rental, Duane Dubbs Enterprises, Miss Lakeside Queen and court, San Diego Visitors’ Bureau East, California Highway Patrol and Santee Sheriff Volunteers, Carter Smith VFW, Lakeside Middle School PLAY, and Town & Country Printing. We couldn’t have done it without their help.

Even though it is the end of October, 2007 will wind up fast and we are looking forward to a new administration of officers and projects to guide the Society starting January 2008.

Please note that November 12th will be a special meeting date, not our usual 4th Monday, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. We usually have pot luck dinner to share the Thanksgiving friendship with members and, since it is Veterans Day, we will give a salute to remember our military boys. The main order of business for this meeting is to elect the new officers for the Lakeside Historical Society, so I hope you will be there.

Also, Friday, November 30 will be the Sprit of Christmas in Lakeside, presented by the Lakeside Chamber of Commerce. Join the fun on Maine Avenue from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and watch the Christmas tree lighting ceremony and arrival of Santa in the patio of the Historical Society where we will have open house, with the Museum

open as well.
  Saturday, December 1st from 11:00 to 3:00 p.m. is the Historical Society's Annual Holiday Home tour.  Chairman Dolores Gruner has five homes arranged for viewing around Lakeside, and refreshments and entertainment afterwards at the old Church. You won't want to miss this.
  We also have planned a fundraiser bus trip to the Regan Library on December 6th:  "Christmas Around the World at the Regan Library" -- $99 for luxury coach, tour library, spectacular Christmas trees and decorations, buffet luncheon, and more. Please call the Historical Society for reservations 561-1886, this is sure to sell out fast.
  December 10th will be our final meeting for 2007 and installation of officers.  So that's the plan, see you all soon.

Calendar of Events ... things to do

Every 4th Sunday of the month

VFW Ladies Auxiliary Fundraiser Breakfasts - $8.00.
9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Carter-Smith Post #5867, 12650 Lindo Lane, Lakeside. Everyone is Welcome!

November 3rd & 4th

13th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Fundraiser for Sherman Heights Neighborhood Cultural Council. In Mexico they decorate the graveyard.  In Sherman Heights we decorate the Neighborhood.
  Vibrant altars * Dancers* Mexican Crafts * Walking Tours throughout the Historic District, 11:30 and 2:30 p.m.  Sherman Heights the Victorian Neighborhood in San Diego encompassing 20th & K Streets and surrounding Streets.

November 12th, Monday

Regular Historical Society Meeting, 6:00 pot luck, 7:00 meeting, 9906 Maine Ave., Lakeside

November 14th, Wednesday

  The Port of San Diego and the Working Waterfront Group invite you to take a Free Tour of San Diego Bay's working waterfront.  Go behind the scenes of this thriving hub of industry and commerce that contributes greatly to our region's economy, job base and national security. Final Tour date, November 14. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Space is limited.  Call 619-686-6466 to sign up.

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