Donutopolis Closed

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

By Joe Nelson

Pastor Todd Tolson of Santee’s own Riverview Church posted this photo today on his Facebook page.

Todd added this caption to the photo “Just an FYI (in case you didn’t already know) Donutopolis appears to be closed for renovations. In fact, I noticed they were closed several days ago, but didn’t have the sign on their door like they do now.”

Santee Style will update this story as/if information becomes available.