East County Business News – Auction items listed for Challenge Center’s Comedy Night fundraiser

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.

East County Business News by Rick Griffin

The Challenge Center in La Mesa has revealed several auction items that will be available to the highest bidder at its 16th annual Comedy Night Gala fundraiser to be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Allen Airways Flying Museum at Gillespie Field, 2020 N. Marshall in El Cajon. Among the auction items: vacations to Cabo San Lucas, Desert Hot Springs and two tickets on Southwest Airlines; entertainment tickets to the symphony, zoo, museums, sky sailing, fishing, horse races and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno;” jewelry and home furnishings merchandise. Additional donations of professional services and merchandise for the silent auction are welcomed. Also, sponsorship opportunities are available. Tickets for Comedy Night begin at $200 per person. Reception and silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The program will include special recognition to Ed Burr, president/CEO and founder of Edco Disposal Corp., and a performance by comedienne and actress Vicki Lawrence. Lawrence regularly hosts a stage show titled “Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two-Woman Show.” For sponsorship information, contact Trish Brereton at (619) 318-2586 or comedynightgala@gmail.com. For more event information, visit www.challengecenter.org. The Challenge Center in La Mesa has provided skilled physical therapy rehabilitation, specialized assisted fitness training and wellness programs for physically challenged people since 1987.