East County Business News – Grossmont-Mt. Helix Association hosts annual meeting

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 Rick Griffin

The Grossmont-Mt. Helix Association (GMIA), a La Mesa-based, non-profit public benefit corporation representing more than 7,000 single-family residences and 20,000 East County residents, will host its annual meeting from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, at the Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College, 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West in El Cajon. A dinner from Phil’s BBQ restaurant will be served. Cost to attend is $10 per person for GMIA members and $20 per person for non-members. Among the speakers will be county Supervisor Dianne Jacob. For more information, visit www.GMIA.net.
Founded in 1938 as a homeowners group and advocacy group, GMIA offers input to governmental agencies on transportation, traffic control, zoning, planning and land use issues, and works to ensure that the quality and character of the community is preserved and enhanced. GMIA also organizes neighborhood and community events. Members reside within geographic boundaries, including east of Bancroft Drive, north of State Route 94 and west of State Route 54 and Jamacha Road. Membership dues are $18 annually per household.