East County Business News – La Mesa Woman’s Club announces high school scholars

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 La Mesa Woman’s Club has awarded five $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors from Grossmont Union High School District schools. This year’s recipients include: Joshua Munoz, Grossmont High School; Katharine Moses, Allison Edmonds and Gabriel Smith, Valhalla High School; and, Rosalinda Diaz, Mount Miguel High School. Winners were selected on the basis of grade point average, scholastic aptitude test scores, quality of essay, class ranking, extracurricular activities, community involvement, employment, types of courses taken and future goals, according to Marjoree Howard, chair of the La Mesa Woman’s Club Education Committee. This is the 37th year the La Mesa Woman’s Club has awarded scholarships to high school seniors, she said.