by Rick Griffin
The East County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual dinner on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at the Allen Airways Flying Museum at Gillespie Field, 2020 N. Marshall in El Cajon. Reception and silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Admission is $125 per person, or tables for eight persons for $1,000.
The program will feature swearing in of 2014 board members, silent and live auction and presentations for the 2013 businesses of the year awards as well as the Chamber’s community service awards. The program also will include networking and announcements of Chamber events in 2014. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Chamber’s operating fund. . For more information and to RSVP, phone the Chamber at (619) 440-6161, or visit www.eastcountychamber.org.
Allen Airways Flying Museum is a privately owned museum located on Gillespie Field. Memorabilia displays include aviation artifacts from previous world wars, antique flying suits, helmets and goggles and posters from Hollywood motion pictures with aviation themes. The museum’s aircraft collection includes a 1930 Stearman C-3R Business Speedsters, 1940 Ryan Sport Trainer Military, 1942 Ryan PT-22, 1929 Boeing F4B-1 and the frame of a Breese Penguin found in an Escondido field, as well as vintage tractors and a 1936 Ford Roadster.