East County Chamber presents `Celebrate East County’ on Nov. 9th

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.

The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce will present “Celebrate East County,” a community celebration event, from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Holy Trinity Church Social Hall, 405 Ballard St., El Cajon.

“Celebrate East County” will include exhibit booths featuring local East County businesses, along with food samples, wine and beer from local restaurants, wineries and breweries, plus live music from two nostalgia bands. Live music will include performances from “Summer of Love,” a ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s band, and “British Mania,” a Beatles tribute band.

Tickets start at $25 per person. VIP tickets for early admission are $35 per person. This is an age 21-and-older event.

“Celebrate East County is an event to highlight the outstanding people and businesses who are part of the East County community,” said Rick Wilson, CEO, East County Chamber. “We’re inviting everyone to come enjoy the music, food and see the excellence that East County has to offer.”

For ticket information, contact the East County Chamber of Commerce at www.eastcountychamber.org, or (619) 440-6161.