East County Chamber’s June 3rd breakfast at Cottonwood Golf Club

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 host its upcoming First Friday Breakfast starting at 7:15 a.m., Friday, June 3, at Cottonwood Golf Club, 3121 Willow Glen Dr., El Cajon. It’s the Chamber’s annual breakfast featuring elected officials reporting updates on East County cities. Confirmed speakers at press time include the mayors of El Cajon, Lemon Grove and Santee.

Sponsor of the Chamber breakfast is San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). Also speaking will be April Bolduc, alternative transportation outreach manager for SDG&E. Bolduc will discuss the utility’s “Power Your Drive” program that features lower rates for charging electric-powered vehicles (EVs) during off-peak hours and how businesses and property owners can offer on-site charging.

Cost to attend the Chamber breakfast is $20 per person for members with RSVP, $25 per person for guests with RSVP and $30 per person at the door without reservations. RSVPs are requested prior to Tuesday, May 31. For more information and to RSVP, contact Sarah McCorkle at sarahm@eastcountychamber.org, (619) 440-6161, or visit www.eastcountychamber.org.