Grossmont Healthcare District presents 2015 Kids Care Fest at Lakeside Rodeo Grounds; free health fair and healthcare screenings for children

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.

KCFfotoEyeExamThe Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD), a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County, will present the 2015 Kids Care Fest from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds, 12584 Mapleview St., Lakeside. The family-oriented event that’s open to the public features free health care screenings for children.

Now in its 14th year, Kids Care Fest is a free opportunity for children to receive free, potentially life-saving, health care screenings, including hearing, vision and dental screenings, from healthcare professionals. Also available at the event will be free medical information from pediatricians, dermatologists and pharmacists, along with free kids fingerprinting. Free flu shots also will be available (while supplies last).

Additional free activities will include rock climbing, inflatables and pony rides (100 pound limit for riders), along with demonstrations and displays from law enforcement, including police and fire officials. Also available will be free children’s readings books (while supplies last). For more information, phone (619) 825‑5050 or visit

Several local Lakeside community organizations are supporting the 2015 Kids Care Fest. Barona Resort & Casino is donating water bottles. The Lakeside Optimists Club will be serving their famous Opti-Dogs. Additional supporting organizations include the El Capitan Stadium Association, Lakeside Chamber of Commerce, Lakeside Community Collaborative, Lakeside Union School District and Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club.

KCFflyerFotoDentalHiResHealthcare partners supporting 2015 Kids Care Fest include Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Rady Children’s Hospital, Borrego Community Health Clinic, University of California at San Diego (UCSD) Eye Mobile for Children, La Maestra Community Health Centers, Mountain Health & Community Services, Neighborhood Healthcare, Family Health Centers of San Diego and the County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency.

The Grossmont Healthcare District was formed in 1952 to build and operate Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa. GHD serves as landlord for the hospital property and buildings on behalf of East County taxpayers. The District is governed by a five-member board of directors, each elected to four-year terms, who represent more than 500,000 people residing within the District’s 750 square miles in San Diego’s East County. For more information, visit