Herald was a sponsor of successful Walk MS fundraisers

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 East County Herald was a media sponsor of the recent National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s 2012 San Diego County Credit Union Walk MS. The fundraising walks generated donations that will benefit research and services and programs for people with MS, a chronic, unpredictable and disabling neurological disease of the central nervous system with no known cause, cure or prevention.
The first Walk MS held April 22 drew 4,215 people, who walked a 1.5-mile route through the Legoland California theme park in Carlsbad, and generated $425,519 in donations. A second Walk MS held April 28 at NTC Park at Liberty Station in Point Loma, drew 4,420 people, who walked a three-mile route along San Diego Bay, and raised $465,725 in donations.
For the 11th consecutive year, San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, was the title sponsor for Walk MS.
Walkers can earn prizes, including t-shirts, movie tickets and gift cards, based on the amount of donations they collect through June 1, the National MS Society said. Online donations can be made at www.mswalk.com to individual walkers by clicking “Donate to a Walker,” and typing in a participant’s name or team name.