Home of Guiding Hands opens registration for Randy Jones 5k for Independence

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

Registration and sponsorship opportunities are now available for the Home of Guiding Hands’ fourth annual Randy Jones 5k for Independence Walk & Fun Run on Saturday, Feb. 15 at Santee Lakes. Registration information is available at www.GuidingHands.org. Sponsorship information is available from Rachel Wood at (619) 938-2854 or rachel@guidinghands.org.
About 500 walkers are expected to attend. Cost to walk in the fundraiser starts at $10 per person. Family discounts are available, including two adults and two children under age 12 for $50. The event’s fundraising goal is $35,000. All participants will receive a t-shirt, medal at the finish line, breakfast snacks and admission to a family fun zone. The course will start and finish at Santee Lakes. Day-of-event check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. The 5k race will start at 9 a.m. and the one-mile family fun walk will start at 10:15 a.m. Awards will be presented at 10:30 p.m. The family fun zone will feature a bounce house, arts and crafts, music, face painting, balloon animals and children’s play area. Two food trucks, including, including Pizza Pazza and Super Q, will be on site. Food items will be available for an additional cost.