La Mesa Chamber collecting holiday gifts for seniors

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.

Mary England-23618-2 copyThe La Mesa Chamber of Commerce is collecting canned goods for holiday gift baskets to be delivered to 22 seniors who were selected by the La Mesa Police Department’s Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol.

Mary England, La Mesa Chamber president/CEO, said requested items include canned soup, canned vegetables, canned fruits, packets of crackers and pasta, macaroni and cheese, slipper socks for women and men, gift cards from Wal-Mart and Target in any denomination, pens and pads of paper or any other items that will put a smile on their face and make their holiday special.

Items are requested before Friday, Dec. 11, and can be delivered to the La Mesa Chamber office, 8080 La Mesa Blvd, Suite 212, or contact Mary England at (619) 251-7730 to coordinate pick up. Gift baskets are scheduled for delivery on Friday, Dec.18, along with a turkey dinner with all the trimmings.