By Rick Griffin
The Lakeside Chamber of Commerce will hosts its third Thursday business mixer and toy drive from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds, 12584 Mapleview St., Lakeside. RSVP is not required. The event will include networking, raffle prizes, entertainment and a visit from Santa, according to Kathy Kassel, Lakeside Chamber executive director. Refreshments will be provided from local restaurants, including Mario’s Italian Restaurant, La Palapa Mexican Restaurant, Sausage & More, Eastbound Bar & Grill, Boll Weevil and Café 67. Cost to attend is $5 per person or admission is free if you bring a new, unwrapped toy valued at more than $5. Toys will be benefit the Lakeside Christian Helps Center, a non-profit operated by the Lakeside Christian Church. The Helps Center assists local citizens with clothing, food and other items, including sleeping bags for homeless people, back-to-school supplies and Christmas gifts. For more information about the mixer, phone (619) 561-1031, or visit www.LakesideChamber.org.