Lakeside Chamber looking for Citizen of the Year

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 Lakeside Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its Harry. J. Spence Citizen of the Year Award. Nominations can be submitted to, or contact Chamber executive director Kathy Kassel at 561-1031. This annual award is given to a Lakeside resident who has been an outstanding contributor to the community. The recipient will be honored at the Chamber’s annual meeting in July, and will appear in Lakeside’s Western Days Parade in April 2013. The 2011 recipient was Dr. Stephen Halfaker.