Lakeside Fire Protection District offices now closed on Fridays

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.

Andy Parr, Lakeside Fire Protection District chief, has announced that the District’s administrative offices will be open on Fridays by appointment only. “District administrative staff has been reduced by 40 percent since 2010, which has forced numerous and innovative changes in the District’s administrative functions,” a District statement said. “By aligning the furlough days of our office personnel we can provide better service to the citizens when we’re here, and still make a commitment to the community to have on duty administrators meet with citizens on Fridays when they make an appointment. The District continues to work with a dwindling budget by reducing the salaries and benefits of all of the District’s employees and by making administrative changes to improve service and contain/reduce costs to our citizens.”