Meet the Padres P.A. voice at Grossmont College’s 50th anniversary Open House, Saturday, April 14

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

Radio station on-air personality Frank Anthony will serve as emcee for Grossmont College’s world record attempt at noon Saturday, April 14, during the college’s 50th anniversary Community Open House. Anthony, a DJ and production director at 105.7-FM The Walrus, XX Sports Radio 1090-AM and ESPN Radio 1700-AM, will also greet guests and sign autographs at The Walrus exhibit booth in the college’s Main Quad. An El Cajon resident and Grossmont College alum, Anthony has served as the public address announcer for San Diego Padre home games since the tam moved to Petco Park in 2004.

Music lovers, foodies, dancers, amateur scientists, artists, CSI fans, poets, fitness and health devotees, theater lovers, techies, gamers, math whizzes will be invited to celebrate Grossmont College’s golden moment in history at the free Open House. On Friday, April 13, Grossmont College vocal groups will perform at 6:30 p.m. and a Sock Hop dance with a live band playing music from the 60s, 70s and 80s will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.  A department fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 14 will feature the latest educational innovations and technologies of Grossmont’s departments and disciplines, including media communications, theater arts, music, health professions, culinary arts, math and English, administration of justice, and exercise science.

A complete schedule of events can be found at www.grossmont.edu/50years. Grossmont College is located at 8800 Grossmont College Drive in El Cajon. For driving directions and a campus map, visit www.grossmont.edu.