Santee Chamber is touring China in 2014 – East County Business News

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 deadline is the end of this month to register for the Santee Chamber of Commerce’s tour of China, March 31 to April 8, 2014. The trip includes visits to the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven in Beijing, as well as Lingering Garden, Tiger Hill, Hanshan Temple and the National Embroidery Institute in Suzhou, Lingyin Temple with a 64.3-foot camphor-wood-carved Buddha in Hangzhou and the Yu Garden and Pudong economic development zone in Shanghai. Cost begins at $2,399 per person, which includes round-trip airfare from Los Angeles, accommodations in five-star hotels, three meals per day, admission to tours and attractions, English-speaking tour guides, intra-city transportation and airport shuttles. For more information, contact John Olsen or Aremy Barrera at the Santee Chamber, (619) 449-6572.