Santee Salutes is Back for Another 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 Joe Nelson

Happy Fourth of July Santee!

Today ‘Santee Salutes’, an annual all ages community extravaganza will be held at Town Center Community Park this afternoon.

Live music will be provided by the 80z All Stars. Food trucks will be on hand, radio station KSON will also be there handing out goodies. KSON will also simulcast the fireworks show on 97.3FM at 9:00PM.

Continuous free shuttle service will be available from 3:30-11 p.m. from the Costco parking lot or on Cuyamaca near Rio Seco School to the event site. The Costco parking offers a no-cost alternative for event parking.

Here are the details:

Where: Town Center Community Park – Behind the YMCA

When: 2:30 – 10:00 with Fireworks at 9:00

Cost: FREE