Two East County realtors honored for community service by Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors

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.

Two East County real estate professionals were recently honored by the Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors (PSAR) with 2012 Community Service awards.
Spring Valley resident Terri Davids, a realtor with Century 21 Award’s El Cajon office, was recognized for her support of Paws for Purple Hearts, a non-profit that helps returning combat veterans with psychological scars, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Paws for Purple Hearts is a program built upon the trusted and time-honored tradition of veterans helping veterans because it provides therapeutic intervention for both veterans and active-duty military personnel, according to Davids, who hosted a fundraising luncheon attended by other realtors.
Davids said the program engages returning veterans who train specially-bred Golden and Labrador Retriever puppies over 18-to-24 months. Once training is complete, the service dogs are then given to other physically-disabled military veterans who have sustained mobility-limiting injuries.
Davids has worked in real estate in the East County since 2001, all with Century 21 Award.
In addition, Lakeside resident Darel Handley, with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s La Mesa office, was recognized for his ongoing efforts in support of several charities, including Habitat for Humanity, USO, Wounded Warriors and El Cajon Rotary.
After a 30-year career in the U.S. Navy in 2002, Handley started selling real estate in 2003. He also oversees agent training at Sotheby’s 11 offices in San Diego County.