Waste Management and Mother Goose Parade Launch Food Drive in East County

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.

Food Drive Benefiting East County Transitional Living Center

El Cajon, Calif. – Waste Management of San Diego and the Mother Goose Parade Association today announced the launch of a non-perishable food drive benefiting the East County Transitional Living Center. The drive will run through Nov. 15 with local businesses serving as drop off sites and will culminate with food being collected in Waste Management Bagster® bags at the Mother Goose Parade on Nov. 19.

“We are thankful to be counting on Waste Management as a chapter sponsor of this year’s Mother Goose Parade and thrilled to be joining them to address a very important need in our community,” said Daryl Priest, President of the Mother Goose Parade Association.

With the help of the public, businesses and its employees, Waste Management seeks to fill two Bagster® bags with non-perishable food items that will help local families in need this holiday season.

“As a business partner in East County, we are grateful for the many local businesses and organizations who have joined our efforts so that we may address hunger in our local communities,” said Kristine Costa, Municipal Affairs Representative for Waste Management of San Diego. “What better way to welcome the holiday season than to come together as one to help families in need.”

Community members wanting to donate food items may do so by dropping them off at Waste Management of El Cajon Office located on 1001 W. Bradley Ave. El Cajon, CA 92020, Monday- Friday between 8am-5pm, at any of the participating local drop off sites found HERE, or by bringing food items to the Mother Goose Parade on Nov. 19.