Escondido, CA

-30- An Editor’s Notebook



MUCH GOLF, SO LITTLE TIME—It is possible to get confused about which golf tournaments are happening and when in Valley Center. Fortunately, you have me to straighten these things out for you.

There will be TWO charity golf tournaments in April. The Valley Center Real Estate Professionals are having a golf tournament on the 17th. Both will be at Woods Valley Golf Club.

The VC Little League will have their annual golf tournament the next day, Saturday, April 18, with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.

The Little League tournament is its major fundraiser for this year to cover general expenses. Last year, this golf tournament raised about $8,000.00. It is a fun event, especially for golfers, and even includes a dinner with your 18 rounds of golf and cart. Entry fee is $110 per person or $400 per foursome. Contests include putting, longest drive, closest to the pin and a raffle. Contact Ken Boone at 858-248-2864 or Christine Kishi at 760-390-9737.

More about the Real State Professionals golf tournament in our next edition.

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OPERATION WRITE HOME— Each 2nd Tuesday from 3–5 p.m. and 2nd Wednesday from 4–6 p.m. the VC Library hosts Operation Write Home. All supplies are provided for making cards and helping our troops overseas to stay in touch with home. The library is located at 14147 Horse Creek Trail.

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FINE ART SERIES— Art Thursdays are held ever Thursday at from 4–6 p.m. for children sixth grade and up. On March 19 they will study drawing people from life. On March 26 the title of the class is “Expressionism: Paint a Feeling.”

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CUSTOMERS APPRECIATION— Some residents have been known to plan their vacations around not missing A-1 Irrigation’s Customer Appreciation Day every year. Well, perhaps I’m exaggerating, however it is one of the biggest business-related events in town. Stuart Holthaus, general manager at A-1, and this year’s Chamber president, promises that there will be about 50 vendors for the event and even a classic car show. Giving some competition to Cruisin’ Grand? A-1 is located at 28511 Cole Grade Rd.

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REPUBLICAN SPEAKER— Ernest Dronenburg, the San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk will be the guest speaker for the Escondido Republican Club’s (TERC) meeting on Monday, March 16. Dronenburg is responsible for the overall operations and policy of the 393 tripartite organization.

He is considered an expert in state and local tax administration having been involved at all levels of tax administration. The meeting will be held at the Cocina del Charro Restaurant located at 890 West Valley Parkway, Escondido. Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. with the buffet luncheon service starting at 11:45 a.m. The meeting begins promptly at noon and concludes at 1 p.m. A reservation is necessary. The cost is $14 per person. To RSVP for the meeting, call 760-480-8300. For more information about TERC, visit:

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YARD SALE—Boy Scout Troop 619 in Valley Center is planning on a yard sale in the near future at a date yet to be determined. Frank Shoemaker, the scout leader, says they are collecting donations for the sale. If you want to donate something, call him at 760- 749-0313.

According to Shoemaker, there are 11 Scouts who are currently working on Eagle Scout projects, or hope to. That’s where you come in. If you have ideas for community-oriented projects in town that might be appropriate for an Eagle-candidate, give Shoemaker a call. Having 11 Scouts working on Eagle projects in VC is quite a feather in the cap of the community, and once more highlights what makes Valley Center so special.

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