Saturday, November 11, 2017

VETERANS' DAY WEEKEND — Honoring Their Service Past and Present


Please feel free to honor your service member or veteran with a post and/or picture on our public Facebook Page:




Tuesday, October 31, 2017

HAPPY HALLOWEEN — and photos of our 7th Annual TRUNK OR TREAT!!

HERE'S A QUICK SAMPLE OF THE PHOTOS YOU'LL FIND POSTED ONLINE.
MANY THANKS TO ART VALDIVIA FOR AGAIN CONTRIBUTING HIS PHOTOGRAPHIC SKILLS TO A DEERHORN VALLEY EVENT!


7th ANNUAL TRUNK OR TREAT
WE HAD A SUCH GREAT DEERHORN TIME!

Thanks to the help from our group and SO many others, it was another successful community event. Big thanks to all the men and boys who arrived early and pitched in to complete last-minute set up.
Maybe the decorations weren't as fancy as could be, but the corral looked great without a lot of enhancement.  (BTW... the latest UGGs commercial was just filmed there... you might see that old barn refitted as a "Sheep Station!")

We loved the items vendors offered, and the Karaoke was super... lots of participation in a come-as-you-are atmosphere. The Big Dragon was a big hit.  We'll be looking for a fog machine operator next year to bring back the fire-breathing.  The best part was how many children were allowed to be themselves in a such a safe, supportive, and friendly environment. 
WE COULD US A LITTLE HELP THIS AFTERNOON— It was too dark to take everything down afterward, so the dedicated group who did set-up on Friday is coming back for clean-up at 2:00 PM Sunday afternoon.  If you'd like to join help out, we'll be there.

I'd like to thank the community for the support and participation that made Trunk or Treat special again this year. Art Valdivia, our wonderful volunteer photographer, has again posted his wonderful work online for you to see, download free, and share.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

TODAY IS TRUNK OR TREAT! Saturday 10/28

TODAY 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28th
4-7 PM 
THE BRADFORD RANCH 
(Mt. Elena Way—off Deerhorn Valley RD) 


 CLICK THE GRAPHICS VIEW LARGER 

BRING YOUR VEHICLE (DECORATED OR NOT :-)
DON'T FORGET THE GOODIES! 

GATE OPENS EARLY AT 3PM 
FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO GET SETTLED AND/OR DECORATE. 

AND IT'S NOT JUST FOR KIDS! 
(Well, the Trunk or Treating is! But the rest of us have fun too!). 

COME, SET A SPELL, AND JUST ENJOY BEING A PART OF IT ALL. 
FOOD AND GOODIES AND LOTS, LOTS MORE

(CHAIRS ARE GOOD)


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

A GATHERING TO REFLECT AND REMEMBER



And the Union Tribune also ran this story yesterday...  [though my computer had some trouble loading it]

Searing lessons: how the 2007 wildfires changed San Diego County

To grasp the power and terror of the 2007 firestorms — a 27-day ordeal that began 10 years ago this weekend— you had to be there.You had to be in Michelle Grimaldo’s car, as flames swept across Honey Springs Road in Jamul, blocking her escape route.“Everywhere you looked,” she said, “there was fire.”You had to be with Tony Mecham, stunned by the number of severe burn victims -- 22 — being airlifted from Cal Fire's Potrero station.You had to be in Michelle Grimaldo’s car, as flames swept across Honey Springs Road in Jamul, blocking her escape route.
“Everywhere you looked,” she said, “there was fire.”
You had to be with Tony Mecham, stunned by the number of severe burn victims -- 22 — being airlifted from Cal Fire's Potrero station.