By TINA RYNBERG and JEFF BENESCH
On Wednesday, July 3rd, La Mesa Foothills Democratic Club will usher in our Independence Day Celebration with a gala barbeque at Harry Griffen Park in La Mesa. Co-sponsored by the San Diego County Democratic Party, this year’s picnic promises to be the best ever.
All members and guests are invited to convene at the amphitheater at 5 p.m. for three hours of fun, barbeque hot dogs, music, snacks, beverages, desserts, and our traditional pie-baking contest. Bring a lawn chair, blanket or just sit on the grass in this wonderful park located right behind Grossmont High School, at 9550 Milden St., La Mesa, 91942. While we’ll supply the dogs, chips, desserts and drinks, feel free to bring a picnic dish to share, and your own cooler should you wish.
There’s no admission charge for The Big Blue Wave Independence Day Celebration that will feature great candidates and public servants from all over San Diego County. We may have a surprise guest or two as the lead up to the election year heats up. California’s primary election is early next year and we should have a big say in which candidates will further our progressive ideals on all levels of government, including president. No matter what, we must all work together to end the disaster that is a Trump administration bent on undoing decades of diplomacy abroad and compassion here at home. Our planet’s future depends on a new governing regime in Washington not beholden to fossil fuels, corporate welfare and special interest lobbyists.
We’ve invited the San Diego Democratic Congressional Delegation, all statewide office holders, local Assembly members and Senators, city officials, County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, other significant local Democrats, and all Democratic candidates for San Diego City, County and East County offices at all levels. Celebrate Independence Day with a party in the park like no other.
Our large and active club represents the communities of San Carlos, Allied Gardens, Del Cerro, La Mesa, College Area, Santee, Mt. Helix, Casa de Oro and Spring Valley and other close-by areas. We normally meet the first Wednesday of each month at the spacious La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive, just north of University Avenue in La Mesa. Please join us as a guest or become a member, with our modest annual dues starting at $30. However, at our Big Blue Wave Independence Day Celebration in July, new members can join for as little as $15 each for the remainder of 2019. Like us on Facebook and check out our new website at lamesafoothillsdemcoraticclub.com.
— Tina Rynberg is president and Jeff Benesch is vice president of programming for the La Mesa Foothills Democratic Club.