3rd Annual Party in the Park


America Salutes President Obama

The LMFDC Celebrates the Independence Day Holiday at the

3rd Annual Party in the Park, highlighted by a Special Auction of Obama Memorabilia

On Wednesday, July 6th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM, the La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club will salute the many accomplishments of and bid a fond farewell to President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle as they wrap up their nearly 8 years in the White House. We’ll have several notable guests joining us to help commemorate this special occasion, with tributes, remembrances, sharing of pictures, and auctioning of collectibles.

Jess Durfee, past chairperson of the San Diego County Democratic Party and current National Committee member and convention delegate, will describe his experiences with the Obama administration and the work being done in DC for national issues of import for Democratic progressives here in San Diego and across the country. He’ll undoubtedly share some observations of the upcoming presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and the presumptive

Republican nominee. Jess, who is also a noted baker, will be a featured taster and judge of our now famous pie baking contest. All attendees are encouraged to bring a delectable pie or other dessert to share with the 130+ members and guests, and to enter the contest. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 dessert entries.

We’ve also invited a “who’s who” of San Diego County Democratic Party stars, including Party Chair Francine Busby, and 2 service veterans, to remind us of why we are able to celebrate our freedom and independence every July. Relating how their service experience helped shape their politics and world view will be vets Nathan Fletcher, former assemblyman and future office holder, and Doug Applegate, who just might upend our infamous nemesis Darrell Issa in their November Congressional contest.

Another highlight of the evening will be a fabulous chat with naturalist Linda Hassakis, who thrilled us last year with samples and stories of flora and fauna we can expect to find throughout the park. We are sure we will experience the unexpected with this very knowledgeable and engaging speaker.

The feature of the evening will undoubtedly be our Obama Memorabilia Silent Auction, featuring a variety of valuable collectibles donated by our own JoDee Rich.

A detailed pictorial and full description of the items can be found at our website, http://www.lamesafoothillsdemocraticclub.com. Items up for auction include framed 2008 Obama and other candidates limited edition comic books, Inauguration posters, pictures, prints, tickets and invitations, framed Marvel comics “The Amazing Spiderman”, limited edition “President’s Day Specials”, and much more. Bring your checkbooks and credit cards! Before the party, you can inspect and bid on items at our website.

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The Party in the Park comes in the middle of our Independence Week Celebration, and we will again be hosted by Jay Wilson and the terrific staff of the Mission Trails Regional Park and Visitors Center. Our dinner event will feature sub sandwiches, salads, desserts, conversation and camaraderie on the beautiful patio overlooking the Park and the San Diego River canyon. It’s particularly convenient for our many members living in San Carlos, Del Cerro, Allied Gardens, La Mesa, Santee and the College Area. The dinner costs only $5.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members.

We look forward to signing up several new members at the door!

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Author: californiacrone

LMFDC President

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