America Salutes President Obama
Local Club Celebrates Independence Day Holiday at
3rd Annual Party in the Park
Highlighted by a
Special Auction of Obama Memorabilia
La Mesa Foothills Democratic Club will be saluting the many accomplishments 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. And we’ll have many notable guests to help commemorate the occasion with tributes, pictures, collectibles and remembrances.
The Party in the Park comes in the middle of our Independence Week Celebration on Wednesday, July 6th from 6:00 – 9 PM. We will again be hosted by Jay Wilson and the terrific staff of the Mission Trails Regional Park and Visitors Center. And again, our event will feature Sub Sandwiches, salads, desserts, talk 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 $5.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members. We’ll be signing up new members at the door.
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 and across the country. He’ll undoubtedly have some observations of the upcoming presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and the presumptive Republican nominee. Jess, also a noted baker, will again be a featured taster and judge of our now famous PIE BAKING CONTEST. All attendees are invited to enter their best attempt at a delectable dessert to share with the 130+ guests. Prizes to the best 3 entries.
We’ve invited a who’s who of County Democratic Party stars, including County Chair FRANCINE BUSBY.
Another highlight of the evening will be a fabulous chat with Naturalist Linda Hassakis who thrilled us last year with samples of flora and fauna that we can expect to find throughout the park. We are sure to experience something 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, www.lamesafoothillsdemocraticclub.com. Among the items are framed 2008 Obama and other candidates limited edition comic books, Inaugural posters, pictures, prints, tickets and invitations, Framed Marvel comics “The Amazing Spiderman” limited edition “President’s Day Specials”, and much more. Bring your checkbooks! Inspect and bid on items at our website, and be sure to like us on our Facebook page.
Don’t miss our Party in the Park as we celebrate not only the Obama legacy, but our own success as a growing and powerful influence in the East County political scene. We are one of the largest and fastest growing Chartered Democratic Clubs in San Diego County. We meet regularly the first Wednesday of each month at the La Mesa Community Center. Become a member and enjoy the programs and camaraderie of fellow progressives this most crucial election year as we pivot to the general. All guests are welcomed.