October 29, 2011 (Lemon Grove) -- “Please help us send 8th grade students at Palm Middle School, Lemon Grove, to Washington, DC in March, 2012,” says Helen Ofield, president of the Lemon Grove Historical Society. “The trip--a first for most of the students--will cap two years of history courses in U.S. and world history and give them that in-person experience with the institutions and people who represent our government in action. These 13 and 14-year-olds will greatly benefit from seeing our nation's capital just as they are preparing to move on to high school.”
A fundraiser at Rubio’s College Grove restaurant will be held on November 3. In addition, a November 19 rummage sale and pizza vouchers are available to help benefit the cause. In Lemon Grove, where many families have been hard hit by the economy, the unemployment rate is over 12 percent and the poverty rate over 13 percent.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Print this email for the flyer for Rubio's in College Grove Center and take it to the restaurant on Nov. 3 between 2 p.m. and closing time and order anything you wish. Rubio's will donate 20% of your order to the cause.
Come to the Parsonage Museum, 3185 Olive, Lemon Grove on a Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and pick up a $10 Domino's Pizza voucher. Domino's will donate 60% of your order to the cause. You can also buy a voucher at the H.Lee House, 3205 Olive, LG, on Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at the "History Alive" lecture. For both locations, call 619-460-4353. You can also buy the pizza vouchers at Palm Middle School, 8425 Palm Street, Mon. - Fri. between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Come to the big rummage sale on Nov. 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. behind the Parsonage Museum, 3185 Olive, for bargains galore. Proceeds benefit the cause. You can also donate items to the sale by bringing them very early that morning or calling 619-460-4353 to arrange pickup. (Ground rules: no mattresses, no appliances, no gigantic furniture, no ancient computer equipment.) On that day, you can also recycle your cast-off electronic/digital items at the E-waste recycling in the same parking lot.