Poway Gives Back: Showing Love, Getting Ready & Healing ‘Lonely Hearts’

See which special spot is helping couples renew their vows on Valentine's Day.


Valentine's Day is a little over a week away. Renew your wedding vows on the most romantic day of the year at the newly restored Community Church of Poway. It's the third year the oldest church in the San Diego community will do this. Two ceremonies will be held: one at noon and another at 6 p.m. so all couples can be accommodated. Pastor Glen Larsen will officiate and cake and punch will be served afterward. Reservations are required as well as a $50 fee for non-church members and $25 for members. To make reservations call 858-748-3074 by this Friday (Feb. 8). The church is located on Community Road at Hilleary Place.


I know, what's a “Prepper”? You know them. They're the neighbors who have stored water, food, probably guns, too, and are prepared for anything that may come along. If a serious emergency occurs it's their house you'll probably go to.

North County Preppers will hold their first meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 14211 Twin Peaks Rd., Poway. The purpose of the meeting is to assist anyone interested in being prepared in the event of an emergency or natural disaster. Steve Boyack, husband of former Poway City Councilwoman Merrilee Boyack, will head the group. He's been prepping for 30 years. Meetings will focus on topics like evacuation planning, gardening, shooting, fishing and storing food and supplies. Contact Steve at preppers@boyacks.com .


Lots going on at the Escondido Humane Society. We mentioned Paws in the Park a couple of weeks ago. The annual fundraising walk around Kit Carson Park is Sunday, March 24. You can create your own FUNdraising page on their website.

Lonely Hearts are the long-timers, those animals that have been passed over time after time and just want to be adopted into a forever home and showered with love. On Valentine's Day, adoption fees for Lonely Hearts will be discounted. Get details here.

The Humane Society's first Money Making Monday is Feb. 11. Dine at Vintana, 1205 Auto Park Way in Escondido, after 5 p.m. and 15 percent of your bill will go toward the care of animals awaiting their forever home. Reservations are required and you need to bring a special flier. The flier is attached to this story and can also be downloaded here.


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