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Poway Spirit Day: Volunteers Don’t Let Threat of Rain Ruin the Day

Residents fanned out across Poway on Saturday, ready to work.

The Poway Spirit shone through on Saturday, even if the sun did not.

Despite the dismal weather forecast, volunteers lined up in front of the before 8 a.m. ready to work. And work they did! All projects were completed before the huge downpour just before noon.

Large piles of mulch were spread at and at the Community/Twin Peaks park-and-ride, and a cleanup project was done at . Our count shows the Soroptimists checked in 120 volunteers in all. Even Poway Patch’s Tom Roebuck pitched in.

The Elks treated everyone to some very tasty burgers and dogs at the end. A huge thank you to all participants, including for supplying bottled water and to Sen. Joel Anderson for awarding certificates of recognition to supporting organizations.

See more photos from the day on the Rotary Club of Poway’s Facebook page.

CALLING ALL CARS

Do you love to show off your classic car? You can do that and help raise money for the Martin and Delia Gold Neighborhood Healthcare Center in a Classic Car Show at The Arbors in Rancho Penasquitos on Saturday, April 28. Twenty cars are needed for the event and organizers need to hear from you right now. Call Pam Fullerton at to register at (858) 538-0802. Pass it on to your classic car buddies!

FURRY FRIENDS REUNITE

Here’s one you won’t see on Classmates.com. An alumni reunion and open house is planned for all former animal residents and their families June 25th at the Escondido Humane Society. Some 2,512 pets have become alumni of the EHS in just the past year. Here’s a chance to come together for food, games for both people and pets, contests and a group photo that will hang on the center’s wall. Alumni bandanas and T-shirts will be available for purchase. Adult dog and cat adoption fees will be waved for the day with the donation of a new, unused item from the Humane Society Wish List. Full details are at http://www.escondidohumanesociety.org or call (760) 888-2235.

NOSH AROUND THE WORLD

A day-long culinary journey featuring nosh-sized blintz, rugelah, strudel and more is on the menu as the San Diego Jewish Food Festival returns at the this Sunday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. You’ll find deli and bakery delights from local delicatessens and several celebrity chefs from top local restaurants doing live cooking demonstrations. The temple is at 15905 Pomerado Rd. For tickets in advance and to learn more visit www.sdjewishfoodfest.com.

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