Letters to the Editor

Does Ramona need a skatepark?

Over the past years, there have be a few attempts at building a skatepark in Ramona. Unfortunately, none of the previous attempts had any lasting results.

I did hear a rumor that the junior high or the high school did have skaters and skating ramps for public use for a short period, but I have not been able to confirm. I also heard that there were skate ramps stored in a container behind the school a few years ago.

The purpose of this letter is to ask skaters and their parents in Ramona if they feel there is a need for a skatepark locally. At first we could start with a few ramps and rails or anything to grind on.

I can be reached at 760-787-5763 or e-mail me at jminervini1@cox.net.

I owned and operated a large skating rink and skatepark in South Texas  15 years ago and got to know many skaters and skateboarders. They are a little  different than most kids—once in awhile they get a little rowdy, but that’s being a kid. They are fearless with their stunts and at times hurt themselves trying something new. However, they are disciplined enough to continue trying their new move over and over. They don’t stop until they achieve; sometimes the only recognition they get is a high-five from a buddy.

If there is any interest, contact me and  please contact others with similar interests for them to contact me also.

Joe Minervini

Ramona

Walk for Life thanks

On behalf of the Ramona Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Planning Committee, we would like to acknowledge the many community sponsors and individuals that contributed to the success of our Saturday, Nov. 3, Walk for Life: Dr. Jane Tanaka, North Inland Community Prevention Program, Palomar Health Community Action Council of Ramona/Julian/Warner Springs, Ramona Tan, Tracey Stephens-Pampered Chef, Lisa Fowler-Corrigan, Carrie Bryant- Cookie Lee, Kritter Kamp & The Lasley Family, Stoody Industrial, Dianna Connelly-Hair Designer, Connie Claxton-Ramona Threads, Ramona Disposal, Ramona Beauty Salon, Seidl’s Party Rentals, SmartCare-Vista Hill, ARRIBA Teen Center, McAlister Institute, Ramona Sheriff Dept., Cal Fire, American Foundation Suicide Prevention, North County Health Services, Yellow Ribbon San Diego, Mental Health Services Peer2Peer, Fitness Xpress-Zumba, OPMS Jazz and CORE Band, OPMS WEB, RHS Chamber Choir, RHS Cheer, RHS NJROTC, OPMS TEENS After School Program, RHS ASB, RHS Yellow Ribbon Club, RHS Wrestling, Montecito High School Yellow Ribbon Club, Steve Koch, Stan Collins, Marc Boykins, Sergio Estrada-OPMS OPT, RHS Art Guild, Sun Valley PTA, Barnett PTA, 8th Grade DC Students, First Congregational Church Women’s Group, Frank and Linda Porcelli, McGuinness Family-Boy Scout Troop 678, Robert Laws, Ramona Sentinel—and the numerous volunteers of the day.

Kristina Krohne for Suicide Prevention Walk for Life

Planning Committee

Trails group thanks ‘fantastic community’

Ramona is such a generous community and Ramona Trails Association wants to thank everyone who supported our recent annual fundraiser called Spurs, Spokes & Sneakers. This trail event incorporated a poker hand, BBQ, drawing and Silent Auction and was attended by almost 100 people, over half of them enjoying the trails at Ramona Community Park that started from the RTA staging area on Aqua Street which is open to the public year-round.

Though we fell a little short of our fundraising goal of $5,000, we did raise $4,217 that are needed for RTA to meet its mission and help the community of Ramona. Special thanks go to the Ramona Sentinel, Ramona Parks and Recreation Association, First Christian Church, Da Tuna Shack, Bisher’s Quality Meats and the many volunteers who helped facilitate this event.

Many, many local and regional merchants and families donated gifts for the drawing and Silent Auction so we were blessed with many great items for attendees to win. We are greatly touched to be part of such a fantastic community.

Thank you all.

Christine Griffin, EqVT, EqEDP

President

Ramona Trails Association

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