Ramona Chamber of Commerce, gearing up for the crowd of cyclists and spectators who are expected to travel through Old Town on May 12, is putting out a call to business owners and volunteers.
The 2013 Amgen Tour of California, a professional cycling race, has included Ramona in its Stage 1 route that begins and ends in Escondido.
Ramona’s Elementary and Middle School bands are looking for donations for their upcoming fundraiser and other needs. Any cash or check donation can help with the following needs: Band, Honor Band, CORE (Community Outreach Ensemble), Instruments and Repairs, Smart Music Scholarships, Knott’s Berry Music Festival, Various Events, and Band Families with Hardships.
San Vicente Saddle Club’s annual poker ride will be held on May 4.
Now, don’t let the name fool you. This saddle club is composed of many types of people, not just horse people. Oh, it may have started out that way some 20 years ago, but this group has grown into a philanthropic nonprofit organization that makes amazing contributions to our community.
Ramona Head Start staff, parents, and children celebrated the completed renovation of the child development program’s buildings on April 17.
The buildings that Head Start uses at 415 Eighth Street served as junior high classrooms 50 years ago, said Yrene Jauregui, supervisor of the Ramona Head Start program.
Ramona Community Foundation (RCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, will hold its second free workshop in a four-part series for the local nonprofit community on Thursday, April 18.
The focus of the April workshop is Organizational and Financial Management and will be led by nonprofit leader Wes Brusted, Ramona resident and a nonprofit industry leader with an array of leadership accomplishments
Friends of Ramona Library and Ramona Town Hall have each received $128,000 from the Jeanne Ghilbert Trust.
Ghilbert, who died in 2012, was a Ramona resident.
Ramona Town Hall trustees, saying they are pleased and gratified to receive the money, are earmarking it to complete rehabilitation of the East and West wings of the 119-year-old adobe building as well as accomplish some needed maintenance in and around Town Hall and the surrounding courtyard.
The seventh annual Kelly McGinnis Memorial Foundation (KMMF) Golf Tournament, named after a 2005 Ramona High School graduate who died in a car accident, will be held on Saturday, May 18, at Eagle Crest Golf Club in Escondido.
Kelly McGinnis was only 18 when he died on Christmas Eve 2005. Although he found traditional school difficult, he discovered a real interest in the
To raise scholarship award money for graduating seniors, Ramona members of Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) are hosting a tennis tournament on Saturday, April 27, and is inviting the public to participate.
Grand’A Slam’A Doubles Tennis Fundraiser Tournament will be held at Riviera Oaks, 25385 Pappas Road. Check-in time will be from 1 to 2 p.m., and game time is scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m.
Ramona Kiwanis Club member Bob Hailey presented a plaque to fourth-grader Eddie Solis that identifies him as “Student of the Month” for March at the Kiwanis breakfast meeting on Saturday. Ramona Elementary School teacher Debbie Long received a plaque that will be placed in the school lobby. The plaque includes names of all past honorees as well as Eddie’s name. Long said she selected Eddie because of “his attitude, work habits, and always wants to do better.” Eddie’s parents, Edwardo and Gabriella Solis, witnessed the presentation.
Youngsters rush to find eggs hidden in the grass at Collier Park on Friday at the Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Ramona branch of the Boys & Girls Club.