News from the Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council – Nov. 18

By Shain Haug

The holidays are here

Because of this newspaper’s publication schedule, this will be the last time we can make an announcement in the Mission Times Courier of our events schedule of holiday festivities — so mark your calendars now.

Bridge lighting

On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Community Council will brighten the season with the lights on the flyover bridge.

Tree lighting

At 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, we will illuminate the Zion Avenue and Waring Road Triangle with the Christmas Tree. Bring the children and join us when we turn on the lights and celebrate with traditional carols led by students from our local schools.

Holiday Festival

At 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, make merry with our community and your neighbors at Lewis Middle School with performances by choirs from Foster and Marvin Elementary Schools, the Lewis Middle School Concert Band, Jazz Band and Orchestra, holiday readings and a social hour in the school cafeteria.

AGGCC town hall meetings

The AGGCC holds a town hall meeting on the fourth Tuesday of each odd numbered month at 7 p.m. at the Ascension Lutheran Church, corner of 51st Street and Zion Avenue. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 29 (a week later than usual because of the Thanksgiving Day holiday).

In addition to reports from the offices of our elected representatives, our featured speakers will be from the San Diego Police Department and the San Diego Fire Department. They will discuss important matters of family and home security such as personal security devices, home protection plans, internal and external fire hazards, fire extinguishers and fire extinguisher maintenance, emergency exit requirements, along with anything and everything you can think to ask them about keeping your family and household safe during these tumultuous times.

First Friday concert sponsors

Our sponsors make the series possible. Please give them the patronage they so very much deserve.

This month we offer our special thanks to Windmill Farms. This is the second year they have generously contributed to the concert series.

Their support for the Friday concerts was preceded by years of sponsorship of the Springfest. Additionally, many youth leagues, schools, and other organizations similarly benefit from their community spirit.

Windmill Farms has a high regard for the well being of its patrons and sets the highest standards for the foods and products it carries. The store is unique in having a certified nutritionist on staff to guide and advise its clientele.

Since the business opened in January 2013, they have been a major contributor to our local economy with 104 employees and with retail services to over 11,000 customers per week.

We are proud to have Windmill Farms as a valued neighbor.

And once again our thanks, our very special thanks, to AGGCC past president Anthony Wagner whose dedication and leadership made it all happen.

AGGCC board of directors meetings

The board of directors meets on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Ascension Lutheran Church. Some of our many projects include the Holiday Festival at Lewis Middle School, the holiday lights on the flyover bridge, the Christmas tree at the triangle, traffic issues, the establishment of a community web or social media site for our affairs and advice to the Navajo Community Planners, Inc. (NCPI) and the city.

We try to keep an eye on the conditions of our neighborhood and to look for situations where community action can be effective. Recently, we were successful in getting the city to start repairs on and improvements to the protective fencing on the east side of Waring Road north of Adobe Falls Road.

There is a place on the board for your participation, so please join us at our next board meeting on Dec. 5.

—Shain Haug is the President of the Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council. He can be reached at Your suggestions for Town Hall meetings and any topics that you feel the Community Council should address will be much appreciated.

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