By Shain Haug
The Board of Directors of the Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council (AGGCC) met on May 2 and discussed working on the website and the continued need for skilled technical assistance. The board is also still looking for the contribution of a used laptop.
The minutes of this meeting will be published in the May 2016 newsletter.
Theo and the Zydeco Patrol would have been an outstanding start to our 2016 First Friday in the Park Concert Series. Unfortunately, the weather just ignored our enthusiasm. The threat of rain was too certain and too much to risk so we cancelled the concert. Indeed, it rained during the day, soaking the park, and then rained again during the time the concert was to occur. We hope to get a refund of at least part of the park permit fee so we can reschedule this amazing group to a Friday night this summer.
On June 3, join us to enjoy The Rollers and their cover of all The Beatles’ hits. Bring back those days of yore and try to explain the lyrics you love to your children and grandchildren. The Rollers are one of San Diego’s premier Beatles tribute bands and one of California’s youngest. The ages of the band’s members range from 19 to 21. Members of the group attended the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) for middle and high school, where they would go to the La Jolla Kiwanis three times a school year to perform with the SCPA Jazz Band and Chamber Strings Ensemble.
Keep your calendar open for the remaining concerts:
July 1 – Classic Buzzband (Classic Rock)
Aug. 5 – Sirens Crush (Pop Top 40)
Sept. 2 – Rachel Aldous and The Road Home (Bluegrass, Folk, Americana)
The concerts at the Allied Gardens Recreation Center Park begin at 6 p.m. and the last note sounds at 8 p.m. The recreation center restrooms will be open through the concert and until 9 p.m.
The concert series would not be possible without the generous contributions of our neighbors:
Ideal Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical; Council District 7, Councilman Scott Sherman – Community Projects Programs and Services grant; Kaiser Permanente Hospital; Allied Gardens Shopping Center; Benchmark Brewing Company; Jersey Mikes; Mission Trails Church; Superior Ready Mix; Windmill Farms; Toyota of San Diego; Longhorn Grill; Carillo & Sons Collision Centers; John’s Automotive Care.
Each month, as space allows, we will tell you something about each of these supporters (and will continue to do so until everyone is mentioned even though that will take us beyond the concert series).
Ideal Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical is your one stop shop for all your home repair needs. Ideal specializes in plumbing, HVAC, electrical and full-service kitchen and bath remodeling. Family-owned and operated since 1960, this year Ideal celebrates 56 years in business.
Councilman Scott Sherman was elected to office in 2012 to represent the District 7 communities of Allied Gardens, Del Cerro, Grantville, Linda Vista, Mission Valley, San Carlos, Serra Mesa, and Tierrasanta.
The AGGCC holds a Town Hall meeting on the fourth Tuesday of each odd numbered month. Our next Town Hall will be on Tuesday, May 24 at the Ascension Lutheran Church, at the corner of 51st Street and Zion Avenue.
The high point of the May 24 meeting will be attendance by Councilman Sherman. After a few comments on matters pending before the City Council, Sherman will open to questions from the community.
Sherman grew up in Allied Gardens and now resides in the home in which he was raised. He has a lot of territory to cover in District 7, but how fortunate we are to have a representative who so intimately understands our concerns and interests.
—Shain Haug is the President of the Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your suggestions for Town Hall meetings and any topics that you feel the Community Council should address will be much appreciated.