Ramona News Briefs: Kiwanis to Hold Western Music Festival June 25


The Kiwanis Club of Ramona has combined two of its fundraisers into one major community event: Ramona Music Fest in the West.

Three live bands and a chili kitchen, cornhole tournament, family entertainment zone, children’s Western costume contest, silent auction, opportunity drawings, food and drink are among the activities scheduled at the Ramona Outdoor Community Center pavilion, 421 Aqua Lane, from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 25.

The two-in-one event’s Music Fest part will celebrate music and dance while the “out West” part will commemorate National Cowboy Day.

Adult tickets are available for $15 in advance and $25 at the door. Children 11-17 will be admitted for $10, and those 10 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Kiwanians also have tickets for donations of $10 each for a draw for a 70-inch Smart TV.

Tickets are available online at ramonakiwanis.org or from any Kiwanis member. Checks can be made payable to: Kiwanis Club of Ramona Foundation and mailed to PO Box 275, Ramona, CA 92065. Attendees can pay at the door with cash, Venmo, or credit card.

Chili Cook-off and Cornhole Tournament
Chili cooking appetizers are $10 each. Cornhole competitor registrations are $10 per team. Pre-registration is required for both. Kiwanian Chris Bertolero is the kitchen chair and Reds, Whites & Brews presents the cornhole tournament. More information on both is at ramonakiwanis.org.

Sponsorship opportunities range from $2,000 to $250. Each tier includes tickets to the event and public recognition on social and print media.

To learn more about sponsorships, contact Tiffany Lynch at 619-871-3721.

Additionally, businesses, organizations and individuals are encouraged to donate auction baskets or opportunity drawing items. Their names and logos, if provided, will appear on the basket materials. For more details, contact Cheryl Van Dyne at 619-719-7418.

Proceeds from the event will support Kiwanis Club of Ramona projects to benefit children, seniors, military and the community.

Sheriff’s Senior Volunteer Patrol offers door-to-door holiday checks

The San Diego Sheriff’s Department has a free program to conduct a daily safety check, so homeowners can feel safe while on vacation. The Safety Vacation Check Service is offered year-round for residents of San Diego County.

Each house will be monitored six days a week, weather permitting. The sheriff’s senior volunteer patrol will check that doors, windows and garage doors are locked and will observe the property. In addition, the volunteer senior patrol will move newspapers and packages from the front of the house to the back of the house so that it is not obvious that residents are absent.

If a window or door is broken, or suspicious activity is observed, a Sheriff’s Deputy will be called to investigate.

“We found everything from a door left open, to a broken water main, to suspicious activity in a residence,” said Randy Fetter, senior volunteer patrol officer.

The vacation form provides the sheriff’s office with an emergency contact number so they can verify who should and should not be on the property.

To sign up for the service, go to the local sheriff’s station. In Ramona, the Sheriff’s Substation is at 1424 Montecito Road (between Albertson and Aldi). To save time, print the Vacation check form found at the bottom of the sheriff’s website: sdsheriff.net and drop it off when visiting the station.

The form, which must be filed five days in advance, must include a contact phone number, as well as anyone who may visit your property, such as a gardener, officials said.


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