CHAMBER CHATTER: Celebrate the holidays in Alpine, Mountain Empire


Everyone’s invited to the first official event on Saturday, Dec. 1, to beautify Alpine Boulevard!

Twelve native plants will be planted and native plant work­shops will be held between 9 a.m. and noon outside The Al­pine Sun newspaper at 2144 Al­pine Blvd. and the Alpine Wom­an’s Club at 2156 Alpine Blvd.

“It’s going to be a volunteer workshop,” said Jon Green, Back Country Land Trust (BCLT) program and outreach direc­tor. “We’re going to teach peo­ple how to plant native plants. There will also be some pruning and plant protection.”

The project by the Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce, BCLT and the Certi­fied Community Wildlife Habi­tat is a continuing effort to make the boulevard more attractive.

There will be more plantings in December and January!

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Mountain Health & Com­munity Services is celebrating the holiday season with two free Christmas parties this Sat­urday, Dec. 1, in Jacumba Hot Springs and Campo!

The Jacumba Christmas Party for the Highland Senior Citizen Group will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at 44681 Old Highway 80. The Campo Christmas Party will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ran­cho Del Campo, 957 Forest Gate Road.

Presented by nonprofit Mountain Health & Commu­nity Services, there will be free toys, snacks, crafts and games at each party. Please bring a canned good donation.

For more information, call (619) 445-6200, extension 132.

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Forget who’s naughty or nice —- all rescued animals at Lions Tigers & Bears will get gifts and fresh Christmas trees this Saturday, Dec. 1, at the sanctu­ary’s “Christmas Festival Fun­draiser!”

Food trucks, a full bar, shop­ping at the LTB gift shop, a silent auction and a visit from Santa are included in the fun from 1-4 p.m. at 24402 Martin Way.

Requested donations for mem­bers are $40 per adult and $15 each for children 12 and under tickets and $20 per child.

VIP tickets, which include a “Feed a Wild One” opportunity and a holiday drink, are $125 per adult and $15 per child for members. Nonmember VIP do­nations are $150 for adults and $20 for children. All tickets are $10 more at the door.

Register online at www.lion­ Call (619) 659-8078 for details.

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The Alpine Woman’s Club has five beautiful homes deco­rated this year for your viewing pleasure on Saturday, Dec. 15, for their 13th annual Christmas in Alpine Home Tour!

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $30 each in advance or $35 on the day of the event.

Tickets may be purchased at; the Postal Annex of Alpine, 2710 Alpine Blvd.; Alpine Garden & Gifts, 2442 Alpine Blvd., or from 9:30 a.m. to noon on the event day at the Alpine Woman’s Club, 2156 Alpine Blvd.

Proceeds will benefit The Alpine Woman’s Club Scholar­ship, Preservation and Educa­tion Foundation.

There will be refreshments throughout the day at the Al­pine Woman’s Club. Please, no children under the age of 13.

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Congratulations to the Alpine Community Center for deliver­ing more than 50 free Thanksgiving dinners to the homes of Alpine senior residents!

This was the center’s 21st year of the program for older people who are homebound, on a limited income or don’t have family in the area.

“They (seniors) were excited, tickled pink, very appreciative,” said Cindi Robertson, operations manager of the center at 1830 Alpine Blvd. “One woman I talked to was overwhelmed with gratitude.”

Robertson thanked the “amazing delivery drivers,” Alpine Albertsons for their Turkey Bucks program that provided the meals and the generous Al­bertsons customers and private community donors who helped make the free dinner program possible.

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Be sure to mark Friday, Dec. 7, on your calendar for the free “23rd Alpine Village Christmas Parade of Lights & Snow Fes­tival!”

Starting at 6 p.m., Alpine Boulevard between West Victo­ria Drive and Tavern Road will be shut down for the parade. It starts at 6:30 p.m.

The free Snow Festival —- with real snow for sledding —- begins after the parade ends. The festival in the Alpine Creek Town Center at 1347 Tavern Road is over at 9 p.m.

Call the Chamber at (619) 445-2722 for more information.

CHAMBER CHATTER: Celebrate the holidays in Alpine, Mountain Empire


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