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August 18, 2015 (San Diego's East County) -- Subscribers and donors to East County Magazine are cordially invited to celebrate summer's end (and our 7tht anniversary!) at our Barbecue Bash at our editor's home on Mt. Helix on August 30th from 4 to 7 p.m.

Not yet a subscriber?  Sign up for our weekly newsletter and/or wildfire alerts here FREE,  or donate here.  Then join us as we show our appreciation for our wonderful subscribers and donors! You can also sign up at the door at 4438 Hideaway Place, La Mesa.  Suggested donation: $20.

This festive celebration will include live reggae music with Ed Barrena, wine tasting by Ramona Valley Vineyards, bourbon grilled chicken from Pick Up Stix, BBQ pulled pork (slow-roasted), juicy watermelons from Baron's Market and scrumptious deserts from Grove Pastry Shop. We'll have drawings and a silent auction with lots of prizes including a large barbecue grill with all the fixings, Visionary Dance Theater "Hairspray" show tickets, wine baskets, pottery from Get Centered Clay studio, Julian Wolf Preserve passes, Santee Lakes passes, wine tasting coupons, Water Conservation Garden memberships, Kwai Sun karate lessons, a hand-painted treasure chest, and much, much more!

This event is private for our newsletter/alerts subscribers only, as well as our donors and staff.  All donations will benefit our nonprofit community reporting and wildfire/emergency alerts.

To RSVP, please pre-pay online (note "BBQ" in the donation designation) or mail a check for your suggested donation to East County Magazine, 4438 Hideaway Place, La Mesa, CA 91941 with "BBQ" in the subject line.  Please also send an e-mail to with the number of people in your party to reserve your space and to receive the address and directions of the party, after you've subscribed to our newsletter and/or become a donor.

Come party with the press and share your ideas for what you'd like to see covered in community journalism! Also get an update on the hot issues in our region, socialize with our wonderful subscribers and enjoy some end-of-summertime fun -- all for a good cause!

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