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VIP guests include Congresswoman Davis, Mayor Art Madrid and many more!

This year's festivities will take place on Sunday, December 16 from 2-6 p.m.

Savor delicious foods prepared by Chef Patrick Dean and Grove Pastry Shop, enjoy wine tasting by La Serenissima and San Pasqual Winery as well as live jazz music by Chris Klich of Grossmont College Music Dept.  Plus we'll have prizes and surprises!

Meet our award-winning writers, photographers and editor, as well as community VIPs.

Congresswoman Susan Davis, La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid, Superior Court Judge-elect Robert Amador, and El Cajon Councilman Gary Kendrick are among the public officials who have confirmed that they will attend.

Suggested donation:

ECM readers & guests: $12 or 2 for $20

Editor’s club members: $10 or 2/$18

Free to our volunteers and staff!

Location: 4438 Hideaway Place, La Mesa

Please RSVP early so we’ll have plenty of fabulous food!


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VIP guest Art Madrid,

VIP guest Art Madrid, eh?

(Are there any politicians ECM wouldn't invite as a matter of principle?)

We extend invitations to our elected officials at all levels

to provide our readers with the opportunity to meet their public officials. We've invited officials from all parties and had a wide variety of officials who've attended through the years. It's up to voters, not news media, to determine who they wish to elect or reelect.

We were pleased to have La Mesa's Mayor attend our gathering in the community in the city's centennial year. We were equally pleased to have Congresswoman Susan Davis, Councilman Gary Kendrick from El Cajon, and local planning officials attend this year's event.