June 2, 2011 (El Cajon) -- For the first time ever, historical characters in period costumes will present awards to winning essay writers at the El Cajon Historical Society's 30th annual Third Grade Essay Contest in El Cajon! The award program is Monday, June 6th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Ronald Reagan Community Center, 195 E. Douglas Avenue. Winning third grade students will receive trophies and cash.
The historical characters include Amaziah Lord Knox, Founder of Knox's Corners and Illa Birdseye Knox, Amaziah's wife and co-proprietor of the original 1876 Knox Hotel. This special event is underwritten by Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians.