What a amazing community in which we live! We have the unique Scripps Ranch Community Center that is used for so many group meetings. It truly is a community treasure. But did you know that without volunteers from the Scripps Ranch Civic Association--the SRCA--that building would have been shuttered and not available to us?
The history of the Scripps Ranch Community Center--formerly the Information Center--is quite an interesting story. That's why we made it our Spotlight on Scripps Ranch this month. Check out page 43 and learn about how the building was once divided into three pieces and shipped down Scripps Poway Parkway to its current location.
Included in our community treasures are our precious parks. Unfortunately, there are people who like to spend their time vandalizing and destroying property in our parks. You've got to see what happened to one tree in Jerabek Park. The story and pictures are on page 13.
Criminal activity picks up around the holidays. One way to protect you and your family is simple--close your garage door. Also, park your car in your garage. Don't allow yourself to be an easy target. See page 13 for tips on how to avoid becoming a victim.
At Thanksgiving there's no doubt we're all grateful for our servicemen and women, true American treasures. We know that thousands of them will spend the holidays away from their loved ones. One Scripps Ranch Girl Scout troop wants to help make the holidays a bit nicer for our troops. They are adopting sailors and invite you to do so as well! Check out page 47 for information.
A different kind of entertainment can be found at another of our community treasures: the Scripps Ranch Theatre. The play, Holiday Memories, opens this month. It's a treat for the whole family! Details are on page 61.
Also, the theatre is looking for a volunteer with senior leadership experience. Now is your chance to join in the fun of volunteering with a top-notch community theatre. Information on that is also on page 61.
For many, our young athletes are treasures. How many of you spend your weekends on the fields or in the gyms?! A group of SR Little League players went to Cooperstown--for non-sports folks, that's where the Baseball Hall of Fame is located. These boys played in a tournament during a trip they will never forget. Read about it on page 55.
Now we have an apology to one of our community treasures and an amazing volunteer, Peggy Dalby. You may recall she was highlighted in last month's Spotlight on Scripps Ranch. Peggy is our 87-year-old Newsletter distributor, who we hold in high esteem. We misspelled her name in the story and in my editorial. Peggy, we're so sorry. Please know how much we appreciate you and your spirit!