October 1, 2008 is the day when Menifee officially becomes a city.
There will be an inaugural event that day, and everyone in the city is invited.
The event comprises of two parts...
- The official inauguration, starting at 5:30pm, which is a city council meeting, to be held at Bell Mountain Middle School. There will be all kinds of formalities. An honor guard from Riverside National Cemetery, the boy scouts, the girl scouts, the whole bit. All you have to do is show up. The Californian reported last week that a "surprise commemorative item" will be given out to attendees, so make sure you get yours. There will also be guest books so that attendees names will be stored in the city's archives as being part of this historic event.
- The post-game party, starting at 7:30pm, to be held at Menifee Lakes Country Club. There's going to be free food for everyone, and not just cheap stuff, but some really good chow, including dessert, all free. There will be a champagne toast, and a photographer on hand to get your picture taken, which is also free. A live band will be there, and the decor is supposed to look pretty spiffy.
There's no dress code noted for the party, but you might want to put on your best t-shirt and shorts.
You must RSVP before September 19, 2008 (only a few weeks away).
Bell Mountain Middle School
28525 La Piedra Road
Menifee, CA 92584
Menifee Lakes Country Club
29875 Menifee Lakes Drive
Menifee, CA 92584
I've attended some of the inauguration meetings, and thus far much of the services, materials and supplies are being donated. It's not like everything is being paid for by the city. One gal is hand-making all the table cloths. A local jazz band is providing background music. Nurseries are lending plants for decoration. The photographer is a local guy here in Menifee. It's all an old-fashioned community effort where the people who live in this city are pooling their talents together to make it a memorable event.
Everyone ought to attend to just make all of their efforts worthwhile.