Cityhood Inauguration - Save the Date

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 i...

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...

  1. 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.

  2. 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.
You MUST RSVP for the party, because they need to know how much food to provide. They'll be checking RSVPs at the door. To RSVP, call (951) 639-0239, or e-mail Provide your name, affiliation if any, phone number, and e-mail address, and the number of people in your party. Again, everyone in the city is invited.

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
(map link)

Menifee Lakes Country Club
29875 Menifee Lakes Drive
Menifee, CA 92584
(map link)

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.


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  1. Even though everyone in the city was invited, at what point in the planning did they think that 200 was the cap? I just got a call yesterday that I would not be getting an RSVP. Seems they've reached their cap. I didn't attend any of the planning meetings, but had been kept in the loop and I sure didn't see that coming.
    I'm guessing the committee and spouses, plus councilmen and spouses, plus 'dignitary invitees' and guests is already 100. So only another 100 residents get to attend?
    Wouldn't it have been more important to choose a venue where the whole city really could attend, something more public than private?
    How many folks show up at each of the Movies in the Park?



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