Friends Visiting Friends!
This week, Escondido’s “Friends of the Library” volunteer organization is going to visit with the Friends of the Menifee library system. Menifee libraries are operated by Library Systems & Services and recently renewed their contract. The Friends are meeting to exchange ideas to and learn from Menifee’s experiences in having a great volunteer organization. City staff is helping by providing a bus and driver for the visit.
More Avocados in Escondido
In the second half of 2018, Henry Avocado plans to expand its operations, moving into a 52,000 square foot building on Harmony Grove Road. The new location will become the company’s headquarters and include administrative, sales, packing, distribution and farm management personnel.
Henry Avocado’s current location on East Lincoln, which was the original Henry farm, will retain most of its existing avocado groves. The offices and packinghouse will become residential development. Interior improvement plans for the new location have been submitted to the City, and construction is expected to begin later this year. “The Harmony Grove location is perfect for our operations and is large enough to handle our avocado volume for many years into the future,” stated Phil Henry, the company’s president.
Escondido is proud of its agricultural heritage. Henry Avocado has been on the forefront of the ag industry for decades, and the expansion in Escondido will make a positive economic impact on not just the city, but the entire region.
Saturday, October 7, 2017 – Grape Day Celebration
- Sunrise Rotary 5K Run, Walk & Stroll
7:30 – 10:00 a.m. through scenic, old Escondido
- Grape Day Festival
2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Grape Day Park
Grape Day started in 1908 as a way to celebrate Escondido’s grape harvest and promote the city. This wonderful annual community event includes a 5K Run, Walk & Stroll sponsored by the Escondido Sunrise Rotary and the Grape Day Festival presented by the Escondido History Center in Grape Day Park. Join the fun at this festive day of food, games, entertainment and fun!
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