Friday, October 14, 2011

Chula Vista Centennial Celebration: October 15 at Olympic Training Center

 While working on this weekend's listings, I came across information about Chula Vista's Centennial Celebration at the Olympic Training Center. The event takes places this Saturday, October 15, from noon-9:30pm. There is a ton of free entertainment, including music from POD, Rockola, Barela, Sirens Crush, The Earthmovers, Big Time Operator, Pink Army, Navy Band and more, and there's a craft brew and margarita garden as well as a "Twist of Lemon" food and drink tasting. Entry to the event is free and all ages, with separate tickets for the Twist of Lemon tasting.

While I was excited to be able to post something from my hometown, where my parents still live in the house where I grew up, I have to say the first thing that screamed at me is WHY IS THE LOGO A LEMON? I was born and raised in Chula Vista. My mom was born and raised in National City, but my Tata, at various times throughout his life, owned farmland all over the area and grew all kinds of crops. In my lifetime he just had a single remaining piece of land off Sweetwater and grew the best white corn and watermelon you would've ever tasted in your life. I get it. I know that at one time there were lemon groves everywhere, thus LEMON GROVE, and I even know that at one time in history, Chula Vista was called the Lemon Capital of the World, but Chula Vista deserves SO MUCH MORE THAN A LEMON.

I'm done with my rant. If you're an OG Chula Vistan, you might remember this. You're welcome. Chula Vista, por vida!


Jennifer said...

Where's the LOVE button? Way to represent! :)

Unknown said...

Imagine what it would have been like if we decorated our records with lemons and got lemon tattoos...