Source: Valley Roadrunner

Fundraiser benefits lost book collection

August 21, 2013

Adams Park is the place to be this Sunday, August 25th at 2 p.m. as Valley Center rallies for our local newspaper editor, David Ross, who lost his home to fire. An afternoon of BBQ, live music, games and refreshments for kids and adults is planned with special announcements. Many businesses and organizations have contributed to the event. Among those are Harrah’s, Valley View Casino, Dos Valle Garden Club, Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, Parks and Rec, Republican Women, Chavez Financial Offices, Scott Harmes Real Estate & Mortgage Broker, to name a few. Every person, business and organization is welcomed and encouraged to participate and there are many ways to contribute. Rhonda Cattell is the contact and can be reached at 760-749-2775.

The event is free and a special Non-Profit entity has been established to help replace the many manuscripts, rare books, special editions and signed copies lost in the fire. Contributions should be made to the “David Ross Library Fund.” All contributions are completely tax deductible.

For years David Ross has given his heart and soul to Valley Center and has been the one constant in the valley we could turn to for information and direction. He was hired by the Valley Roadrunner the first day it opened its doors and has been its editor for the life of the paper. David has narrated the history of Valley Center and surrounding communities as it develops, made complex issues understandable and explained their impact on the community for the individuals who live here. More than just a reporter of the news, he has championed causes for the local community. Now it’s time for Valley Center to champion for David Ross.