On Thursday, April 11th the fun began at 5:30 p.m. when members from the La Mesa, Lakeside, and Santee chambers came together to meet, mix and mingle at Lantern Crest Senior Living in Santee. Karina Cunningham and her staff did a fabulous job of decorating and setting up the entryway and room to receive all of the guests. Chef Mario Ezparza created a menu that was popular and devoured by the guests. His staff managed the bar area and helped Mario prepare and serve the signature cocktail of the evening, the Cosmo. In addition to this tempting beverage, beer, wine and sodas were also available for the thirsty guests. Chef Mario prepared plump and delicious chicken drumettes, canapes and other items that were very popular with the guests. The dessert tables were festively decorated and loaded with sweets to temp any palate. Chocolate was in great supply throughout the evening, whether it was in the different varieties of bite size chocolate cakes or at the dessert candy station. The room became quiet when Karina welcomed all of the guests and drew the winners of her business card drawings, to the delight of the lucky winners. We thank the entire team at Lantern Crest led by Karina Cunningham, Chef Mario Ezparza and Kennia Alejandre for our entertaining evening. This “Mega Mixer” at Lantern Crest Senior Living is held annually and we look forward to this mixer and touring the new building next year. We encourage you to take a drive to Santee if you have family or friends that are interested in quality senior living. Lantern Crest is located at 400 Lantern Crest Way in Santee.