On Friday, December 6th the weather was cold and rainy, but that did not dampen the spirits of the dedicated volunteers that managed the “First Friday Night Market” beer garden at Grossmont Center. The Chamber is grateful to our volunteers for “sticking it out” during the short rainfall and then stayed with us as the weather cleared up, Diana Silvas came out around 3 p.m. to help set up in the weather and did not let the weather keep her from her task of putting all of the items in the proper place, as well as help set up the serving and cash area. We want to thank the following volunteers who are our “Stars” of that evening and worked that night: Laurel Cruz, Diana Silvas, Athena Hernandez, Brian Sack, Mike McCorkle, Nicci Slack, Melissa Estrada and Jade Enguito. The evening had quite a few attendees despite the rain and as the sky cleared, the night was crisp and beautiful. The people were lined up to purchase their favorite vegan foods and enjoying this monthly event.

The Chamber will NOT be managing a beer garden in January but are making plans to produce a great time for people wanting to sip on Mike Hess beer and Local Roots Kombucha on Friday, February 7th 2020. Join us in the New Year at the FREE family friendly “First Friday Night Market” in Grossmont Center, located at 5500 Grossmont Center Drive in La Mesa. The “First Friday Night Market” is located in the parking lot between Chuze Fitness and Fuddruckers during the hours of 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. As you enter the parking lot – look for the tents, the decorative lights, the tables and chairs, listen for the music, and look for the crowd gathering to enjoy this festive evening in La Mesa! See you at the beer garden on February 7th in the New Year!