This Saturday, August 14, Frubble (one of my favorite hangouts in Santee) will be hosting a special “Swing – Sing – Fling” fundraiser to help the residents of the Mission Valley Village mobile home park. In 2007 the residents, primarily seniors, learned that the park had been sold to a developer and in 2008 the San Diego City Council approved plans for a 445-unit housing complex. Since then they have been dealing with broken and delayed promises of aid in moving to other mobile home parks, denial from some parks because of the age of most of their mobile homes, and a steady deterioration of their park. In an in-depth article on their situation, Mission Times Courier editor Jeff Barnes explains the full situation and the difficulties these residents continue to face – I recommend reading it to get the full story.
Frubble owners Mark and Caroline Baker offered to help the residents by holding the fundraiser at the restaurant. The fun begins at 4:00 pm with keyboard and vocal music, followed by karaoke at 6:00 pm and live music from 8:00 pm to midnight. Admission is free and the Bakers are donating 20% of all proceeds to the fundraiser. There will also be a raffle for a laptop computer and perhaps other goodies yet to be donated. If you have anything you would like to donate, contact Mark and Caroline at 619-270-1230 or visit Frubble online. If you haven’t been to Frubble before, this is a great time to go and do something good at the same time. They are located in the Pathways Community Church center at Mast Blvd. and Carlton Hills Blvd.