HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY to the FORWARD CLUB!!!
Don’t miss this SPECIAL EDITION of ‘History Alive’ on May 12 starting at 6:30 pm
by Helen Ofield
Courtesy Lemon Grove Historical Society
March 17, 2022
Happy Birthday Forward Club – She’s 100!
Please Join us for a Special Edition of History Alive on May 12 to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the
Lemon Grove Forward Club.
The Special Lecture will be held at the Forward Club on 2810 Main Street. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Come celebrate with a lecture on the history of the Forward Club, and a short presentation by Pastor Jeff of the First Baptist Church
(Please note: our usual History Alive event will be moved to the 2nd Tuesday of the month to coincide with the 100th anniversary)
At 7 pm, the building’s owner, First Baptist Church (located directly across Burnell Street from its historic sister) will open the doors so that you can enjoy the story of the clubhouse presented by the historical society’s Sarah Lewis. Sarah will show rarely-seen archives about the club, which was formed in 1909. Refreshments, including birthday cake, for all!
The women raised all the money for their clubhouse, which was the go-to place into recent time for graduations, social events, fundraisers and parties, parties, parties. Park in the big parking lot, see the stunning ceiling and charming stage, and take photos of your group for the historical record.
Mark your calendars and come to the clubhouse on May 12 on the corner of Burnell and Olive Streets, Lemon Grove. The building is between Olive and Main–you can’t miss it, and shouldn’t because this is your own hometown story. See you there!
Helen M. Ofield is the past president of the Lemon Grove Historical Society. She spearheaded the saving of Lemon Grove’s first church (built 1897) and its adaptive reuse as the Parsonage Museum of Lemon Grove, and the saving of the H. Lee House (built 1928) and its adaptive reuse as the city’s cultural center. Her civic history, Images of America: Lemon Grove (Arcadia 2010) features photographic content by Pete Smith. She is an award-winning writer-producer for national and regional film and television, as well as for print and online news media, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, former seven-year member of the San Diego County Historic Site Board, and a long-time historic preservationist