August 20, 2005
Newsletter No. 5: Louis Rose Society for the Preservation of Jewish History
Sept. 25 Picnic at Louis Rose Point Ok'd; Please Mark Your Family Calendars
The public will have the
opportunity to view Louis Rose Point where we hope to someday erect a monument
honoring San Diego's first Jewish settler, Louis Rose. The occasion will
be a kosher picnic sponsored by the Louis Rose Society from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
on Sunday, Sept. 25th, at the site, which is at the foot of Womble Road in
Liberty Station (formerly the Naval Training Center). The event is priced
for family budgets: $10 for adults, $5 for children under 13. Kosher
hotdogs and hamburgersóas well as salads and other side dishesówill be
prepared under the supervision of Louis Rose Society members Oscar & Olga
Worm, former proprietors of Becker's Restaurant.
"Americana" entertainment, recalling the songs and melodies of the Louis Rose era in San Diego (1850-1888), is being planned with the help of singer Colette Thomas, who really knows how to belt out a memorable tune.. Louis Rose Society members Lou & Shirley Berger are coordinating musical backup for the chanteuse.
There had been concern that the site might not be ready because the Corky McMillin Companies, developers of Liberty Station, might be in the middle of construction. But the San Diego Park and Recreation Department okayed the event after the McMillin Company said it would not interfere with the construction schedule.
To reach the site from
the Interstate 5 freeway, take the Rosecrans Street exit and then head
south. At the traffic light at Womble Road, turn left into Liberty Station
and follow the paved road into the smoothed dirt area beyond the fence. You will
see the mustard yellow, former Head Start Building ahead to the
left. Park in the dirt parking lot, not in the former Head Start area
where the festivities will be held.
Besides music and kosher food, there will be brief speeches orienting attendees to the site as well as to the plans for the monument. Sandi and Shahar Masori of Balloon Utopia will be on hand to make balloon hats, swords, and other treats for the children, who are very welcome at this family event.
So that we have enough
food on site, please RSVP to Don Harrison at (619) 265 0808, or to his email
Admission will be collected at the picnic site entrance. Additionally,
anyone who has not yet joined the Louis Rose Society, and would like to do so,
may make out a check for $36 to the Jewish Community Foundation/ Louis Rose
We will post updates on the party preparations as they become available.