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San Elijo Hills’ Oktoberfest in San Marcos draws record crowd – The Coast News Group

San Elijo Hills’ Oktoberfest in San Marcos draws record crowd by Stephanie Stang October 17, 2019

— The annual Oktoberfest in San Elijo Hills in San Marcos proved to be the community’s most popular event yet. Although 2,000 people attended the festival every year, folks say it still has a small community feel. Alpana Patel says she brings her family every year and loves seeing all of her neighbors in one place. “It’s a great way to run into people.”San Elijo resident Mike Adams says he enjoys bringing all five of his children to the fair because of “all the rides, all the fun, all the food, great for the community. All the kids can hang out with their friends.” “There is just an incredible sense of community here,” realtor Ed Philbrick said. “I think it’s an amazing value compared to other surrounding communities. I mean with this event for example, you probably have an event per month when you look at it, and the events are pretty elaborate.  There is a lot going on. Here you have a climbing wall, a (Ferris) wheel, food, beer (beer garden).  There’s always something going on in San Elijo and so it’s hard to complain about the value that you are getting. People aren’t always happy with HOAs but that’s not really the case here.”

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San Elijo Hills Residents in The news

Pivot Charter School San Diego Students Volunteer at Meridian Senior Living

Pivot Charter School San Diego students are making a difference in the lives of senior citizens at Meridian Senior Living, a senior center located next to the school.

Once a month, a group of 10 students visit their neighbors at the senior center to spend time with the residents – having conversations, working on craft projects and playing games.

For the students, spending time at Meridian Senior Living gives them a chance to develop relationships with community members they may never meet otherwise, according to Craig Hobart, Regional Director, Pivot Charter School San Diego (San Elijo Hills Resident).

“These visits have increased students’ overall awareness of our community and its diversity,” Hobart said. “Through relationships with our senior citizen neighbors, the students are developing empathy and other traits that will serve them well in life.”

According to Zahonna Harrington, a tenth grader in her second year at Pivot Charter School San Diego, visiting Meridian Senior Living is a win-win for both the students who volunteer and the senior residents.

“It’s a really fun, good opportunity for community service, and it’s just a hop, skip and a jump away. The people there have a lot of life experiences; they tell really good stories and crack a lot of funny jokes. And when we visit, it’s nice for them to get a breath of fresh air and have someone different to talk to,” Zahonna said.

Pivot Charter School San Diego high school students are required to conduct 20 hours of community service each semester. They gain five credits for each 40-hour block of community service.

For additional information about Pivot Charter School San Diego, visit www.pivotsandiego.com/.