40th Anniversary Celebration

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Join the City in celebrating 40 years of service!


The City of Lemon Grove is currently celebrating 40 years of service since incorporation on July 1, 1977. Join in the celebration by participating in events all year long! A list of the celebratory community engagement events and activities is below. Stay up-to-date on all the fun by following the City's official Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts and view #40andFunLG and #HappyBirthdayLemonGrove. For questions on events, email mevans@lemongrove.ca.gov. Click here to view the PowerPoint Presentation shared at the August 1, 2017 City Council meeting. 

40th cake

August 1, 2017 Celebratory Kick-Off

A year of fun began at the City Council meeting on August 1, 2017 with a presentation of the year's events and stories shared by two City Councilmembers from Lemon Grove's inaugural City Council. 

Council meeting past and present

"The Lemon Grove History Minute"

Celebrate Lemon Grove's 40th anniversary by watching and listening to memories about the City's past from key community influencers. One video will be shared at each City Council Meeting (first and third Tuesday of each month) throughout this year resulting in a total of 22 memories shared and preserved through the "Lemon Grove History Minute." View the current collection of Lemon Grove stars on Youtube.

To request to be featured in a video or to recommend content, email mevans@lemongrove.ca.gov.

The Zest

The Zest is the City's newly released and re-branded newsletter that launched on August 1, 2017. Click here to view copies of the monthly newsletter. 

Monthly History Hunts

Participate in history hunts on a monthly basis. A clue will be given out on the second Tuesday of the month here and on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). The first correct answer to share a photo of the winning location on social media using #LGHistoryHunt will receive a prize. 

- August Question: The original weather station of the Lemon Grove Fire Department is located where? 

Answer: On the east side of the Parsonage Museum, 3185 Olive Street. Congratulations to winner Kendra Crossley. 

Trivia Tuesday

Local Lemon Rush 

The #LocalLemonRush has been a fun way for players to get involved and actively explore the City to find 40 hidden lemons*. To play, find a hidden lemon and share  a picture of it with #LocalLemonRush then turn your lemon into City Hall to receive a prize. 16 lemons have been turned into City Hall so there are still 24 lemons on the loose! Be sure to turn them in one you find them at City Hall to claim your community pride prize. 

*All lemons are hidden on public property. 

Honoring the Past with #ThrowbackThursday 

40 photos and memories from Lemon Grove's past will be shared on social media. Follow us on social media and view #HappyBirthdayLemonGrove and #LG40TBT. As of September 7, 2017, 6 throwback posts have been shared. IMG_4934

Acts of Kindness Campaign 

We encounter opportunities each day to spread kindness in our community. Show what #LGKindnessKounts means to you and participate in an act of kindness and share it on social media. You can pick up trash in our neighborhood, bring donuts to Sheriff's deputies, take in your neighbors' trash cans, read to seniors and much more! To show an act of kindness, the City has created a Lemon Grove Lemonade Stand that will pop-up around town with free lemonade. Spread the love and kindness in your community and participate in your act of kindness today.  

 Kindness Kounts Stand

20th Annual Community Bonfire

The Annual Community Bonfire is also celebrating a birthday this year. Join us on Friday, December 1, 2017 for the 20th Annual Community Bonfire. This years' celebration will feature extended hours of operation, new attractions and special 40th tributes. More details to come.