krista-lombardiIt’s All About March

Krista Lombardi, President, Mission Hills Business Improvement District
Lombardi Team at Scott & Quinn Real Estate

We owe a debt of gratitude to Mars, the Roman god, after whom March is named. It was during this month when spring began and the military campaign season got underway, following winter. Since childhood, springtime has always been a favorite time of year for me, and the month of March in particular. It’s my birthday month.  The traditional St. Patrick’s Day holiday and my day are twins, so I’ve always felt everyone was celebrating with me. This year in Mission Hills it truly is all about March celebrations. May I share?

On behalf of the Mission Hills BID, I wish to acknowledge and thank local resident and business owner John Ealy, who will host the RED HOT HEROES fundraiser taking place on Sunday, March 5th beginning at 5:00 PM at Harley Gray Kitchen & Bar. The evening will include a 3-course sit-down dinner offered at $75 per person with a bottle of wine Word-from-our-presidentaccompanying each purchase of two tickets. A silent auction and photo opportunity will add to the fun and prosperity of the evening. Proceeds will benefit Mission Hills own Fire Station 8 and the Mission Hills Business Improvement District. Won’t you please join me in supporting these two worthwhile recipients? Seating is limited to 109 people. As I am writing this column a few tickets are still available. Stay tuned for fun photos of the evening in the April issue of this column. Some may include you. Did I mention eight firefighters will be attending and joining the Harley Gray team in providing table services?

Building on last year’s success, another March must-do is the Mission Hills 5k, with all proceeds raised going directly to support STEAM programs at Grant K-8. Grant is a true jewel in Mission Hills which attracts families with children and enhances our fine neighborhood of businesses and residences. This year’s 5k is on Saturday March 18th.  I hope you’ll join me in supporting this annual event as a sponsor and runner.

March Madness is almost here too with First Four Round events starting on March 14 and 15. Many believe “it is the most glorious time of the year.” If you celebrate the play-offs there are great places in Mission Hills to join with friends and neighbors. In the midst of March Madness, our neighborhood establishments are also ready for St. Patrick’s Day revelry. Planning to embrace these events in the comfort of your own home? Please remember to support your Mission Hills neighborhood businesses when you stock-up or order take-out.  Keep it local. For non-event followers, a local beauty and pampering appointment may be the perfect way to enjoy the month of March.

If you are anything like me, the arrival of spring during the month of March can feel like a new beginning. As you consider what might be personally meaningful and have a greater positive impact, please know the Mission Hills BID is a great organization looking for people who want to become more involved in making Mission Hills an exciting place to live, work, shop, dine and relax.   

March is really all about you!


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