by DARSHANA PATEL AND MICHELLE O’CONNOR-RATCLIFF 

What’s New in PQ?

Holiday greetings from your PQ Town Council! Neighbors are already decking the halls, Christmas Card Lane is in full swing, and Winter Wonderland at Hilltop Park is next weekend. Peñasquitos knows how to do it up right!
Your Town Council is doing its part to spruce up our community too. We hope you’ve noticed the splashy new street banners along our main roads, proclaiming “Dream Big – Think Local” and “Strengthen Community – Think Local.” The 50 banners represent the revival of the Town Council’s Banner District. The design and production services of Joanna Fox at Fox Graphics and speedy banner installation work by Greg Heer of The Décor Plan were exemplary. However, without the generous sponsorship of the San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU) and its new local branch manager Janie Gonzalez, these colorful emblems of community spirit would not be gracing our town. Thank you SDCCU!
Although dormant until recently, our PQ Banner District has consistently advertised the Town Council’s annual Fiesta de los Peñasquitos community street fair every April and May. Additionally, for the past two years during June and July, the Town Council has partnered with the San Diego County Fair to offer residents a chance to appear on banners showcasing the fair’s theme.
Our banners represent an opportunity to showcase and build on PQ’s unique spirit. (Speaking of PQ spirit, don’t miss the winning essays from our “Growing Up PQ” essay contest in this issue!) The Town Council knows that strengthening the relationship between our local PQ businesses and residents will ultimately strengthen our whole community. We hope our new banners encourage residents to look first to local businesses when seeking services and products. If we think local, shop local, and play local, we can help everyone “Dream Big!”

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