The Ramona Bowl resumes their Pancake Breakfast


A lot of things ceased to be when it all began in 2012, when former San Jacinto City Councilman Steve Di Memmo came up with the idea. Steve has long been part of the Ramona family and enjoys being part of the cooking team.

Golden Era Golf Course hosted the breakfast, with 150 participants this year, including grandparents, parents, and children from all walks of life. It was a funfest with a “Hi Neighbor” theme. The menu, featuring eggs, pancakes, sausage, orange juice, and coffee, was quickly gobbled up. I spoke to a friend who attended with her four boys. “It was a break for me to get them out of the house and let them play with the other kids.”
Santa appeared and posed for pictures with the kids and accepted their lists of toys they wanted for Christmas. Santa passed the lists on to you-know-who.

As always, the Soboba Foundation donated toys. A drawing every half hour got toys distributed. Ramona Board member Lori Van Arsdale was just as thrilled as the kids. She is such a hoot at such affairs. With 2024 coming up, the Ramona Bowl will be celebrating its 101st season. This event kicked off the new century of Ramona, which means rehearsals and sign-ups will begin on January 27th for the Rock Indians and Village Children.

My sources tell me that the President’s Dinner with the cast for the 101st season will be held on January 13th at the Hemet Public Library, where the Arias Troubadours will be honored for their 100th anniversary of performing at the Ramona Pageant. For information, call 951-658-3111 or go to
I’ve attended a couple of these events back in the eighties, and they are loads of fun. I’ll try to make this one. Just sayin.

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