The Coast News Group

Historic mission hosts evening under stars

OCEANSIDE — Old Mission San Luis Rey will host its annual Heritage Ball to honor the historic landmark with a night of dinner, dancing and fundraising under the stars at 6 p.m. Aug. 25 at 4050 Mission Ave. With Executive Director, Father David Gaa, event chair and local community volunteer, Gigi Gleason, and auction chair, Robbie Hass, at the helm, guests will enjoy a three-course dinner and dancing to NRG Music and Productions.There will be an opportunity drawing for a Holland American Line cruise at only $50 per ticket, plus live auction items. To beautify and renew the adjacent courtyard to the church, a paddle raiser will be held to not only restore Peyri Court, and make it safer for visiting school children.

All proceeds of the Heritage Ball benefit the restoration and renovation of Old Mission San Luis Rey. To become a sponsor or purchase tickets, call (760) 757-3651, ext. 146 or visit Old Mission San Luis Rey, the King of the Missions, a National Historic Landmark, was founded in 1798. Take I-5 to Hwy 76 East, turn left on Rancho Del Oro Road and continue straight to the Mission entrance. For more information, visit