AL Bahr Shrine Potentates Ball

On Saturday evening January 21st, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fashion Valley, Al Bahr Shrine held it’s annual Potentates Ball. This event is with out a doubt the biggest event of the year…Attended by Nobles from all over the three state area including Zelza, Al Zeribah, El Bekel and Al Molika to name a few! The entertainment was provided by the Potentates Daughter and Son….Wow…His Daughter’s Soprano voice was amazing…and his Son was just as amazing with Broadway tunes …which explains why Illustrious referred to him as Mr. Broadway. It was my privilege to again photograph this event and it will by my Continuing pleasure to serve Illustrious Larry Parker as his photographer…He will be the 19th consecutive Potentate I have had the Honor to serve! Here are just a few photos to tease you with….the rest can be seen at

Al Bahr Shrine Election of Officers

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Friday evening at the Al Bahr Shrine Center, Al Bahr held its annual election of officer’s. Congratulations to Lou Hahn our newly elected potentate for the year 2016! His theme this year is Team16….and it looks to be a great year! Here are a few photos…the rest at

Mother Goose Parade

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On Saturday November 21st, The annual Mother Goose Parade was held in El Cajon California…for the first time in 69 years not on a Sunday. The parade was much shorter than in years past and the route has been changed…not for the better in my eyes. I normally don’t get on a soap box on this site…not my style…but…since I have a 54 year history to work from I think I can speak from experience…these changes do not seem to be for the better…first…Saturday…really…want to take a small guess at  how many children are in gauged at Soccer,Baseball , Basketball and other sundry sports venues…on Saturday….I know that they are trying to cater to religious concerns regarding Sundays and Church…I am willing to take a guess that kids/sports has the church side out numbered…secondly ending at the Mall…hmm wonder what that’s all about…some how not about the kids…I’m willing to wager….enough! Here are a few images…as always the rest and be  viewed at