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The City of San Marcos is kicking off a #DiscoverSanMarcos photo scavenger hunt

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The City of San Marcos is kicking off a #DiscoverSanMarcos photo scavenger hunt Monday, Aug. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 30. Visit local parks, trails, facilities, activities and events to receive participation souvenirs and a chance to win gift cards and a WinCo shopping spree valued up to $500.

“With thousands of programs and healthy activities offered each year, this scavenger hunt is a fun way to help residents discover all that San Marcos has to offer,” said Community Services Director Buck Martin. “From hiking to concerts to swimming, athletics, arts and dance classes, San Marcos has something for everyone.”

Designed to encourage residents to discover the variety of recreation places and programs that the City has to offer, the #DiscoverSanMarcos scavenger hunt asks participants to take photos at a variety of pre-determined locations.

“Social media is a great way for the community to engage with their government and learn about city services, issues, news and event,” said Communications Officer Sarah Macdonald.

Participants are encouraged to post the photos to social media and tag images with the hashtag #DiscoverSanMarcos along with a location-specific tag listed on the scavenger hunt photo log.

“By using the #DiscoverSanMarcos tag during the scavenger hunt, residents can help others discover San Marcos and all the things that make this community a vibrant place to live, work and play,” said Macdonald.

Here’s how it works:

  • Like and Follow @sanmarcoscity on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.
  • Visit www.san-marcos.net/DiscoverSanMarcos for a complete listing of destinations and a photo log to track scavenger hunt discoveries.
  • Snap photos at each location, post it to social media and tag your photo with the hashtag #DiscoverSanMarcos along with the location-specific tag indicated on the photo log.
  • For the last stop, visit the San Marcos Community Center at 3 Civic Center Drive to complete a registration form and show city staff your log and scavenger hunt photos.

Participants will receive a program souvenir and earn one raffle ticket for each photo stop completed for the chance to win prizes donated by local businesses. Prize drawings will be conducted in early November.

For more information, visit www.san-marcos.net/DiscoverSanMarcos or contact San Marcos Community Services at (760) 744-9000.

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The City San Marcos residents engage with new Instagram and #discoversanmarcos hashtag

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A new communication effort for residents entitled “ENGAGE San Marcos” was launched in February with rousing success. The campaign is part of the city’s ongoing effort to increase communication and interaction with residents. The effort centers around two new digital advances – a newly designed website and the addition of an Instagram account to the city’s social media lineup.

The city’s new website showcases an improved design with the most popular items right up front, making it easier than ever to navigate the site. An interactive map directory of parks and facilities, online facility reservations and streamlined department pages with easy to find contact information are also featured. Residents will continue to enjoy existing popular services like online class registration and job applications.

Another exciting component of the ENGAGE San Marcos communications campaign is the addition of an Instagram account, which complements the City’s already active social engagements on both Facebook and Twitter.

“Instagram is arguably one of the powerful social networks on the plant and reaches a demographic not always engaged on other social sites,” explained Communications Officer Sarah Macdonald. “Adding this platform helps the City reach out to a wider spectrum of constituents.”

To get residents engaged on this platform, the City is promoting #discoversanmarcos and is asking residents to post pictures of San Marcos using this hashtag.


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What is San Elijo Life and How do I Participate?

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What is San Elijo Life and How do I Participate?

San Elijo Life ™ – #1 Community Website for Everything in San Elijo Hills since 2006 (working on our 10th year!). We cover News and Events for San Marcos and San Elijo Hills.

The intention of San Elijo Life is to support San Elijo Hills and San Marcos resident’s with current information and ideas. We have lived in SEH since 2004 and have a great love for “Life in The Hills.” The site is independent from the developer and the homeowner’s association (HOA). The site is supported by paid advertising. We welcome guest posts and reporting, and your participation!

Participation

The key to San Elijo Life is the participation of its readers on our site and social media. We encourage everyone to share what they see, what they know, and how they feel. Here are 7 ways that you can contribute to the San Eljio Life, and be part of San Elijo Hills and San Marcos open online community.

List is not in order of priority or importance.

  1. REPORT BREAKING NEWS – Hear or witness some news? Send a breaking news report to hillslocal@sanelijolife.com or post on our Facebook Page. It can be as brief as one sentence or posted as a request for more information. Example: “Three fire trucks just went by with sirens blaring. What is up?” We’ll post the report and people who see it on the site or social media will add details. We can sort it out as a group that is open to all. Communication will help us all.

  2. BE A REPORTER – Do you know about something interesting happening in San Elijo Hills or San Marcos? If it is interesting to you, then it’s sure to be interesting to others in the community. Send it in via email or Facebook post or IM us via Facebook. We try to be fast!

  3. COMMENT – Share what you know on our site and Facebook. Whether its details about a breaking news report, government press release, citizen report, photo, or anything else posted on the website, the San Elijo Hills/San Marcos community benefits when you add your input. Sometimes you might have an answer to a specific question, other times you might know some related piece of information. Once again, if it is interesting to you, it will be interesting to others.

  4. WRITE AN OP-ED/GUEST POST – Got an opinion about something local? Write it down and argue your side of the story. Op-EDs should be between 500 to 1000 words in length. We require that you be willing to share your name with readers. Op-EDs cannot promote local businesses or political figures, and are subject to approval of San Elijo Life. Maybe you would like to write a weekly cooking post? This is a great chance for local students to practice some journalism. Photos are important and help tell the story.

  5. POST AN EVENT – It’s the same form for news or events. Be sure to include the date, time, place and any other information about the event. Be sure to specify whether it is a free event or not. Please also send a photo or logo. Please share who is producing/hosting the event, some readers think we host the Farmers Market, Business Expo etc. :).

  6. ASK A QUESTION – Got something you want to know that has local relevance? The question could be historical, factual or just something you’re curious about. Lots of great insight comes from “Question and Answer” posts. Email your question to hillslocal@sanelijolife.com, or post on Facebook.

  7. TELL A FRIEND – If a friend shows you a cool local photo, tells you some news, conveys a strong opinion … tell them that they should send their stuff in to San Elijo Life! We have a lot of new San Elijo Hills residents who are not clear on what going on and who is responsible for what..lets sort this out and work as a community.

San Elijo Life Advertising Opportunities

We offer several advertising and sponsorship packages for businesses, services and community members. Ranging from email: social media, home page banner ad placement to business directory listings, we have a package to fit your business needs and budget. We can help tell the story of your business to build local community.

For more information about advertising opportunities please contact us at hillslocal@sanelijolife.com or 760 496-8134

Our Commitment To San Elijo Hills:

San Elijo Elementary Country Fair Sponsor
San Elijo Hills Foundation Shade Structure Project Donor
SEMS Golf Classic Hole Sponsor
San Elijo Hills AYSO Sponsor
San Elijo Hills 5K Sponsor
We are local residents and HOA and PTO Volunteers

Thanks for all your Support & Readership!

Edward & Michelle Philbrick
Publishers

Enjoy Life in The Hills.
#sanelijothankfull #sanelijolife

San Elijo Life Online Advertising Oportunities- With No Lead Time & San Elijo Hills Targeted

Looking To Do Online Advertising To Reach San Elijo Hills? 

Since 2006 San Elijo Life provides community news, photos, videos, and a directory of resources for residents of San Elijo Hills. Created by residents for current and potential residents, San Elijo Life provides a unique opportunity for businesses and services to speak directly to members of the San Elijo Hills Community.

We offer several advertising and sponsorship packages for businesses and services looking to target San Elijo Hills. Ranging from post/email marketing,  San Elijo Hills Business Directory listings, and special packages to fit your business needs and budget.

Have a message to get out fast and cost effectively. Quick and easy set up process, your advertisement can be live on SanElijoLife.com within 24 hours.

For more information about advertising opportunities, please contact Ed Philbrick today to get started at hillslocal@sanelijolife.com  or 760 496-8134

Here are a few samples from our current San Elijo Hills Business Directory-

Electrician

Ms. Sparky Electric
Serving North County
mssparkyelectric.com
760-942-7345
sparky89@cox.net

Locksmith

A San Elijo Locksmith
Lock-outs; Re-keys; Installs; Repairs
760-855-1242
www.asanelijolocksmith.com

Swim Lessons

Waterworks Aquatics
2704 Gateway Road
Carlsbad, CA 92009
760-603-9400
www.waterworksswim.com/carlsbad
info@waterworksswim.com

Please contact San Elijo Life for your listing for just $50.00/year

San Elijo Life via Social Media

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We also have Pinterest boards http://pinterest.com/sanelijolife/ Pin the San Elijo Hills lifestyle.

And remember to follow us on Twitter @sanelijolife and we would love to have you as a Facebook Fan at www.facebook.com/SanElijoLife

Thanks for your readership!