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A typically cheery COTV group met for dinner at Temecula Pizza Factory on Thursday, August 20. The gathering was to show appreciation for Pizza Factory’s sponsorship of our club once again this year. This is not to imply that the effort on our part was any hardship because the pizza was excellent, the drinks were cold, and the camaraderie was terrific.

Fill-in host Bill Stedfield was first to arrive followed almost immediately by Lou Long from Paradise Chevrolet Cadillac. They instantly proceeded to the beer tap counter to do a brew quality and temperature check.

Within a very few minutes several more club members arrived and the establishment was looking best ever with several Corvettes parked smartly in a row by the entrance.

Attendees included Layne and Mary Norby, who deserved the Long Distance Award for driving in from Riverside; Armando and Patricia Diaz; Manny and Diane Macedo; John Meyer and Skip Hipp from the “Yellow Squad” came together in John’s C7; Dave Hellman; Nando DeLuna and Cindy Machado; Tom Hafeli with grandson Cameron, who looks like he could play for the Packers; Bill and Marilyn Watson; Harry and Sharon Finch; Lou Long; and Bill and Cynthia Stedfield, who brought along neighbor Tony Dellos.

Temecula Pizza Factory was an excellent host with a private party room set up for COTV. An NFL game was on the flat screen, sound muted, but with all the chatter and laughing at the tables the game was hardly noticed.

For those who do not know Pizza Factory, it is definitely worth trying. The menu includes a long list of pizzas but also pasta, sandwiches, calzones, soups, salads, and appetizers. The beer list has many choices of both bottles and drafts and a variety of soft drinks is available as well.

Pizza Factory is a good neighbor. In addition to sponsoring COTV, the restaurant’s walls are covered floor to ceiling with appreciation plaques from youth sports teams, schools, and other civic organizations.

Temecula Pizza Factory (a franchise) is located at 31725 Temecula Pkwy, near the intersection of Margarita Rd, close to Stein Mart.