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Chili Cook-Off and Book Fair to raise funds for programs benefitting Anaheim residents
ANAHEIM, CA. (September 16, 2013) The 22nd annual Anaheim Transportation Fair and Chili Cook-off, taking place on Wednesday, Sept. 18 in Downtown Anaheim, is a fun and tasty way to support local community initiatives. And for only $1 you will receive two chili ‘tastings’ and help city nonprofit organizations at the same time! The event is open to the public.
This year’s theme – “Ridesharing Gets In Shape” – was inspired by the City’s aim for fitness and health. Fifteen chili booths and 21 community exhibitor booths will be at the Center Street Promenade, Downtown Anaheim from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Booths are colorfully and decoratively themed, and fun is had by all.
But the Transportation Fair doesn’t end with the last drop of chili. It continues with a Book Fair on October 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the first floor lobby of City Hall, located at 200 South Anaheim Blvd. Books for all ages, plus craft projects and gift items, are available for purchase.
All of the proceeds from the Transportation Fair benefit the Anaheim Community Foundation/Oak Canyon Nature Center, the Anaheim Library Foundation/Books to Read for Kids in Need, and the American Lung Association/SCAMP Camp.
The Transportation Fair is sponsored by the City of Anaheim, Public Works Transportation Center and is celebrating California Rideshare Week, which is October 7-11. For additional information on the 22nd Annual Transportation Fair, please call the City of Anaheim Transportation Center at (714) 765-Kars (5277).
ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 346,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.6 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks, the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team, and the Professional Arena Soccer League Anaheim Bolts. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with the Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast, Honda Center, City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim GardenWalk, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.