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Join the fun and support great causes, Sept. 17 and Oct. 8-9
ANAHEIM, Calif. (August 27, 2014) Supporting local nonprofit organizations is fun – and tasty – here in Anaheim.
Anaheim will celebrate California Rideshare Week, October 6-10, by hosting the City’s 23rd annual Transportation Fair, which includes a Chili Cook-Off and a Book Fair. Proceeds from the Chili Cook-Off and Book Fair will benefit local charities. This year’s Transportation Fair theme is Ridesharing Goes on Vacation.
The Chili Cook-Off will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at downtown Anaheim’s Center Street Promenade. Fifteen chili booths and 25 community exhibitors will participate this year, with colorful booths, music, raffle prizes, and more. Each $1 ticket is good for two chili tastings.
The Transportation Fair will continue with a Book Fair Oct. 8-9 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the first floor lobby at Anaheim City Hall, located at 200 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805.
All proceeds from the Transportation Fair, including the Chili Cook-Off and Book Fair, will go to 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. For additional information on the 23rd Annual Transportation Fair, please call the City of Anaheim Transportation Center at 714-765-Kars (x5277).
For more information on the City of Anaheim, please visit www.anaheim.net.
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, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. 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.