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Kinecta Hosts Free Public BBQ Saturday To Celebrate 75 Years

Jul 07, 2015 05:57PM ● Published by DigMB Staff

The public is invited to an afternoon of free food and fun this Saturday, July 11 when Kinecta Federal Credit Union holds a celebration in honor of its 75 years of service to the South Bay community from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Manhattan Beach.

Held at Kinecta at 1440 Rosecrans Ave., the event features free entertainment, including face painting, a caricaturist, a strolling magician, a photo booth, music, and lots of giveaways. Kinecta’s Texas-style BBQ rig will be used to prepare some of the free food, which includes barbecue chicken and beef, a vegetarian option, beans, cole slaw, rolls, and drinks. The suggested donation for food is 75 cents and no one will be turned away. Lunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.

The event will include offerings from local police departments, including child fingerprinting and bike safety information as well as a "talking" police car, a patrol car, and a service dog.

Raffle tickets will be available for $1 each. Prizes include theme park tickets (Six Flags, Knott’s Berry Farm, SeaWorld), gift baskets, and a 40” Samsung LED 1080P Smart TV.

Kinecta's 3rd Annual Chili Cookoff, which features Kinecta employees who are volunteering, will be held during the event, with chili samples available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Samplers can vote for the "People's Choice". Official judges from the International Chili Society will determine the official winner, which will be announced at 1:30 p.m.

A "Welcome program" will begin at 12:30 p.m. U.S. Representative Ted LieuMB resident and State Assemblyman David Hadley, MB Mayor Mark Burton, the Hermosa Beach and Hawthorne police departments, Special Olympics athletes, and Kinecta members and employees will be in attendance.

At the event, Kinecta will give special recognition to local police and fire departments for their service and dedication. Special Olympics athletes will also be on hand from Hawthorne-based Mychal’s Learning Place, which serves people with developmental disabilities.

 

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