Friday, October 03, 2008

Manhattan Beach: Hometown Fair... October 4-5, 2008

While there are a lot of things to love about living in Manhattan Beach.. one of the best is the Hometown Fair. The 10K race is an event for the whole community... whether you are a marathon athlete or an I can do this cuz I want a tee shirt competitor this is an event cheered by the whole community.

After the race take a leisurely stroll through the booths filled with handcrafted items made by a number of our local residents. Then it's off to the food and games areas for the whole family. These booths are staffed by non-profit community groups who raise money for their organizations.

One of the oldest of the philanthropic groups in Manhattan Beach is the Neptunian Woman's Club of Manhattan Beach. The Neptunian Woman's Club was started in 1909 before Manhattan Beach was officially Manhattan Beach. Next year we will be celebrating our 100th Birthday! Each year the club raises money for scholarships for Manhattan Beach students and other local charities with a number of events.

Last year The Neptunians had a soda booth. We had a great time! It was so nice to see many of the parents and students who received scholarships stop by and say hello. This year you will find us at the Pineapple booth and the Beer Garden. We hope you will stop by and join us again this year as we continue our goal of providing scholarships for Manhattan Beach students and local groups who need a helping hand along with some cash.

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