Thursday, September 10, 2009

Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair: October 3-4, 2009

Come to the Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair Saturday and Sunday October 3-4, 2009

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. Folks line up along the route with coffee in hand to cheer on family, friends and neighbors who are competing in the race. This year I will be helping with the 10K race. Volunteering for the fair is great fun!

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. This year we are 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 we had a Pineapple booth and also worked at the Beer Garden. We had a great time! It was so nice to see so many of the parents and students who received scholarships stop by and say hello. This year we are sponsoring two booths and will be selling cold soda and sliders. We will also be selling raffle tickets for a new Prius. Proceeds from the raffle will go toward updating our Library. 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.

***If you would like to volunteer I know there are still projects that need help. For more information, please send an email to, or call and leave a message at 310-546-5219.

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