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Anaheim's Annual Transportation Faire to Feature a Chili Cook-off and Book Sale
The 18th annual City of Anaheim Transportation Faire, beginning Sept. 23, will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the moon landing.
ANAHEIM, CA - (September 17, 2009) - Come hungry, and come with a heart to support the community!  The City of Anaheim’s 18th annual Charity Transportation Faire will feature several activities, including the popular Chili Cook-off and a book fair, with proceeds benefitting several area non-profit organizations. 

This year’s Transportation Faire celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch and moon landing.   On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 launched from the Kennedy Space Center, and four days later, on July 20, Commander Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon and spoke the now famous words, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” 

The schedule of events for the Charity Transportation Fair is as follows –

Chili Cook-off
Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Center Street Promenade in Downtown Anaheim

The Chili Cook-off will feature 15 chili entries and 32 community exhibitor booths.  Tickets for tasting the chili are two tickets for $1.00, and will be available at the event. 

Book Fair
Oct. 7-8, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., City Hall East, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd., first floor lobby

The book fair will take place over the course of two days and feature holiday gifts in addition to books for every member of the family.

Proceeds raised from the Charity Transportation Faire will be used to support the Anaheim Community Foundation/Oak Canyon Nature Center located in Anaheim Hills, the Anaheim Library Foundation/Books to Read for Kids in Need, and the American Lung Association/SCAMP Camp.

The Transportation Faire is sponsored by the City of Anaheim, Public Works Transportation Center and celebrates California Rideshare Week, October 5-9. 

For additional information on the 18th Annual Transportation Faire, please call the City of Anaheim Commuter Services Office at (714) 765-KARS (5277).

Media Contact: Ruth Ruiz 714.765.5060more city news


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 and most visited cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.7 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; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.


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