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19th Annual Anaheim Transportation Faire to Benefit Local Charities
ANAHEIM, CA - (September 16, 2010) - The 19th annual City of Anaheim Transportation Faire begins Wednesday, Sept. 22, giving citizens a trip down memory lane by featuring "Classic Television" as this year's theme.  Proceeds from the Transportation Faire, which includes the much anticipated Chili Cook-off competition, will benefit local charities.

The Chili Cook-off, in Downtown Anaheim on Center Street Promenade, will feature a dozen varieties of homemade chili.  The competition is open to the public and taste-testers are welcome to sample some or all of the dishes.  The competition will take place from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 22.  Tickets are available and are being sold as two tickets for $1.

Participants in the Chili Cook-off competition are also encouraged to decorate their food booths to correspond to this year's theme.  Various community exhibitor booths will also be a part of the Transportation Faire.

The Transportation Faire continues in October with a Book Faire of new books and gift items.  The Book Fair will be held Oct. 13-14 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the first floor lobby at City Hall (200 S. Anaheim Blvd).

The Transportation Faire is sponsored by the City of Anaheim, Public Works Transportation Center and celebrates California Rideshare Week (Oct. 3-9). All proceeds from the Transportation Faire will benefit the Anaheim Community Foundation/Oak Canyon Nature Center, the Anaheim Library Foundation/Books to Read for Kids in Need, the Anaheim Family Justice Center Survivor's Academy, and the American Lung Association/SCAMP Camp.

For additional information on the Anaheim Transportation Faire, and to participate in next year's Chili Cook-off competition, please call the City of Anaheim Transportation Center at 714-765-KARS (5277).


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