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FS 37 recreates Bay Watch on Hope Street


Annual Hope for Firefighters event. Besides all the excited diners, there was music, family fun and the enticing aroma of the amazing food all being cooked by the firefighter chefs. All the firehouse crews were busy


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preparing well in advance of the event. There were menus to plan and props to build. Ralphs/Food4Less, the title sponsor in recent years, helped to make the pre-planning pro- cess a little bit easier. They provided gift cards for all the fire stations participating, making their markets one-stop shopping for all the food and supplies. Things


kicked off with a rousing


rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” by talented vocalist Lea Carranza. Throughout the day, emcees Chief Steve Ruda and KTLA’s Mary Beth McDade kept the show moving. And in the end, all the monies raised at this event benefited LAFRA’s Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund.


VOLUNTEERS There was no shortage of fantastic Photos by David Blaire, John Wiley & Yvonne Griffin 6 • August 2016


support this year as Food Booth Sponsors Capital Group and Har Bro provided several enthusiastic volunteers. They manned the food booths and raffle tables, assisted with the Muster Games and awards presentations, just to name a few of the areas where they pitched in to help alongside our own volunteer Boot Brigade.


housands of Downtown “Foodies”


packed the pavement and plaza outside 333 Hope Street on June 2nd for the 19th


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