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MPk's First Geranium Festival on Saturday

  • By David Barron

Monterey Park will celebrate its first ever Geranium Festival on Saturday, Oct. 11 at Barnes Park with contests, a pageant, and a festival dance.

Spearheaded by Council member Teresa Real Sebastian and a group of volunteers, along with Community Participation Commission and city staff, the event is expected to provide a new and exciting event in the city’s events calendar. The committee states that the Geranium is the city flower.
Most of the activities and entertainment will be free. The event will begin at 11 a.m. with a Hula Hoop contest and a String licorice-eating contest. It will be followed by a water balloon toss and musical chairs.
Two Geranium Pageants, one for women 70 years and older, and one for girls 7 years and younger will start at 1 p.m. No contests were scheduled for male contestants.
Later in the afternoon, there will be more contests including a three-legged and potato sack races.
The evening will be culminated with a Geranium Festival Dance at the American Legion Post Hall.
Funding for the event has been provided by a number of business sponsors and booths occupants at the event.
For more information contact the city’s recreation department at (626) 307-1388.

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