Taste of Baldwin Park
By Lucia and Lorena Flores
August 2, 2013 • 389 views
Baldwin Park -
On Thursday, July 25, the city of Baldwin Park hosted a Taste of Baldwin Park. The event was held at Morgan Park, right in the heart of the city, and placed an emphasis on local restaurants in the area.
Those in attendance were able to purchase food at a discounted price from local eateries such as Taco Ready, Super Bionicos, Baldwin Park Pizza Co., and Menchies Frozen Yogurt.
Providing entertainment for the crowd was U2 tribute band Hollywod U2, who performed a number of hits. There were also local artists showcasing their art, and even a Spiderman who made a variety of impressive balloon animals and other objects.
Among the food and music vendors offered residents a variety of products and services. Waste Management offered information on programs for low-income families. The Baldwin Park Library offered residents a chance to spin the wheel and win a prize, which included picking a book out from their table. There was even a Zumba demonstration for those interested in taking a class.
The Mayor of Baldwin Park, Manuel Lozano and Council Member Richard Pacheco also took time to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of several Baldwin Park residents. Doctor Mike Jimenez was recognized for his dedication and hard work in the trauma center. Sergeant Jorge Avila was also recognized for being an outstanding citizen and serving his country. Also honored was volunteer Yolanda Garcia, who sadly passed away from cancer. Her family was on hand to receive a certificate in her memory.
This was a great community event that spotlighted the positive aspects of the city.