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Wescom to Sponsor Food & Wine Festival Benefitting PTA Backpacks

food-and-wine-482x298As part of the spectacular events surrounding Culver City’s 2017 Centennial Celebration, Wescom Credit Union presents the 2017 Culver City Centennial Westside Food & Wine Festival which will serve up tastes of amazing food, wines, and spirits to raise money for Backpacks for Kids, Culver Palms Meals on Wheels, and YouCaring, on Sunday, July 2, 2017, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. (VIP 4:00 p.m.) at the Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Westside in Culver City. Delicious tastes from some of Culver City, Mar Vista, Venice and West Los Angeles’ popular restaurants and chefs are paired with tastings of wines, spirits and other libations. This Culver City celebratory event also features a silent auction, ambient music by DJ Gabe of Culver City; live guitar by Kevin G; Fantastic Paul, the professional strolling magician as seen on America’s Got Talent, Photo Both, a fortune telling psychic. VIP tickets are also available, which include chair massages and other special perks.

Southern California’s Wescom Credit Union is the Gold Sponsor providing financial experts on hand to answer any banking questions. Big Blue, Wescom’s self-contained mobile financial center, will be on-site for guests to visit. Silver sponsors Culver City Honda and Culver City Toyota will showcase new cars; Postmates, on-demand delivery, is a Bronze sponsor; in-kind sponsors include Costco and Govino; and L.A. Weekly, Culver City Times, Culver City News, LA Art Party.com, Coast to Coast Newspaper, and Yelp, are media sponsors.

Proceeds benefit Culver City Council PTA’s Backpacks for Kids Program, Culver Palms Meals on Wheels, and YouCaring. Backpacks for Kids discreetly provides nutritious, child-friendly, easy-to-prepare food to chronically hungry children. The food is distributed in ordinary backpacks students take home over the weekends during the school year. For more information, please visit www.ccbackpacksforkids.com/. Culver Palms Meals on Wheels has been serving the homebound in Culver City and surrounding communities since 1974, providing nutritious meals at an affordable price to persons who are confined to their homes because of illness, accident, convalescence or age. For more information, please visit www.mealsonwheelsculverpalms.org. YouCaring is a free crowdfunding platform that empowers people to help others overcome hardships and enjoy happier, healthier lives. For more information, please visit https://www.youcaring.com/.

Among the many restaurants providing sweet and savory tastings are Chef Kimmy Tang, Cava, Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Westside, Fresh Brothers, Hanjip, LA Gastronomy, Le Pain Quotidien, Luciano Italiano Cucina, Mayura Indian Restaurant, Ococoa Chocolates, Panini Kabob Grill, Pitfire Pizza, Primal Kitchen, Public School, Smitten Liquid Nitrogren Ice Cream, Wildcraft, and more.

Wineries and beverage companies pouring include a substantial and varied selection of fine wines, spirits and craft beer from Young’s Market, American Born Whiskey, Humboldt Rum and Vodka, Martian Ranch & Vineyards, Boisset Collection, Plough Family Vineyards, Harmless Harvest Coco Water, Iron Fist Craft Beer, Naked Juice, Rutherford Ranch Winery, 1000 Stories Wine, BNA Wine Group, Spa Girl Vodka Cocktails, Rock N Roll Tequila, Tea Riot, and more.

The Silent Auction includes fun and delicious items from the LA Kings, Trader Joes, The Studio MDR, Wine Magnums, Restaurant gift cards, Haircuts, Professional Photo Sessions, Ice Skating lessons, Swing Dance lessons, Magician in your home, and more.

Gold Sponsor Wescom Credit Union has been dedicated to helping members throughout Southern California build better lives since 1934. Headquartered in Pasadena, Wescom now has 22 branches providing essential banking solutions to nearly 200,000 members. Benefits include lower loan rates, higher savings yields, reduced fees, and a robust network of branches and ATMs. #WescomKindness is an extension of Wescom Credit Union’s longstanding belief in the importance of serving its community through such programs as WeCare, Wescom’s employee run charitable foundation. For more information, please visit www.wescom.org.

Tickets to the Culver City Wine & Food Festival are $75 per person; $85 at the door. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available for $100 per person; $110 at the door.

Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Westside is located at 6333 Bristol Pkwy., in Culver City, CA 90230. For tickets and information, please call Todd Elliot Entertainment at (310) 827-0873, or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/culver-city-centennial-foodwine-festival-presented-by-wescom-tickets-34288770636 or www.swingentertainment.com.

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