Montrose Food & Brewfest Offers Beer, Music and Food – All for a Great Cause!
The first annual Montrose Food and Brewfest is on Sunday, July 27 from noon to 4 p.m. in the 2200 block of Honolulu Avenue. It will feature over 15 different types of beer and over 15 different types of foods to sample. Not only is this going to be a great event, the chamber is donating a portion of the proceeds to the Glendale Police Dept.’s Explorer Program, the Glendale Fire Fighters Club and the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Support Group.
The Glendale Police Foundation provides funding for public safety. The GPF has a great partnership with the GPD and is strategically focused on supporting the operational needs of the GPD to help fight crime and keep Glendale safe. Besides helping to support the underfunded needs of the department, the GPF also supports the Verdugo Hills Regional Crime Lab, the Explorer program, the annual Police Officers Awards Luncheon and Holiday Luncheon, the SWAT and K9 units. Despite deep budget cuts, Glendale is still one of the six safest cities of its size in the United States. Each year, our police department is asked to do more for public safety with fewer officers and less funding. Result: GPF provides the tools, training, technology and equipment that might otherwise go unfunded. A portion of the Brewfest proceeds is specifically going to their Explorer program.
The Crescenta Valley Sheriff Support Group is a non-profit organization that is run by volunteer members of our community and 100% of the membership fees are used to support the Crescenta Valley Sheriff Station and its deputies. The CVSSG helps maintain the important connection between the community and the sheriff’s department. They support programs such as STAR, Montrose Search and Rescue, Explorer Scouts, civilian volunteers, reserves, mounted posse, Neighborhood Watch and Arson Watch. Funds are raised to pay for specialized equipment and other programs necessary at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station. The CVSSG provided funds for a state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Center. This center is a vital link to Los Angeles County’s emergency services during a disaster, servicing over a half million people. Members of the CVSSG receive newsletters, station updates, a new sheriff support group window decal, a safety magnet with various community emergency phone numbers and a membership card. Members are also invited to go on a ride along with a member of the sheriff’s department and attend special events.
The Glendale Fire Dept. slogan, “Community First,” exemplifies the department’s commitment to serving the community and dedication to their profession. The mission of the Glendale Fire Dept. is to protect life and property by providing the highest level of service to the community. The Glendale Firefighters Club, as with the other organizations, raises money for underfunded needs within the Glendale Fire Dept. They also bring community spirit to many events in the area by volunteering their time and talents. They volunteer at our annual Oktoberfest event by manning our dunk tank and leave a boot out that collects funds that go towards their breast cancer awareness campaign. They also helped volunteer at our Centennial Celebration in Montrose with an amazing pancake breakfast that they personally served.
All three of these organizations help our community remain safe in many different ways. Please consider becoming members of these organizations and show your support: glendalepolicefoundation.org, cvssg.org, glendaleca.gov – click on Fire Department.
Keep the line down and pre-purchase your Food and Brewfest tickets today! VIP early entrance is $60, which gets you in an hour before general admission ticketholders. General admission tickets are $50. Since we all believe in drinking responsibly, our designated driver food only ticket is $30. Remember this is a ticket only event. Tickets are limited, so buy your tickets now at www.montrosebrewfest.com.
Come enjoy the live music, cold brews and local fare, all for a great cause!