After 18 months of seeing fun family events shut down due to the pandemic, IBEW 11 families were raring to go for this year’s annual union picnic at Hollywood Sports Park on Saturday, Oct. 23.
Nearly 2,000 members and their families showed up for the day-long event which included bounce houses, face painting, games, prizes, bingo, horseshoes, food, a cigar lounge for the adults, and raffles galore. Kaiser Permanente was on hand with its mobile healthcare clinic at the event, giving out free vaccines, boosters, flu shots and body scans. More than 100 members signed up for these potentially life-saving healthcare offerings that can often detect problems early on and help saves members’ lives.
A shoutout to all the raffle winners, and a special congratulations to Orlando Ponce, an Inside Wireman whose wife’s winning ticket earned him and his family a 75” flat screen TV.
“What a great event we put on this year,” said Business Manager Joel Barton. “The members really appreciate it. Everyone had a lot of fun – look at all the smiles you see everywhere!”
This year’s picnic marked the 20th time the local has held the event and the second year it has place at Hollywood Sports Park.
“We’ll be back next year,” Barton said, “with an even bigger and better event.”
Click here to see the 2021 photogallery.