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August 28, 2017 (San Diego) -- Kiwanians in East County are hitting the trail come September – at least the trails at Mission Trails Regional Park.

Members of the Kiwanis Clubs of Lake Murray, La Mesa and Fletcher Hills are combining their efforts to raise funds for their youth scholarships and community sponsorships by presenting “Twilight Tasting at the Trails” from 6 pm to 9 pm on Saturday, September 9.

The event, which will feature craft beers and wines from local breweries and wineries as well as a variety of tasty foods from local restaurants, will be in the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center.  Entrance to the center is located off Mission Gorge Road and east of Jackson Drive.

Breweries participating in the event will be Burning Beard Brewing Company of El Cajon, Citizen Brewers of San Diego, and Helix Brew Company of La Mesa.  Vista-based Mother Earth Brew Company will be sponsored by Pete’s Place Bar on La Mesa Boulevard.

A selection of wines will be provided by PRP Wines International of San Diego.  Founded in 1989 and based in San Diego, PRP is considered the pioneer in wine samplings to entertain and educate the public about the world of fine wines.

Food offerings will be served by BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in Grossmont Center, Flour Power Bakery in El Cajon, Hooley’s Irish Pub in Grossmont Center, Nonno’s Italian Restaurant in La Mesa, Rita’s Italian Ice in Santee, and Brew Spot Coffee in La Mesa.  Others food providers are pending.  Other sponsors are Daniel Denhart and Medina Horning & Krause LLP.

An opportunity drawing will feature two tickets to tour the Midway Aircraft Carrier in San Diego Bay, and two wine-tasting events for up to 15 people each -- each event valued at $300.  Other prizes include a Barbeque Accessories Basket, a Jamul Beer Company basket, a gift basket from The Hills Local Pub, a picnic basket with wine, and golf club tickets for four.  Plus an Emergency Car Kit with three Body Beautiful Car Washes.  And more.

Heading the triad team are Cathy Saur and Ginger Aldrich of Lake Murray Kiwanis, Glenna Bloeman and Bob Shultz of La Mesa Kiwanis, and Dave Liss and Chuck Fleming of Fletcher Hills Kiwanis.

Tickets for “Twilight Tasting” are $40 per person.  Call the Kiwanis Club phone (619) 212-9132 for reservations, or contact any Kiwanian in Fletcher Hills, La Mesa, or Lake Murray.

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