HINKLEY – The first annual Community Information Day and Barbecue was a rollicking success.
That’s no surprise since it was a benefit staged by the Hinkley Rollicking Ranchers 4H Club. The community gathered for a meal, information and fun and games.
The event was held at the Hinkley Fire Station on Flower Street just off Highway 58.
PG&E provided a $6,000 grant to underwrite the event. That way, all the proceeds from the sale of the 200 meals directly benefitted the 4H club.
Besides the meal, which included a tri-tip sandwich, two side dishes and a drink, the event included a bounce house for children and face painting. People got to inspect and take photos of the fire trucks. There were also free blood pressure checks, community information was available and groups could use the available free booth space.
“During the early stages of the formation of the Hinkley Community Advisory Committee (CAC), members voiced their desire for an event where residents could come together and share a meal in a relaxed setting,” said Jose Moreno-Jimenez, a PG&E community relations representative who works in Hinkley. “By all accounts the Community Information Day was a success.”
PG&E continues to support the Hinkley community. Recently, a PG&E grant provided a new fence for the Hinkley School. The utility also has established the Hinkley Career Training Program to help young adults get job experience and career-building skills.
In November, PG&E will be working with the local community on a Health Fair event and the second annual Holiday Turkey Giveaway will be held in December.