Chillin' N Grillin'

Great food will be served when Fontana's Fourth Annual Chillin' N Grillin' Community-Police Barbecue Competition will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 at Fontana Park.

The public is invited to attend Fontana's Fourth Annual Chillin' N Grillin' Community-Police Barbecue Competition.

The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Fontana Park Sports Pavilion, located at 15556 Summit Avenue, next to the Jessie Turner Center and Aquatics Center. The doors will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Competitors include Fontana POA, San Bernardino POA, San Bernardino County Firefighters Local 985, and Steelworkers Local 8599, Fontana School Employees.

There will be a live boxing demonstration presented by the Fontana Boxing Club.

Armando Muniz, a former Olympian and NABF welterweight champion, will make a celebrity guest appearance.

The Los Angeles Parmelettes Drumline, a group which was seen at the Super Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this year, will be performing.

Other activities include a family friendly Fun Zone for Kids, a People's Choice Car Show and several police and fire vehicles on display.

The cost is $15 at the door, and children under age 5 are free.

The award-winning barbecue teams will spice up their presentations with a Latin flair in recognition of Latin America's independence from Spain.

On Sept. 16, 1810, a Roman Catholic priest named Miguel Hidalgo delivered an early morning speech to his parish members, urging them to revolt against Spanish rule.

Hidalgo's speech became known as the Cry of Dolores and is credited with initiating the armed conflict which lasted until 1821. It led to independence from Spain for many Latin American nations, including Mexico.

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