BELL GARDENS, Calif., Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bicycle Hotel & Casino with support from The Bicycle Casino Community Foundation and in conjunction with The City of Bell Gardens and Senator Ricardo Lara will host the 32 nd Annual Home for the Holidays event on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, offering a helping hand during the holidays for low-income families in the Bell Gardens district.
The mission for "Home for the Holidays" is to continue to provide a celebratory holiday dinner and an ever-lasting memory to low-income families who face financial hardship. This year approximately 1500 individuals from 400 households are expected to attend and enjoy the full complement of holiday fun including a festive holiday dinner basket, a special photo with Santa, lunch for all attendees, carnival-style rides, games, a petting zoo, face painting, clowns, and cartoon caricatures. Each child departs the magical day with a Christmas present and a day full of special memories. Applications to participate in the event may be picked up on or after November 15, 2016 at the Bell Gardens City Hall. The deadline to return completed applications is November 30, 2016 to Coldwell Banker, office of Pedro Aceituno, 6730 Florence Avenue, Bell Gardens, CA 90201 (City Hall will not be accepting applications). All applications will be reviewed for proper eligibility and tickets for those selected families will be distributed the week of December 12, 2016. For question regarding this event, please contact The Bicycle Hotel & Casino at (562) 806-4646. Applications are limited. "We are humbled by and truly appreciative of our partners, The Bicycle Hotel & Casino, The City of Bell Gardens and Senator Ricardo Lara." said Deborah Carter Hunt, of the Bicycle Casino, "It takes great collaboration and support to be able to continue important and necessary programs like Home for the Holidays that benefit the low-income families of Bell Gardens." Participating in this event are volunteers from local high schools, active team members and their young adult children who have grown-up attending this celebration in previous years who wish to reciprocate the gesture shown by past volunteers.