Save the date for FMC annual Western Barbecue


Save the date for the Family Matters Club 3rd annual Western Barbecue on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 3 to 6 pm. at Holiday Harbor Park.

Wristbands for kids are $5 and include unlimited pony rides, a petting zoo, games, crafts, face painting and mechanical bull rides.
The fun-filled afternoon also includes a watermelon eating contest, country music, line dancing, square dancing and vendors.

The “Western Jail” is back again this year. The Family Matters Club “sheriff” will be out and about walking around. Guests can pay the “sheriff” $5 to apprehend any suspect at the park. The suspect will be locked up in the club’s “jail” for 10 minutes. If they choose, they can post a $5 bail and be released immediately. “This is a fun fundraiser for the event and we look forward to seeing who will get to be on the most wanted posters,” Shawna Bowen, Family Matters Club founder, said.

Brisket, chicken and pulled pork dinner plates are available for purchase for $15. Hot dog meals cost $6. A pre-sale ticket is required for meals. To purchase, contact Donna Lovejoy at 951-970-6628.

Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are available. Vendor spaces cost $40 and can be reserved by emailing A $50 cash prize will be awarded to the vendor with the best western-decorated booth. For more information, contact Carmen Cortez at 951-757-4901.

Sponsorship opportunities are as follows:

  • $100: Pony rides (three available) and mechanical bull  (four available).
  • $75: Petting zoo (four available).
  • $60: Games and prizes (10 available).
  • $50: Watermelon eating contest (four available).

Sponsors will have their names announced at the event and displayed on signs at the event. Names also will be posted on the club’s website and Facebook event page.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Lesley Hopper at 951-818-7309 or visit