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Club fires up grill for chicken dinner on Thursday to benefit Ontario park

Bright red monkey bars, a yellow swing set and a big blue metal slide share space at Ontario’s Lanterman-Kiwanis Park with picnic tables under a shady pavilion and a soccer field. It’s one of two Kiwanis Club sponsored parks in Ontario.

Soon the park may sport new renovations such as walking paths, more trees, and even a volleyball net, according to Bob Komoto, secretary of the Kiwanis Club of Ontario.

The club is hosting its annual barbecue fundraiser from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, at Beck-Kiwanis Park on Northwest Eighth Avenue. Tickets are $14 and are available at Ontario Area Chamber of Commerce and Kinney & Keele True Value Hardware. All the proceeds will be focused towards renovating Lanterman-Kiwanis Park.

“Every neighborhood deserves a nice park,” said Sarah Ray, who . . .