Active duty military, veterans and dental hygiene alumni get complimentary tickets to Oct. 17 event

Tickets are still available for the fourth annual Taft College Foundation ribeye barbecue on Oct. 17.
The big annual cookout will feature special guest Ann McElhinney, a filmmaker who will be a featured speaker at the West Kern Petroleum Summit the college is hosting the next day.
The Taft College Foundation hosts the annual Alumni and Friends Cougar Ribeye cookout in the quad area on the Taft College campus each fall.
As is the custom, active duty military personnel and veterans and their guests will be given complimentary ticks. This year's barbecue will also recognize the 20th anniversary of the Taft College dental hygiene program
The evening begins with a social hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m with dinner service beginning at approximately 6 p.m. and continuing until 8 p.m.
The evening will include formal presentation of colors and flag salute, live music by the band "Blackboard Playboys," from Trout's of Bakersfield, a couple of surprises, a raffle for all ticket holders to win a $300 gift card from Chevron Valley Credit Union, and of course fabulous rib-eye steak prepared by caterer Orchel Krier of the Tumbleweed Café & Bar.
The dinner menu includes steaks, salad, beans, bread, and ice cream for dessert.
Beverages will be available for sale, including beer and wine, as well as sodas.
Water will be complimentary.
Tickets are $20.00 for adults and $10.00 for students/children, and are available by calling 661-763-7700. In addition, you can purchase tickets at the Taft College Student Services cashier in the college administration office, 29 Emmons Park Drive.
The event is sponsored by the Cougar alumni who own and operate TRC.
For more information, please call Sheri Horn-Bunk, Director Foundation & Development, at 661-763-7936 or email