Last November, a fork… yes… an 18 foot fork, appeared in the intersection of Pasadena and St. Johns Avenues. There was a lot of buzz at the time since the strip of land that the fork “pierced” was owned by CalTrans and appeared out of the blue.
It turned out to be an elaborate birthday prank in honor of Bob Stane, founder of the Ice House Comedy Club who is turning 75 years old masterminded by Ken Marshall, his long term friend. Ken is the founder of the Coffee Gallery, one of our 365 Things To Do In Pasadena® highlighted local hangouts in Altadena.
Almost immediately, it was clear that the utensil could be more than just a prank and was a symbol for a food drive benefiting Pasadena’s Union Station. It was quite a success. However, the fork was taken down per city’s orders 7 months later.
Recently, the city of Pasadena has granted a permit for a refurbished 18 ft “fork in the road” to grace the intersection again. And, this coming weekend, November 12th and 13th, will be another food drive. This year’s food drive, appropriately named “Put the Fork in Hunger” is held for the benefit of Union Station’s Homeless Services.
Stop on by and drop off your non-perishable items between the hours of 8 am to 4 pm. Drive slowly and hand over your donations to the volunteers.
200 Bellefontaine, Pasadena
Intersection of Pasadena Avenue, St. John Avenue and Bellefontaine
WHEN: November 12th and 13th, 2011 – Saturday/Sunday from 8 am to 4 pm
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