MTF Annual Barbecue

By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   September 20, 2018
Montecito Trails Foundation Annual barbecue takes place at Crane Country Day School on Sunday, September 30

Montecito Trails Foundation will host its annual barbecue on Sunday, September 30, at Crane Country Day School. “It’s less of a fundraiser this year, and more of a thank you!” said Ashlee Mayfield, MTF board member. The Foundation has been hard at work restoring the Montecito network of trails since the Thomas Fire and debris flow; the barbecue is an opportunity to thank MTF supporters and trail enthusiasts. 

In lieu of the usual silent auction, the barbecue will be a community celebration with a raffle, delicious food, and an emphasis on the trails. “We really wanted to engage the kids this year, so we are hosting a family friendly hike on Ennisbrook trail,” Mayfield said. Kids who participate will get their own raffle ticket to a special kids’ raffle. The hike begins at 10:30 am, with the barbecue starting at noon. Lunch will be served by Los Padres Outfitters, and Steve Woods will provide live country music. Of course there will be the famous Margarita Bar; beer, wine, and soft drinks will also be available. has donated a large map that will outline the trail system along with denoting which trails are open and which are still damaged. “We are looking forward to communicating the progress of what we’ve done and where we are going, and what the future holds,” Mayfield said. (We’ll have an update on major trail progress in an upcoming edition.)

The event is chaired this year by longtime MTF board member Barbara Cleveland. For more information, and to purchase a ticket to the barbecue, visit 


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