The Bean Bash began in the summer of 1974. It was started by former State Representative Bill McBee, initially conceived as a political fundraiser. The bash consisted of bean soup, tomatoes, slaw, and corn bread cooked on site. As the attendance at the Bean Bash grew, the Homemakers of Hebron and Burlington made the corn bread. (All still served to this day!)
The Bean Bash grew large and was moved to Turfway Park in the early 1980's. It was reinvented because of one very special guy, Steve McBee, Bill’s son, who sadly passed away in 2009. It is an opportunity for the McBee family and the Northern Kentucky community to show their support for these charities and their outstanding programs.
The proceeds of the Bean Bash went to Redwood Rehabilitation Center, BAWAC and KIDS HELPING KIDS. When KIDS HELPING KIDS moved to Ohio, Special Olympics – Northern Kentucky became the third charity. New Perceptions joined our event in 2015. Our founder, Bill McBee, passed away in 2011. The legacy he has left with The Bean Bash will continue to benefit the great causes Bill felt so passionately about daily.
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