A tailgate party with all the trappings of pre-game parking lot festivities at a football stadium is the theme for an El Centro Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau mixer tonight.
El Centro Regional Medical Center will be the host.
The mixer will be from 5 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot of the El Centro Regional Medical Plaza, 1271 Ross Ave.
Food, prepared by the hospital's dietary department, will be served form the tailgates of pickups surrounding a tent to be erected on the parking lot.
Linda Rubin, the hospital's administrative dietitian, said the menu will include bratwurst, both original and Cajun and fresh from on-site grills, assorted cheeses, other snacks, frozen fruit bars for dessert and drinks served from cold chests.