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WORLD RECORD BANANA DISPLAY SET BY THE BANANA CLUB AT VON'S

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Thanks to the Vons Company and Chiquita Brands, we set the record with over 500 cases of bananas!  Miss Chiquita showed up and we conducted banana coloring contests for the kids.

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Banana Club members participated in the Doo Dah Parade in Pasadena . To join this bunch, just hit the button below

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A unique walking tour of the City with time to enjoy lunch and shopping too! Maximize your sightseeing with this exceptional tour.

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Intl. Banana Club Picnic & Games TWO minute Banana Eating Contest. Join the fun, join the club! Just use the button below

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Our member record is 12 in two minutes.  Michael Gallen holds the record of 18.

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Banana Relay / Pass the banana (with the peel off)

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This is a hilarious event trying to relay peeled bananas without breaking them with teams of six in a row. Of course the fastest team WINS!

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Here we conduct the "Banana LOFT" ..like the egg toss! JOIN now and use the below button

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A unique walking tour of the City with time to enjoy lunch and shopping too! Maximize your sightseeing with this exceptional tour.

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The Banana Burn by the Banana Club Stunt Man to earn B.M. s (BANANA MERITS)

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Club member Lee Wadell lit himself on fire to throw up a banana with a message to Ken T.B. at one of the picnics in Arcadia, CA.  He was/is a Hollywood stuntman and his crew put him out.  We had to obtain an "Open Burn permit from the fire dept. to pull this one off.  NO PROBLEM!

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Our Registered LOGO has APPEAL!

NEWSPAPER COVERAGE of IBC Picnic and Games in Arcadia, CA

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BRIDE W/ HAND OF BANANAS!

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 Thousands of photographers in this club

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The " DRAW and PEEL" contest is REALLY FUNNY! Join the fun, join the bunch, use below button

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It's Like you draw a gun...at the command "DRAW & PEEL"  members pull a banana from their pocket and the fastest one to peel and  hold the bare fruit up WHOLE wins the heat!  Every participant gets a ribbon.

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Banana Man T.B. Ken invited to be a part of the International Banana Festival in Fulton, Ky. J

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The U.S. Government sponsored the  BANANA FESTIVAL or "Festival of Friendship" for many years in Fulton, Kentucky.  The city went bananas with a parade featuring a 2,000 lb banana pudding.  In the above photo, Ken and the Lt. Governor of Kentucky served everyone a cup of delicious banana pudding.  They had a Banana Bowl football game and all the retailers in Fulton tied in offering specials with this week long celebration.  The event is history.

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STATE & COUNTY FAIR PARTICIPATION by the INTERNATIONAL BANANA CLUB by invitation ! Become one of the bunch, just click the BUY NOW

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A banana bonnet contest was conducted at the Orange County Fair in So. Cal.  T.B. Ken demonstrated several banana recipes at a designated site for all to enjoy.  We ALWAYS HAVE A GREAT TIME!  

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STATE FAIR in SACRAMENTO: THE T.B., THE BANANA CLUB GAMES

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Here we are conducting the Banana Club Games at the State Fair in Sacramento, CA.  The phone shows a group of kids with bananas up after a "DRAW AND PEEL" event.  For ten days we conducted  the Banana Games  (FOUR TIMES DAILY) and displayed 500 Banana Club Museum items in the Kids building.  Governor Pete Wilson complimented us on our contributions to the success of the FAIR in writing with a personal letter.  We got so much publicity of the TEN days it was hard to believe!

THE BANANA CLUB GAMES!

Here are just a few of the hundreds of people who took part in the Banana Club Games in Sacramento, CA.  The event was sponsored by Lucky Stores and Chiquita Brand Bananas!  Everyone received a ribbon presented by Ken Bannister, T.B. 

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Lucky Stores and Chiquita sponsored the Banana Club games !

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TEN straight days we conducted the International Banana Club Games for Fairgoers at four different times daily.  All participants got a ribbon and everyone had a blast!  TV and Newspaper coverage was no surprise to us.  The media always covers B.C. events.

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Banana Club members in Parades everywhere! JOIN now, just use the BUY NOW button!

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Our bunch has been in numerous different parades across the U.S.A.  We were in the very first "DOO DAH" parade in Pasadena, CA  Others include 4th of July parades,  the Banana Festival parade in  Fulton Kentucky & South Fulton Tennessee.

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Major Shopping Mall Events have been conducted to build business!

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Here we are at the Santa Antita shopping mall in Arcadia, CA  Yes, that is Rick Dees (famous Radio personality) He  joined us to be a part of a store wide 25% off sale sale for "Mothers's Day".  Most retailers tied in with a 25% discount and we offered FREE photos for Mom!  We   conducted a golf putting contest for all.  Anna Banana from Canada was there as well as Genine the current "Miss International Banana Club".  Retailers in the entire mall participated!  We did the same promotion at the LaPuente Mall.  Both were a huge success and we increased traffic! 

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POSTERS LIKE THIS WERE PROVIDED BY THE MALL STAFF

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Two by three foot posters were provided by the marketing department of the malls to promote our events.  We offered FREE photographs for Mothers Day and conducted contests to give ribbons for anyone whe participated.  This is a "FUN" club that has been going sine 1972!

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THIS COUPLE IS SHOWING THE CLUB HAND SIGN!

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THE BJUY NOW BUTTON IS USED ONLY TO JOIN THE CLUB!   Sheri and John show the club "WODDIS HAND SIGN" which  in this casee can mean "hello and how are ya?, Yes, we are having a good time at this Banana Club Picnic and Games! "  Sometimes you don't have to say anything!  

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On occasion, we have a WODDIS NEWSLETTER. Join the club, use the BUY NOW button

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On rare occasions, we put out news in the WODDIS NEWS!

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L. Ken Bannister, Cr. Photog. (Photographic Craftsman) PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER SINCE 1980

Photo background.....

Ken has been in the Photographic Industry for over 46 years.  Past President of Larson/REFLECTASOL, former Temple City Camera Store and owner/photographer of three different studio sites in Arcadia, CA.  This  photo shows some  of the PPA merits and awards earned for giving lectures across the U.S. and hanging competition prints at conventions.  Ken was a past President of the Southern CA Studio Owners Association and supported the Professional Photographers Associations across the U.S.A.  


Ken was also the one who built  and was President of the Larson/ REFLECTASOL  company around the world.  He founded the Intl. Banana Club in 1972 and used it to draw attention to the products and build that company. 

YOU WILL ENJOY BEING A MEMBER OF THIS "FUN" SOCIAL BUNCH!

ONLY YOU CAN DECIDE TO ENJOY EACH DAY AND EXPECT POSITIVE THINGS TO HAPPEN USING YOUR BANANA CLUB MEMBERSHIP CARD!

THE CLUB IS AN ON LINE BUNCH AND WE DO NOT SHARE INFORMATION WITH ANYONE AND THERE IS NO JUNK MAIL!

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