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  Picnic in the Point September 7 to Benefit Washington School Music
August 29, 2012

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Point Richmond’s third annual “Picnic in the Point” will be held on Saturday, September 8th. Last year, this event raised nearly $5,000 to help fund the music program at Washington Elementary School, and we are hopeful that this year’s event will bring in even more funding to support this important cause. We are also excited to continue to build a fun annual end-of-summer event for people from all over the East Bay. Please share the news with your audiences, and read on for more information. The 2012 Picnic in the Point poster is attached to this e-mail.


Afternoon Festival on Saturday, September 8th to Feature Live Music, Arts, Food and Drink, Games for Kids and Adults, Fire Truck, Dunk Tank, Face-painting, and more...(Point Richmond, CA, August 28, 2012)—The historic neighborhood of Point Richmond will hold its third annual “Picnic in the Point” on Saturday, September 8th. The event will feature live music by local bands, games for kids and adults, food and drinks, face-painting, and other activities for people of all ages and interests. All proceeds will help fund the music program at Washington Elementary School in Point Richmond. The event takes place from 12:00pm to 6:00pm at Judge George Carroll Park located at the corner of Cutting Blvd and Garrard, just off the 580 freeway, across from the Richmond Plunge.

“Picnic in the Point” is a collaborative effort by the Point Richmond Business Association, Washington School PTA, Point Richmond Music, and PRAM (Parents Resources and More). General admission is free and tickets will be sold for the purchase of games, food, and drink. Advance tickets are available for purchase at the Up and Under Bar and Grill, located at 2 West Richmond Avenue in Point Richmond, and at the Points Richmond Arts Collective, located at 121 Park Place in Point Richmond, up to the day before the event. Twenty dollars in advance
ticket purchases will offer a $30 value in tickets for food, beverages and games. Last years’ event was a great success, raising $5,000 for Washington Elementary School’s music
program. We hope to continue to build this event into a sustainable fundraising effort for music and art programs in the underfunded local schools.

For more information please contact Andrew Butt Andrew.butt@intres.com or Nate Trivers nate@theupandunder.com


  • 12:30 - 1:00 pm: African Dance Troupe
  • 1:15 – 2:30 pm: Frisco Fred – Children’s entertainment
  • 2:45 - 6:00 pm: Live music by a host of local musicians, including Kit Eakle and Michael
  • Van & the Movers


Children’s Activities:

  • Face painting
  • Bouncy houses
  • Sack race & other old time games
  • Water balloon launch
  • Cake walk
  • Bean bag toss
  • Fire Truck
  • much more TBA...


Food and Drink by the Up & Under Pub