Picnic in the Point
On a perfect Fall Saturday afternoon, Judge Carroll Park comes alive with activity. There are carnival games made by local dads, parents eating the tasty BBQ of Up & Under Bar and Grill while swaying to the rhythm of local live bands. The community of Point Richmond comes together each year to support its local Washington Elementary School at the Annual Picnic in the Point.
This event was developed through a continued partnership between the Washington Elementary School Dads’ Club (WESDC) and the Point Richmond Business Association (PRBA). Each year, the Picnic’s profits have been donated to the school’s extracurricular programs managed by the PTA. Support of the event involved the volunteer efforts of WESDC, Washington Elementary PTA members, PRBA and Chevron employees. These efforts, along with a recent Chevron grant, have produced an average donation of $5000 to the school each year.
On October 31st, an over 100 year tradition continues as students from Washington Elementary, ranging from Kindergarten to 6th grade, go on a trick-or-treating parade around Point Richmond. The children are escorted by Richmond Police officers who clear the streets for children to walk safely. Merchants on every corner gather outside with treats (many in costume) to hand out candy to the 400 plus students. This is a highlight of our school’s long-standing tradition and the day does not disappoint. It’s a great day to be had by all. We thank the many volunteers, parents, teachers and staff who help make this wonderful event happen!
Please check the calendar for the exact dates of these annual events.