Tuesday, September 30, 2008

At Point Fermin Park in San Pedro

San Pedro - Over 1500 seniors attended the 5th Picnic by the Sea event at Point Fermin Park on September 18, 2008. The annual event brought together members from Senior Citizen Centers throughout Los Angeles. The event was presented by the Department of Recreation and Parks, the Los Angeles Federation of Senior Citizen Clubs and the Port of Los Angeles and included a picnic lunch, entertainment, gift drawings, and more.

This year's entertainment included a Hawaiian-dance group, a blues band that included Florence LaRue, from the 1970s popular-music band The Fifth Dimension, and a zydeco-band. Members from The Miracle Workers Senior Club, Great Ebenezer Senior Club and Saint Eugene 50+ Club line danced the afternoon away, while the Golden State Water Company, AARP California and Department of Aging Senior and Caregiver Services handed out information and giveaways. A handful of lucky attendees won gift cards to Starbucks, Coco's restaurant and other retail stores during a series of raffles.

For more information on this event or the Department in general visit our website at http://www.laparks.org/ or call (213) 928-9200.

Jane Kolb: (213) 928-9294
Harvey Drut: (213) 928-9296

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