Richmond Back to School Carnival Returns for 3 Days


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Richmond Back to School Carnival Returns for 3 Days Richmond, California (August 14, 2017) – For the past two years, the Richmond Back to School Carnival has brought families in the community together, giving kids an enjoyable start to the new school year.

Richmond Police Activities League (RPAL), City of Richmond Community Services Department, and the Richmond Police Department are bringing back the carnival next weekend for more back to school fun.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free admission event, which will take place at Civic Center Plaza and Macdonald Ave in Richmond. The carnival will be open on Friday, August 25th from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, August 26th and August 27th from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The carnival will offer amusement rides, carnival games, fair food, family entertainment, resource booths, and more. Pre-sale ride wristbands that are valid for one day of unlimited carnival rides are available for purchase in person for $20 at the following locations in Richmond (wristbands will be $30 once the carnival opens):

 Richmond Recreation Complex (3230 Macdonald Ave),

 Richmond Plunge (1 E Richmond Ave), and

 Richmond Senior Center (2525 Macdonald Ave)

School supplies will be given away on Saturday to attendees. Supplies will be given on a first come first served basis. Donations of backpacks and school supplies will be accepted through the morning of Saturday, August 26th. Donated items can be delivered to the Richmond Police Activities League at 2200 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond.

“With the costs of living so high in the Bay Area, the majority of my paycheck goes to rent and food every month, so school supplies are really hard for me to purchase. The school supplies that are given at the carnival are such a blessing for me and my children," said Rosemary Brown, mother of 4 Richmond youth.

About Richmond Police Activities League

RPAL's mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for youth through recreational, educational, cultural and social programs while building positive relations between Police Officers and the community.

About City of Richmond Community Services Department

The Community Services Department is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Richmond by celebrating the diversity of its residents and building understanding through interactions in its recreation programs, parks, facilities, and cultural events. The department is committed to providing the highest quality recreation, parks, programs and services at a good value to our customers.

About Richmond Police Department

The mission of the Richmond Police Department is to prevent crime and to maintain order by providing Constitutional and professional police services that incorporate strategies grounded in community engagement and collaborative partnerships that address causes of crime and disorder, that help solve neighborhood problems, and that improve quality of life in Richmond

CONTACT: Richmond Police Activities League: Larry Lewis, (510) 621-1221, llewis@rpal.org

City of Richmond: Rochelle Monk, (510) 459-2524, rochelle_monk@ci.richmond.ca.us

Richmond Police Department: Michelle Milam, (510) 620-6538, mmilam@richmondpd.net

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