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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Volunteer Park Trust invites the public to the Summer Picnic in Volunteer Park on Thursday, July 11
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
7/9/2013  4:50:00 PM
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Volunteer Park Trust invites the public to the Summer Picnic in Volunteer Park on Thursday, July 11

Come one, come all to the first annual Volunteer Park Trust Summer Picnic in Volunteer Park. It’s for neighbors, friends, families, and kids of all ages who love Seattle’s premier Olmsted park. The picnic takes place this Thursday, July 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the great lawn in front of the Volunteer Park bandstand. The park is located at 1247 15th Ave. E on Capitol Hill.

Bring a blanket and a picnic, enjoy bluegrass music by the Shed Boys, Dante’s Inferno Dogs for sale, and free ice cream, bars and lemonade provided by the Trust.

The Trust plans to make this picnic an annual summer don’t-miss event, so be here for the first one!

The Volunteer Park Trust is a new nonprofit organization created by Seattle residents whose mission is to protect and preserve this treasured landmark for today and for future generations. The Trust works in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Seattle Parks Foundation to increase awareness of the park’s value and to increase public stewardship by sponsoring public events and supporting such future projects as improved lighting and signs, restoration of landscaping, renovations of the water tower, and preservation of the reservoir. For more information on the Trust, please visit http://www.volunteerparktrust.org/.

The Seattle Parks Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization working with public and private partners. Since 2001, the Foundation has been involved in more than 40 park projects. Its role in each project is different, and roles have included fundraising, advocacy and project management. For more information on the Foundation, please go to http://seattleparksfoundation.org.

For more information on Volunteer Park, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?id=399.

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