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DMF: The Picnic Returns!
Bob Gans, President of Del Mar Foundation

There may not be a chill in the air, but the horses are leaving, the tourists have left, and the kids are back to school. All of that can mean only one thing: It’s time for the Del Mar Foundation’s Third Annual Picnic at Powerhouse Park! This year’s celebration of all things Del Mar will be on Sunday, September 23, from noon to 4 p.m., and it promises to be the best picnic yet. We’ll have music by the band Bucket Ruckus, old-fashioned lawn games, face painting, an all-star chess challenge, and a beer garden sponsored by Viewpoint Brewing Co. Since it’s an election year, we may even take a page out of the Iowa State Fair handbook and host some brief appearances by each of the City Council candidates. And, of course, the Picnic will feature displays from many of Del Mar’s valued non-profit organizations, including Community Connections, the Historical Society, CERT, Friends of the Powerhouse, Friends of the Library, the Garden Club, the Rose Society, the Sustainability Advisory Board, and more.

Once again, the Foundation’s Vice President and Special Events Chair, Sandra Hoyle, is in charge of all the fun: “The picnic has been a huge success over the past two years, and we’re hoping to build on its popularity this year. It offers something for every segment of our community, whether you’re age 3 or 93! The picnic also provides a great opportunity to see all of the great work that Del Mar’s non-profits accomplish, much of which is funded with grants from the Foundation. It’s just a great time to get together with family and friends and relax by the ocean on a beautiful autumn afternoon.”

More details regarding the picnic will be coming out as the date approaches, so be sure to check out our website (, and follow us on Facebook (@delmarfoundation) for more information. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone on September 23.



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