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Community Works

Point Arena Independence Weekend

NEXT MEETING:  5:30pm, Tuesday May 21 at Pier Place

Click on the Button to donate to the Point Arena Independence Day weekend.

You can also mail a check to: 

PACC, PO Box 1061
Point Arena CA 95468. 

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A grass roots group, the Point Arena Independence Weekend Committee (PAIWC), has formed to take the lead in coordinating the Fourth of July activities that have been a tradition for decades. Point Arena Community Chest is receiving donations for this committee. PAIWC is asking the coastal community for its help in keeping this event alive by helping us raise the needed funds.  To donate, you can either click on the button above which will take you to this campaign, or you can go into Redwood Credit Union Point Arena branch and make a donation to Point Arena Community Chest fireworks account: @3279Poin-S20. Or you can mail a check to PACC, PO Box 1061, Point Arena, CA 95468

The weekend has historically included a Saturday afternoon and evening Fireworks Festival Street Fair at Arena Cove, a nighttime fireworks extravaganza launched from the Arena Cove Pier, and Point Arena Independence Day Parade on Sunday down Main Street in downtown Point Arena.  All of these events will require both cash and volunteers, and that is what the PAIWC is asking the community to provide.  The biggest single expense is the $10K needed for the fireworks show.  In order to pay for the various expenses required to support all of the events – permits, insurance, materials, publicity support, port-a-potties, shuttle, entertainment - PAIWC will need to raise at least another $15K. 

 

Besides money there is also a need for volunteers to support the many facets of the weekend’s events.  PAIWC welcomes anyone with time, enthusiasm and willingness to help to volunteer both for pre-event activities and day of event support.  Coordinating street fair vendors and entertainers, setup for the street fair and parade, collecting donations, parking attendants and clean up are just some of the tasks that volunteers are needed to perform. 

 

Volunteers can contact  Barbara Burkey 707-882-2683, or by email bburkey@mcn.org.  Interested parties are also encouraged to attend the next PAIWC meeting on Wednesday, April 3rd, 5:30 PM upstairs at Pier Place, the Cove in Point Arena.

Click to DOWNLOAD OUR REQUEST LETTER (and mail it in with your donation)

Click to DOWNLOAD THE VENDOR APPLICATION

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SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS SO FAR! 

Cathy Palmer and Tim Lum
Tom White
Laura Ishimaru
Point Arena Gas
Gualala Chevron
Franny's Cup and Saucer
Tom White take 2
Jim Reiter
CHAC
Coasting Home, Inc
The Loft
Village Cobblery
Dream Catcher Interiors
Junior's Auto Care Center
Mercedes Spa Service
Bed Rock Inc.
Surf Market
Kennedy & Associates

Garret Gunheim
Mane Street Salon

PROPOSED EVENT SCHEDULE:

SATURDAY, JULY 6, 2024

4pm to 11pm – FIREWORKS FESTIVAL & STREET FAIR AT THE ARENA COVE

Come early and stay late for the Street Fair at Arena Cove. Featuring LIVE MUSIC, as well as crafts and activities, and a wide selection of food & drinks. Fun for all ages!! Fireworks show will begin at dark!
BRING FLASHLIGHTS and JACKETS and NO PETS!!


SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2024

12 NOON – POINT ARENA INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE

Parade travels along Main St/Hwy 1. Past years’ entries have included firetrucks, classic cars, floats, drum corps, dancers,
horses, artcars, and lots of surprises

Click on the Paypal Button to donate to the Point Arena Independence Day weekend.

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