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January 10, 2002
The Richmond Branch of the NAACP cordially invite you to attend the 21st Annual " Freedom Fund Life Membership Banquet," on Saturday, February 9, 2002, at the Richmond Memorial Convention Center, located at 403 Civic Center Plaza in Richmond, CA. This year's theme entitled, Freedom Fighters for a New Century" will focus on the prospects for the 21st Century. The itinerary includes: 5:30pm - Social Hour & Silent Auction, 7:00pm - Dinner The cost to attend is $55.00 per person. Please RSVP by January 25, 2002 by calling (510) 236-1166.


OLYMPIC FLAG FLIES OVER RICHMOND - City Welcomes Arrival of 2002 Olympic Torch Relay Team The official flag of the Olympic Winter Games is flying high at Richmond City Hall, signaling the upcoming arrival of the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Torch Relay Team at Civic Center Plaza on Saturday, January 19, 2002. The City is planning a special celebration including a parade and family fun and festivities.

The public is invited to begin the celebration at 8:30 a.m. with a parade of local dignitaries, school marching bands and drill teams, and other groups and organizations. The parade will start traveling north on 39th Street at Cutting Boulevard, left onto Wall Street, right onto 37th Street, left onto Macdonald Avenue, right onto 27th Street, and left onto Nevin Avenue to the Civic Center Plaza. At 9:00 a.m., family fun festivities will kick off at Civic Center Plaza, 26th Street and Nevin Avenue for those who choose to view the parade when it reaches the Plaza.

Residents, neighborhood organizations, school groups and local businesses are encouraged to create their own signs, banners and other displays to welcome the Olympic Torch as it passes through the City. The 15-member Torch Relay Team will arrive at the Civic Center Plaza at 11:00 a.m. Richmond High School Basketball Coach Ken Carter will bring the flaming beacon into the Plaza. Richmond Fire Engineer Sal Bonilla will also carry the Torch through Richmond. Local and state officials will be on hand to share in the ceremony while the Torch Relay Team takes a short break before heading out of the City.

A limited number of commemorative Olympic Torch Relay T-shirts are now on sale for $20 in the City Manager's Office, Third Floor, City Hall. For more information, please contact Angela Jones, Public Information Officer, (510) 621-1230.


The City of Richmond presents the West County Concert Series of the Oakland East Bay Symphony 2001-2002 season in three performances at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium, Macdonald Avenue and 25th Street in Richmond. Music Director Michael Morgan will conduct the concerts. A special Family Day concert is scheduled for Sunday, January 27, 2002, at 2 p.m.; Remaining concert dates are Saturday, March 16, 2002, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, June 8, 2002, at 7 p.m. The performances are free and open to the public. The OEBS West County Concert series is sponsored in part by The Mechanics Bank and Chevron Companies. For more information, please call (510) 621-1230.


SAVE THE RICHMOND PLUNGE MEETING Richmond Friends of Recreation & Save The Richmond Plunge Trust welcome your participation on Monday, January 14, 2002, at the Hotel MAC Restaurant, located at 50 Washington Avenue in Point Richmond. The meeting itinerary includes:

5:30pm, No Host Cocktails
6:30pm, Brief Board Meeting
6:45pm, Dinner
7:45pm, Presentation: Siegal & Strain Sports Management Group
For more information, or to RSVP, please contact the Richmond Recreation & Parks Department at (510) 620-6793.