Over 160 people attended our 1st Annual Rockaway Beach Stroll fundraiser on October 2nd and helped us raise over $15,000 to use to provide a safety net for Pacifica residents struggling to make ends meet.
Our goal for the Stroll was to raise money for the PRC, while also highlighting local, Pacifica businesses. We accomplished this goal thanks to the Rockaway Beach merchants, especially our business hosts – A Grape in the Fog, Christmas by the Cove, Generations, Remax Star Properties, Ressurected, Rock ‘N Fit, Rock ‘N Rob’s, Sirens, and Sterling Spa – for opening their doors to us; our food and beverage donors – A Grape in the Fog, El Grano De Oro Taqueria, The French Patisserie, John Boulland, Luigi’s Restaurant, Mazzetti’s Bakery, Moonraker Restaurant, Oceana Market, Pacific Java, Rock ‘N Rob’s, Starbucks on Hickey, and
Vy’s Café – for providing good, local tastybites; our in kind business donors – John the Sign Guy, Pavilion of Flowers, and Rick Loeper Graphic Design; our entertainment – the Humpbacks who played live music during the Stroll, Eddie Raymond who played live music in the Cove Room, and Joe and Diane Munoz who performed the Tango for our entertainment; and our sponsors – Recology of the Coast at the San Pedro Mountain level, Blyele Elevator and Nancy & Robin Crawford at the Mori Point level, Acupuncture Works and Ken Thomas of Eureka Square Chiropractic at the Muscle Rock level, Marriage and Family Therapist Lynn Gallo, Martin and Jennifer Carp, Michele Trausch, Nancy Morrison & Peter Loeb, Norma Lambert Macleod, Rod Muscio Electrical Contractor, and Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Pacifica in honor of Pacifica Firefighters at the Beachcomber level.
Many, many thanks to the nearly 100 local businesses and neighbors who donated our awesome live and silent auction items and door prizes, as well as to Suzanne Lamar of More Than Multimedia for her energetic and entertaining auctioneering.
We also thank Penny Blackwell of Skin Reflections who built, furnished, and donated the amazing Grand Beacon Hill dollhouse that helped us raise over $1,100 toward our total Stroll proceeds. The dollhouse was won by a “day tripper” from Fremont who was inspired by our Stroll and plans to use it to raise money for the holidays for a local shelter in her area.
And last, but definitely not least, we thank our event committee and Advisory Board, our staff, and our volunteers (in our new signature green shirts) for working hard to organize the Stroll before, during, and after Sunday. Our event committee chair Ginny Janes kept us on track with the support of committee member Avis Freedman, Advisory Board members Bill Mullen, Cathy Sweetman, Chuck Evans, Julie Stewart, Kay Carter, Marcia Settel, and Veronica Romeyn; PRC staff Marina Castellanos, Ann Cooney, and Dulce Adonis; and over 20 volunteers on the day of the Stroll.
For those of you who missed our Stroll, there’s always next year! In the meantime and/or to relive the Stroll, check out Pacifica Patch’s coverage, including a video, of the Stroll or visit our Facebook page for pictures, videos, and updated information.