Iron Triangle picnic a celebration of cultures
on July 18, 2011
Nevin Park was abuzz with joy and laughter last Saturday as Richmond residents celebrated the 18th Annual Iron Triangle Community Picnic, which was organized by the Iron Triangle Neighborhood Council. Council president Otheree Christian said nearly 1,500 people attended the event. Children rode ponies and a train and had their faces painted, while adults played in a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and danced to live music.
The idea behind the picnic was to embrace a community that has suffered a violent history, said Christian. “The community picnic has really made a difference in the lives of people,” said Christian. “It brought everyone out from different backgrounds. People from every walks of life coming together to enjoy a day at the park.”
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