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Marin Rod & Gun Club 75th Annual Picnic

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WHAT:          

The historic Marin Rod & Gun Club (MRGC), one of California’s largest outdoor sporting clubs, invites the Bay Area community to its free 75th Annual Picnic along the picturesque waterfront in San Rafael.  The event will feature live music, family carnival games, barbecue chicken lunch, exhibitors, barbecued oysters and a huge selection of delicious local fare. The MRGC annual picnic is a free family event open to the public to help build awareness, membership and raise funds for restoring San Pablo Bay and conservation efforts throughout California.

“For the past 75 years, we’ve been working to preserve and promote the beautiful places we all enjoy every day from the San Francisco Bay to waterways throughout California,” said Joe Morrison, Picnic Committee Chair “We invite the Bay Area community to join us for our annual picnic to learn more about our efforts and the great activities and programs we offer all year long at the MRGC.”

Picnic goers are encouraged to pre-purchase the barbecued chicken lunch, which features a fresh salad and delicious corn on the cob, all for only $12.

This year’s picnic will feature live music from local Marin bands and the famous barbecued oysters and hot dogs for folks of all ages. Kids and grown-ups alike will enjoy the carnival games, and dozens of exhibitors will offer a variety of items for sale. 

 

WHEN:          

Saturday, July 28 from 10am – 6pm

 

WHERE:        

The Marin Rod & Gun Club, on the waterfront off East Francisco Blvd. in SanRafael.  Located at 2675 East Francisco Blvd.  - just west of the Richmond Bridge

 

TICKETS:

Free admission; BBQ lunch tickets are $12, available at the club prior to the event or on-site at the event.

 

WEBSITES:    

www.marinrodandgunclub.com or www.SRESproductions.com

 

BACKGROUND:

Founded in 1926, the Marin Rod & Gun Club is one of California’s oldest and largest outdoor sporting clubs.  With just 35 original members, the club focused on the conservation, preservation and propagation of fish and game in Marin County and beyond.  The MRGC moved into its current headquarters on San Pablo Bay at Point San Quentin in 1956 and built the iconic fishing pier and clubhouse that are the cornerstone of the club.  Today, the club has 1,200 members who are actively involved in conservation, education and, of course, fishing off the club’s pier.

Since its inception, the Marin Rod & Gun Club has been actively involved in legislation and policies to protect fish and wildlife in San Francisco Bay and the waterways throughout California.  MRGC helped to pass a law restricting the commercial fishing of striped bass in California waters – a notable achievement that has preserved recreational fishing for thousands of residents.  MRGC members also award graduate scholarships in the fields of conservation, wildlife management and associated fields in addition to supporting efforts of other nonprofit organizations dedicated to wildlife conservation and recreation.

Club members are very active and social and enjoy access to the Marin Rod & Gun Club’s facilities, located on 55 acres of San Pablo Bay waterfront at Point San Quentin.  These include a clubhouse, fishing pier, boat ramp and expansive picnic grounds. For more information on membership and the annual picnic, please visit MarinRodandGunClub.com.

Steven Restivo Event Services, LLC is proud to assist the committee to produce this year’s event:

Steven Restivo Event Services, LLC (SRES) has over thirty years of experience producing many of the Bay Areas largest and most successful events. SRES, LLC produces the following festivals: San Francisco St. Patrick’s’ Day Parade and Festival, The Union Street Festival, Union Street Easter Parade & Spring Celebration, Petaluma’s Butter & Eggs Days Parade & Celebration, The Fillmore Jazz Festival, The North Beach Festival, San Rafael’s Food & Wine Festival, San Francisco’s Polk Street Blues Festival, Fiesta On the Hill (Bernal Heights), San Rafael’s Parade of Lights & Winter Wonderland and many more. For more information visit: http://www.sresproductions.com.

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