3200 Grand Avenue
Oakland, California

PROUD PARENTS GRAND STROLLGABA CELEBRATES THE DIVERSITY OF FAMILIESOAKLAND, CA. -- The Grand Avenue Business Association (GABA) is sponsoring the Proud Parents? Grand Stroll on Grand Avenue on Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 10:00 AM. Historically on this day before Mothers Day, GABA sponsored a Mothers Day Stroll to coincide with the Mother of the Year Award at the Morcom Rose Garden. But this year, in celebration of the diversity of families in our community, GABA invites all children and their caregivers -- mothers, fathers, grandparents, Foster parents, gay parents, step parents, godparents, nannies and daycare providers ? to join in the celebration.Children and their caregivers are encouraged to decorate their strollers or baby slings and come in festive attire or costumes. Bring artwork your child made for you. Participants are asked to gather at the Farmers Market at the corner of Grand and Lake Park Avenues at 9:30 AM for the sidewalk parade from the Farmers Market to Safeway and back. This is a fun walk, a way to show our pride in parenting and to honor everyone who cares for children.All participants will be entered in a prize drawing. Several Grand Avenue merchants have donated prizes to be given at the close of the stroll. These include LaTaza de Café who donated a $100 gift certificate for brunches or dinners, AVC Video Production who donated a $120 photo montage on DVD, Upaya Health Center who donated a $150 health evaluation and other prizes from such shops as Cultural Crossroads, Keller Williams, Silver Moon Children?s Shop, General Computer and Uhuru Furniture. This event is free of charge and open to everyone. Just bring a child and a smile. We will meet at the Farmers Market at the corner of Grand and Lake Park Avenues at 9:30 AM. The stroll will start at 10:00AM. For more information call Joel Hamburger at GABA at 510-763-3342

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