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Celebrate Community Family Day in downtown Pleasanton on Saturday

Museum on Main, Pleasanton Military Families teaming up for patriotic activities
The Museum on Main's annual Celebrate Community Family Day offers fun booths, craft activities, and hands-on demonstrations for families to enjoy.

The Museum on Main is partnering with the Pleasanton Military Families organization for their annual Celebrate Community Family Day, set for this Saturday (July 2) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the downtown museum's front lawn.

"We are thrilled to be working with Pleasanton Military Families this July," said Sarah Schaefer, the museum's director of education. "Not only will it be close to the 4th of July celebrations, but the Pleasanton Downtown Association is doing a Salute to Service theme for the July Weekends on Main street closure. We felt Pleasanton Military Families was the perfect partner for a Salute to Service focused weekend."

The event will focus on raising patriotic spirits for Independence Day and highlighting the important work of Pleasanton Military Families, according to Schaefer.
Activities planned will include making holiday cards for November care packages to send to military members serving abroad, creating paper American flags, beading Fourth of July necklaces and arranging firework pom poms, among others.

Founded in 2003, Pleasanton Military Families has offered support and comfort for Tri-Valley families with loved ones serving in the military.

Its members honor those in service with yellow banners along Main Street, and coordinate and partner with other groups to organize memorable homecomings for soldiers. They also send care packages three times a year to those serving to ensure those far from their families and communities continue to feel loved and valued.

"This organization does so much for the military community in the Tri-Valley. They are a shoulder to cry on, a listening ear, and a friend to celebrate with for so many families with loved ones serving abroad," Schaefer said.

"We feel very fortunate to be a part of a community with so many amazing organizations working to enrich the lives of Pleasanton and Tri-Valley residents. It is an honor to be able to partner with and help spotlight one of these great organizations each year through our Celebrate Community Family Day," she added.

Past Celebrate Community partners with the Museum of Main include the Cheza Nami Foundation, Pleasanton-Tulancingo Sister City Association, Alviso Adobe Community Park and the Korean Parent Association.

Admission to the event is free for all; no reservation required. For more information, go to the museum's website at, call 925-462-2766 or visit the museum at 603 Main St. in downtown Pleasanton.