DEL MAR — Ice cream, crafts and an acoustic quartet helped residents and visitors celebrate the upcoming season during the Del Mar Foundation’s 2011 summer kickoff beach party June 5 at Powerhouse Park.
The free annual event, hosted by the foundation’s Children’s and Hospitality committees, also included a presentation about local sea life, a beach walk and cleanup.
The crowd enjoyed the sounds of Lucas, a local quartet, and complimentary cones from Sunset Yogurt and Ice Cream, too.
The Del Mar Foundation was founded in 1982 to promote civic pride and cohesiveness, acquire and preserve open space, improve beaches and parklands, raise and grant funds and sponsor cultural programs and community events in the city.
The foundation hosts summer concerts at Powerhouse Park, supports the Del Mar Junior Lifeguard Program and helps preserve area lagoons. The organization also contributed funds for the restoration and construction of the Del Mar Library and Powerhouse Community Center.
E-mail [email protected] for more information and upcoming events.