Random Acts brought the parade rig fire engine and fire hats for kids, plus there was a bounce house and various toys, and one of the food vendors featured chocolate, so it was a very kid-friendly event.
For drinking there was Linden Street Beer, naturally, but also Drake's Beer (San Leandro), Numi Tea, and Periscope Cellars wine.
For eating, El Taco Bike was on hand, sporting some of its new paint job. Adesso had a grill going, and for those with a sweet tooth, the Oakland Chocolate Company had a booth as did PieTisserie.
No agenda, just people hanging out and having a good time. I saw a bunch of people I know from Random Acts, but other familiar Oakland faces, too, including Fraggle from Beer Revolution, Nancy Nadel from both the Oakland city council and Oakland Chocolate Co., and others. And as you can see, we even had great weather for it.
Further reading about Random Acts of Kindness:
- OF Random Acts website
- 2011 awards
- Cora "Mom" Green