Together Tucson, Tucson’s Largest Community Picnic

Title: Together Tucson, Tucson’s Largest Community Picnic
Location: University of Arizona Mall
Event Description The Greater Tucson Leadership (GTL) organization invites Tucsonans to grab a picnic blanket, pack their favorite breakfast and come to the University of Arizona Mall on Saturday, May 21 from 9 am – Noon for Tucson’s largest community picnic, Together Tucson.

There will be a variety of activities for children and adults, including a volunteer festival to promote community service opportunities for families and individuals. Attendees can make their own mark on Tucson with the creation of a tile to be included in a public art mosaic installation as part of a future Tucson road improvement project. The mosaic theme is “Commit to Kindness” and is a project from the Ben’s Bells organization.

The event will feature speaker, Ron Barber, Congresswoman Giffords’ staff member who was injured in the shooting. Mr. Barber will provide an update on the status of the Fund for Civility, Respect and Understanding, the fund he established, as well as the other memorial funds that have been created.

Dr. Peter Rhee, the UMC trauma surgeon that treated Congresswoman Giffords, will also speak about the needs and benefits of community volunteerism and leadership.

In addition to fostering community, the event will also entertain with fun for people of all ages. There will be music from Jovert, the Tucson High Steel Drum band, raffle prizes and activities for children. Attendees should plan to bring their own picnic meal and a blanket or chairs for seating.

Directions & parking

Parking is free at the 2nd Street Garage, located at 2nd Street and Mountain Avenue. There will be signs directing attendees to the event from the parking garage.

From the west: Travel east on Speedway and turn right on Mountain Avenue. Make a left at 2nd Street and the garage will be on your right.

From the east: Travel west on Speedway and turn left on Mountain Avenue. Make a left at 2nd Street and the garage will be on your right.

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