Music filled the air, beanbags sailed through the air, and people turned out en masse for "Community for Education," a fundraiser hosted by Altamont Beer Works on Saturday, April 4. The event raised over $8,500 for the Livermore Valley Education Foundation (LVEF).

About 500 people streamed through the brewery during the day-long event to take in live music from four bands, play cornhole (a beanbag tossing game) for prizes, and vie for over $5,000 in raffle items, while enjoying fresh-cooked barbecue and tasty craft beers.

LVEF co-founder Bill Dunlop declared the event a great success. "You never know how a first-time event will go off. This one exceeded all of our expectations," said Dunlop. "LVEF looks forward to making Community for Education an annual Livermore tradition."

Livermore Valley School District Superintendent Kelly Bowers thanked the crowd and Altamont Beer Works for supporting Livermore schools.

Since its inception in 1991, LVEF has raised over $3.8 million for Livermore schools through individual and corporate donations. LVEF supports a broad spectrum of school programs, reflecting the Foundation's mission to promote Straight A's in Academics, Arts, and Athletics for Livermore schools. For more information visit