August Night Out Was Fun for All

I can’t believe it’s already been a week since August Night Out! My block had a great turn out this year. It was exciting to see all of the kids and the new arrivals celebrating their very first of hopefully many block parties in our neighborhood. At about 8:30, a friend and I started walking through the neighborhood toblockparty2009 check out some of the other block parties. We were amazed to see almost every other block closed off for a party. It really warmed my heart to see our streets alive with so much activity!

I recently found out that the city allows you to get a free permit to block off your street for a party any time of the year. So, if your block missed out on August Night Out, I encourage you to take advantage of the free permits. For those who did have a party, I hope you were inspired to get together with your neighbors more than once a year. I know I was!

Oh, and what about the raffle? I’m waiting to receive the rest of the entries from participating sites. If you have your names to add to the hat, then get them to me by end of day tomorrow (Wednesday) either by email or drop them off with David at Blowing Sands Glass at 5805 14th Ave NW. We’ll be drawing names at the……

East Ballard Community Association Monthly meeting
Thursday August 13th, 6:30pm
Ballard High School picnic benches on the south lawn

Our meetings are open to the public and held on the 2nd Thursday of each month.
We’d love to see you there!

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