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Eighth Annual 29th Street Weed & Seed Celebration

This is an annual event to thank the residents and businesses of the 29th Street corridor for helping to fight crime in its five neighborhoods.

Start Date: October 1, 2008
City, State: Tucson, AZ
Intended audience(s):
Business owners, Children, College or university student, staff, or faculty, Community volunteers, Homeowner or neighborhood associations, K-12 school faculty or administrators, Local elected officials, Local government agency officials (other than public safety), Local news media, Members of civic organizations, Military service members and their families, Parents, Representatives of public safety agencies besides law enforcement (fire, emergency services, emergency planning/management), Senior citizens, Teens, Watch groups (Block, Neighborhood, Business), Youth-serving organizations (B&G Clubs, YMCA, etc.)

On October 15, 2009, the 29th Street Coalition of five neighborhoods will hold our Eighth Annual Celebration and Crime Prevention Fair at Freedom Park here in Tucson, AZ. We are celebrating our coming together in 2000 as five neighborhoods speaking with one voice, obtaining Weed & Seed grant funds, and improving the safety and quality of life in our neighborhoods. The Weed & Seed grant funds pay for extra police activities and for prevention and restoration programs for youth, families, and the neighborhoods.

 Last October at our Seventh Annual Celebration, attendance by families and neighbors was more than  1,700, a 40 percent increase from the previous years. It was a huge success!  Everything is free. There will be games and entertainment, exhibitors with information, dinner, jumping castles, balloons, popcorn, a cakewalk, and police officers giving out small prizes and talking with children and their parents.  We passed out crucial crime prevention informations, and we gave out hundreds of Kids ‘n’ Cops CDs with safety information, steering wheel locks for cars, and window locks for homes. 

 We expect an increase in attendance to well over 2,000 this year.  Everything is free to those who come, as long as food and prizes last.