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Manchester, NH, 8th Annual W&S Block Party

City-wide event with recerational tournaments, entertainment for all ages and cultures, resources for families, Neighborhood Watches, and youth and safety and crime prevention demonstrations

Start Date: October 1, 2008
City, State: Manchester, NH
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.)

The 8th Annual W&S Block Party is a community gathering that presents an outstanding opportunity for W&S partners to celebrate another year of successful collaboration between federal, state, and local law enforcement personnel, community organizations, watch groups and city departments, with almost 1,000 community residents in support of the Weed & Seed Strategy, which is a comprehensive approach to crime prevention and community restoration.  Community partners work toward the common goal of improving neighborhoods and the quality of life in Manchester, NH.   

 This event ensures that all community residents have equal accessibility to community programs, and services, while providing a fun family environment that opens doors to dialogue. Several receational tournaments with trophies highlight the skills of some of our center city youth who generally do not see the spotlight. There are also interactive activities, or games, for those who are not athletically inclined, and entertainment for all ages and cultures from hip-hop dance, to "golden oldies" crooning, to wildlife demonstrations.

The W&S Block Party is a great opportunity for the Manchester community to celebrate the collaborative efforts around crime prevention and community connections, with an emphasis on celebrating the city's next generation. This year's event will be held on October 3, 2009, in honor of Crime Prevention Month.

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