About the Lawrenceville Community Block Party
Lawrenceville United will host their Community Block Party on Saturday, August 15, starting at 10 a.m. The event is supported by the Senior AdvantAGE Program, which works to connect aging residents to resources and build connections between neighbors.
The Community Block Party is a way to encourage residents of Lawrenceville to get to know each other. In addition to building community ties, activities and games will be provided for everyone to have a fun-filled day.
Block Parties can include entertainment, games and tournaments, and food. Olympic games, Chinese raffles and face painting have also been found among celebrations in Lawrenceville.
Each block party will be encouraged to incorporate some kind of community service into their day. The service activity can be as simple as picking up trash or planting flowers along the block. More involved activities, like hosting a bake sale or lemonade stand to raise money for community groups, are also appreciated.
To encourage as many blocks as possible to participate in the community-wide event, the Senior AdvantAGE Program will cover the cost of a block permit and reimburse party planners up to $25 for supplies.
Keep an eye out for parties near your home or plan one of your own! Just fill out the application form and get half of your neighbors on the block to sign their consent. The deadline to apply is July 31.
About Lawrenceville United
Lawrenceville United began in 2001 as a resident-driven, community-based nonprofit organization to improve the quality of life in Lawrenceville through engagement, advocacy, restoration, and community planning and development.
Lawrenceville United has made vast improvements in the community and taken on new initiatives that further the mission to directly address the high priority concerns and needs of residents and stakeholders.
Though Lawrenceville has seen great improvements over recent years thanks to Lawrenceville United and community leaders, the organization recognizes that there is still plenty of work to be done, and welcomes all volunteers.