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The City of Bowling Green will kick off its #BGGovToGo season with a “Star Wars” themed May the 4th Community Block Party on Friday, May the 4th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at SOKY Marketplace, located at 636 Center Street behind SKYPAC.

Wear your favorite Star Wars gear, grab your lawn chair or blanket, and come out to enjoy free fun for all ages.  Free hot dogs, lemonade and pop ice will be available while supplies last, and food trucks will have additional treats for sale.  Young and old Jedi’s alike can try out obstacle courses, inspect the Imperial Fleet and Armory (which includes public safety and public works vehicles and equipment), and see our local community heroes up close:  including police, fire, public works, utility workers, parks and recreation and even elected officials.  Hands-on activities, lawn games, and other surprise attractions will be on hand as well.

Participating agencies include all City departments, BGMU, Scott Waste Management, the Planning Commission, Warren County Public Library, Warren County Health Department, Warren County Public Works, SOKY Marketplace, Momo Kitchen, and more.

Free parking is available at the Stadium Park Plaza parking garage, Circus Square Park, and on the street.

#BGGovToGo is a neighborhood outreach initiative that brings information about City services and programs out to special events and to neighborhoods while modeling low cost ways for neighbors to get to know one another and advocate for the needs in their area.  This focus on meeting people where they are kicks off with the May the 4th Community Block Party, continues in varied locations throughout the summer and fall, and concludes with Pumpkin Palooza and Food Truck Rally on Friday, Oct. 12 at Circus Square Park.  To plan a neighborhood #BGGovToGo block party or invite #BGGovToGo to your special event, call 270.393.3444 or email karen.foley@bgky.org.

Other upcoming dates (not all inclusive) are:

Saturday, June 2:  #BGGovToGo at Warren County Public Library’s Battle of the Bands

Tuesday, June 5:  #BGGovToGo at Community Connection Event at Dishman McGinnis Elementary School

Tuesday, June 19:  #BGGovToGo at Stand for Children Day

Friday, June 20:  #BGGovToGo at Independence Bank’s Family Fun Night at West End Park

 

To plan a neighborhood #BGGovToGo block party or invite #BGGovToGo to your special event, call 270.393.3444 or email karen.foley@bgky.org.

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