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Events Planned for Celebrate Safe Communities Month

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The City of Bowling Green's Web Site

DATE: September 27, 2013




Karen Foley 270.393.3674


BOWLING GREEN, KY - Including the Cherry Place neighborhood event
that will take place tomorrow before Celebrate Safe Communities Month
event starts, a dozen events are planned as part of the City of Bowling
Green's participation in the nationwide "Celebrate Safe Communities"
initiative.  Neighborhood and community organizations will host block
parties and other events throughout the month of October to bring
neighbors together, share crime prevention and fire safety tips, and
even get some face time with Bowling Green Police, Fire and elected

Celebrate Safe Communities is brought to you by the National Crime
Prevention Council and the Bureau of Justice Assistance at the U.S.
Department of Justice.  It was developed in 2008 in partnership with
the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) to promote crime prevention in
local communities across the country.  Locally, Bowling Green's
Celebrate Safe Communities Month is coordinated by Neighborhood Services
with participation by Bowling Green Police and Fire Departments.

This year's Celebrate Safe Communities Month has four themes: 
Protecting Your Personal Property, Staying Safe in a High Tech World,
School Safety and Security, and Safety in the Golden
Years.  Information related to all four themes can be found at the
website for this nationwide initiative at

All local registered Celebrate Safe Communities events are posted on the
City's event calendar online at (,
along with contact information for the various event hosts.  A synopsis
of the events planned is listed below.  For information about this
year's Celebrate Safe Communities initiative in Bowling Green, email ( or call 393-3674.

Tomorrow (Sept. 28), Cherry Place neighborhood will have their annual
block party at the end of Edgewood (over near Old Fort and Cherry
Drive), starting at 4:30 p.m.

Next Saturday, Oct. 5, Roselawn Neighborhood Watch will have
refreshments and a neighborhood project work day starting at 4:00 p.m.
at 816 Roselawn.

Friday, October 11, Community Action will host the first of three
different daytime CSC events at different locations on different days. 
This event will be from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the main Community Action
headquarters on Beauty Avenue. 

Saturday, Oct. 12  Shake Rag & Lee Square Neighbors are hosting an open
house at the Ora Porter Shelter at the Lee Square Park from 1:00-3:00

ALSO on Saturday, Oct. 12 Fieldstone Farms will host their annual Fall
Roast in the field off of Fieldstone Farms Boulevard, from 5:00-7:00

ALSO on Saturday, Oct. 12  The Fire Department will host their annual
Firehouse Festival at Home Depot in Bowling Green, with live
demonstrations, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 17, Community Action will host an event from 10:00
a.m. to Noon at their Education & Human Services Center at 200 E. 4th

Sunday, Oct. 20 The Cedar Ridge Area Neighborhood Annual Block Party
will take place on Marylan Avenue from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 24, Community Action will host an event from 2:00-4:00
p.m. at Scholar House on Brownslock Road. 

Friday, Oct. 25, Hope House is co-hosting an event with West End
Neighborhood Association from 5:00-8:00 p.m. This will take place at
Hope House at 112 W. 10th Avenue (corner of 10th & Clay Street). 

Tuesday, Oct. 29, BG Coalition of Active Neighborhoods (BGCAN) will
host its Fall Rally of the Neighborhoods at Cambridge Market & Deli,
beginning with soup and sandwiches at 6:00, and the program planned for
6:30 p.m.  Leyda Becker will be facilitating and Ronnie Ward will be
presenting at this event.

Halloween (Thursday, Oct. 31), the WKU Hill House at 11th and High
Street will host a neighborhood open house style event to get to know
neighbors.  The start time for this event is still TBA but will likely
coincide with trick or treating times.