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July 10, 2018 - Neighbors are invited to hold block parties as part of National Night Out on August 7 - and the City will give participating neighborhood teams $100 to help cover the costs.
For Immediate ReleaseJuly 10, 2018Contact: Danielle SandersonCity of Half Moon Bay650-726-8281
Neighbors Encouraged to Hold Block Parties on National Night Out - August 7Participating neighborhoods can get a $100 grant to help with block party costs
Half Moon Bay, CA - National Night Out is the annual nationwide community-building campaign encouraging police/community partnerships and neighbor-to-neighbor connections, helping to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. The City of Half Moon Bay encourages local participation by inviting residents to hold block parties on Tuesday, August 7, and reconnect with their neighbors. And, the City will help jump-start block parties by offering a $100 gift card to help offset the costs of putting on a great neighborhood block party. This small grant to participating neighborhood teams can be used to pay for food, beverages, decorations, table and chair rental, or whatever their block party needs to be a success! The application is online at hmbcity.com/nightout, and residents may get more information or have an application sent to them by contacting Danielle Sanderson at 650-726-8281 / email@example.com. "National Night Out is a great opportunity for Half Moon Bay residents to get together, meet new people, re-connect with neighbors, and just spend some time relaxing in an informal social setting," said Half Moon Bay City Deputy Manager Matthew Chidester. "Getting to know our neighbors is good for neighborhood safety, and makes it easier for people to look out for each other - and that's great for our entire community." Depending on the number of block parties and staff availability, the City will try to schedule a visit by a fire truck or Sheriff's vehicle. Most neighbors hold their National Night Out events between 6 and 9 pm. On National Night Out, neighborhoods across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other various community events. Visit the National Night Out website for more information about this nationwide effort.Located 28 miles south of San Francisco, the City of Half Moon Bay is a community of about 12,500 people, situated on the peninsula between forested hills and some of the most beautiful coastlines that California has to offer. Its historic downtown is home to numerous shops, art galleries, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and other businesses, and its celebrated beaches and parks are wonders of nature, accessible to pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians. With its many activities and events, beautiful natural scenery, old-town charm, and abundance of retail and commercial services, Half Moon Bay is a regional destination. The City's website is www.hmbcity.com.