From Woodlawn resident Jennifer Coughlin:

Woodlawn Neighborhood Association and Woodlawn Elementary School are slated to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 4, 2009, starting at 4pm, in Woodlawn Park. An all-ages event, it will feature fun activities, local music, and educational programs. The grand finale of the event will be a screening of the 1970’s classic, “The Wiz” starring Diana Ross and the late Michael Jackson in the park’s amphitheater, courtesy of Portland Parks and Recreations Movies in the Park program.

“The event promises to be a great time, and a wonderful opportunity for Woodlawn residents to get to know each other and the local artists, musicians, and businesses in the area,” states one of the event’s organizers, Melinda Brummett.

National Night Out is a campaign from the non-profit organization The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) that brings people together to build crime prevention awareness, support local anti-crime programs, strengthen positive spirit in the neighborhood, and create partnerships between law enforcement and members of the community. Most of all, National Night Out sends the strong message to criminals – “this community is organized and fighting back!” Food vendors, volunteers, and sponsors are still being sought. Please contact Melinda Brummett: Telephone Number: 503-442-3632 Email address:sixbrummetts //at// gmail.com Website: www.gowoodlawn.com

5 Responses to “Historic Woodlawn Celebrates National Night Out with Fun, Music, and The Wiz”
  1. I’ll be selling and fitting bicycle helmets at the Aug 4th event (200 of them!) They retail for 22-54 bucks in the stores. I’ll have them for 5 bucks a pop, thanks to Trauma Nurses Talk Tough. Infant, Toddler, S, M, L, XL all available.
    Bring your neighbors and get everyone helmeted. I’m also looking for 6 more volunteers to help fit helmets at the event for 1.5-2 hours. I’ve got 2 of us so far. I’m also looking for a trailer (I have a hitch on my Subaru) so I can pick the helmets up that day.

    Contact me at woodlawntrees@gmail.com if you might be interested in learning how to teach people to fit helmets correctly, and to help with the bicycle helmet event.

    Peace, Gregg

    PS Food vendors, volunteers, and sponsors are still being sought. Please contact Melinda Brummett: Telephone Number: 503-442-3632 Email address:sixbrummetts //at// gmail.com Website: http://www.gowoodlawn.com

  2. Elissa says:

    What time does the movie start? Sundown, so around nine?

  3. rev says:

    isnt national night out Wednesday night?

  4. rev says:

    nope, i was mistaken, and that Wiz was a trip!

  5. Bethany says:

    This event was amazing. I have never seen so many people in Woodlawn park! It was so fun to be out under the stars with my neighbors enjoying such an awesome movie I have never seen before. I was torn between watching the movie and all the kids with their glow sticks dancing around! I hope this event will be repeated next year. I really want to thank the people who worked so hard to put this event together.

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