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