Sunday, August 30, 2015

Raymondale 2015 Block Party

About 70 people attended the neighborhood block party on Ellis Court on Saturday night, a great turnout -- especially considering it had to be postponed twice. There were many new faces in the crowd mixing it up with longtime residents, and everyone shared great eats and chatted up a storm. There were a lot of kids of all ages this year, turning the Court into a lively playground with lots of impromptu games and glow-in-the-dark crafts. And beautiful weather for a picnic! A nice way to wind down the summer. Thanks to all who brought food and hung out to help set up and/or clean up afterward. Thanks, too, to Ellis Court residents for loaning their front yards :)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Highlights from National Night Out 2015

On Tuesday, August 4th, neighbors from Raymondale and Broyhill Park gathered at Woodly Pool to celebrate National Night Out. Local members of the police, sheriff, and fire and rescue departments mingled with residents giving good advice on protecting home and property as well as bringing fun goodies for the kids! We are all partners in keeping our respective neighborhoods friendly and crime-free. Residents of Raymondale and Broyhill park enjoyed the calm between summer storms for this great event. In addition to catching up, neighbors met police, fire and sheriff personnel, swam, ate hot dogs, toured a police car, fire engine and ambulance and kids made glow-in-the-dark crafts
The children and adults  loved touring the fire truck.

Local law enforcement enjoyed chatting with neighbors.

Many of the officers have been covering our area for years and have been to our event before and are very knowledgeable about our part of the county. Fire and Rescue is located off of Graham Road, Jefferson Station number 18.

Longtime residents enjoyed catching up.

Hot dogs and other good eats were enjoyed by everyone!

Thanks to everyone who came out for National Night Out especially our law enforcement and fire/rescue folks who we treasure as a very important part of our community!