A beautiful evening for dining on the street - National Night Out

Thursday, August 3, 2023

 Ridgecrest neighborhood celebration
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

By Diane Hettrick

I probably should not risk putting this in print, but, we always have good weather on National Night Out.

Something about chalk and pavement that brings out the artist in everyone
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Neighbors are able to put tables on streets and front lawns. Kids can play games and run around.

A 3-fer. Shoreline City Manager Bristol Ellington, Mayor Keith Scully, Police Chief Kelly Park.
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Police, fire, city staff, and neighborhood leaders can visit and socialize at three or four events. 

Fire trucks and kids
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Fire trucks are always popular.

Councilmember Chris Roberts with Bonnie Stieber
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Most importantly, neighbors get to meet each other. Neighbors who know each other and know what is normal behavior around the block and what is not, are the best crime prevention tool. 

Years ago, a brazen crew of burglars drove up to a Shoreline home in a van and proceeded to load everything from the house into the van.

The next door neighbor watched the entire process and thought "I didn't know my neighbor was moving."

Everyone having fun at the street party.
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
Andrea Pertusky reports: All photos were taken on 11th Ave NE between 158th and 162nd. We had over 150 attend. It was glorious! We had our first NNO in 2013.

--updated 8-4-2023


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