On a beautiful Saturday in July neighbours Liz, Nicki, Ashley and Carolyn worked together to throw Penryn Avenue first block party. We had kids games and prizes, a bouncy castle, hamburgers, hot dogs and live music.  Most of our street participated and had happy people dancing in the street from other areas of town with us.
Prior to the day, after the invitations went out, (and when our ideas exceeded our budget), we looked to the community for donations. The bouncy castle was provided by the Baptist Church, free of charge. Prizes were donated by the Princeton Loonie Bin and ESSO Princeton.  Trevor from Lazy Beer Cabins, Tulameen, donated a popcorn machine, which was a hit.
The Town of Princeton provided us with blockades and gave permission for us to block off a portion of the street to hold the block party.
A local band, Highway 40, gifted their time and live band to play in the streets for everyone.  We served 40 cheese burgers with all the fixings, 60 hot dogs, gallons of juice and water, popcorn and a celebratory cake, all free to everyone!
Thank you for the Neighbourhood Small Grant – we can’t wait to do this again (next year)!

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