It's almost National Good Neighbor Day which means it's time for the Second Annual Good Neighbor Festival and Family Picnic in the 5th Council District.
The festival, which is open to the public, is located in the park area at 2800 N. Studebaker Rd., and will be held from 10 am until 4 pm on Sunday, September 21, 2008.
This is an annual day-long event filled with booths, displays, music, food, activities for kids and the presentation of the 5th District Good Neighbor Awards to those youth, adults and organizations that have been 'Good Neighbors' in the past year.
Also included in the festivities are displays of historic and current trucks from the Fire Department, solar cooking devices, a kids bounce house, face painting, paper shredding, and music from the Elm Street Band.
Councilwoman Schipske will kick off the festival at 10:30 am with the unveiling of a new sign naming the park area as "Good Neighbor Park." The naming of the park was recently approved by the Parks and Recreation Commission and the City Council.
The dedication and naming of the park area will be followed by a day long festival celebrating National Good Neighbor Day and acknowledging the efforts of adults, youth and organizations for making the 5th Council District a better place in which to live and to work.
The event is being co-sponsored by: The Port of Long Beach, Long Beach Firefighters Association, Long Beach Police Officers Association, IAMAW City Employees Association, and Long Beach Lifeguards Association.
10 am - 4 pm
Festival Begins: Booths and Displays; Kid's Bounce, Face Painting
Introductions, Flag Ceremony, Park Dedication
11:30 - 1:30
Music by Elm Street Band; lunch by LB Firefighters Association, LB Police Officers Associations, LB Lifeguards Association
Good Neighbor Award Ceremonies
Music by Ceci Julian