Del Cerro Block Parties Are Perfect For Neighbors To Meet – Mission Times Courier

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By JAY WILSON

The Friends of Del Cerro (FODC) have been invited to participate in the second Block Party for the 5800 block of Arboles which is just around the corner from Princess Del Cerro Park to promote neighborhood watch.

Myself, a resident of Arboles and member of the FODC Board of Directors, as well as Jackie O’Connor, the President of the FODC, provided information on the creation of a neighborhood watch and how to s involved in the FODC. O’Connor said, “It was such a pleasure to be part of this block party. It was a great opportunity to meet many of our Del Cerro residents.

Kara Fusco and Robin Kozak were the main organizers of this event.

Residents who have lived in Arboles for over a decade have frequently commented on the number of children who now live in the neighborhood. The count went from near zero to 30. I commented that second base is in the middle of my front yard and the area has been happily given over to neighborhood whiffle ballers.

Fusco commented: “The Block Party was awesome – something we all needed. We wanted to give our neighbors the opportunity to meet, connect and catch up with more than the passing waves on the street. As parents, we loved watching the kids create memories with their community.

In addition, there were activities such as face painting, a very large inflatable slide, a bicycle decoration contest and even a food truck. Engine Company 31 from our local fire station joined a full crew, including fire captain Andrew Richardson who had transferred just 48 hours earlier.

District 7 council member Raul Campillo was also in attendance and met many residents as he and his fiancé walked the block. He even participated in the water balloon event.

Recently, O’Connor met with Anthony Hackett, Campillo’s senior community representative, to discuss community concerns and opportunities and to ensure there is a positive line of communication between FODC, Campillo and its staff. .

FODC board members continue to meet with SDSU staff to discuss solutions and long-term plans for Adobe Falls.

O’Connor attended the community leaders meeting held at the San Carlos Library. “On July 19, I attended a meeting of community leaders hosted by David Ege, the branch manager of the San Carlos Library. David invited the presidents of several community groups to meet, give a five-minute overview of their organization, and a community update from board member Raul Campillo. It was a great opportunity for the chairs to meet and discuss how they can work together. Participating organizations included Friends of Del Cerro, Friends of the San Carlos Library, Navajo Community Planners, San Carlos Community Garden, San Carlos Area Council, Henry Cluster STEMM Foundation, and the Grantville-Allied Gardens Kiwanis Club. We all agreed to meet regularly.

For more information on Friends of Del Cerro, visit: friendsdudelcerro.com.

— Jay Wilson is a board member of Friends of Del Cerro.

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