Wow, what an unforgettable time we had yesterday! Our third block party of the summer last night at Adams Community Center was nothing short of amazing as our community came together once again in the spirit of camaraderie and unity.
We were truly honored to have our friends from the Columbus Division of Police out in full force. Excitement was in the air as people got to talk to SWAT, the Motorcycle Unit, Community Liaison Officers, CPD Therapy Dog Unit, the Helicopter Unit, RREACT, Columbus Division of Police Recruiting, the 614cadets, and even the CFD Smoke House!
Big thanks to AEP Ohio for adding a towering spectacle with two enormous bucket trucks! And, as always, the dunk tank was a blockbuster, especially with our young ones who boasted major-league-worthy throwing arms!
We've tried to do something special for each block party, and for this event, the highlight was sunglasses. The children were so cute and so excited about them, politely asking for a pair or if they could swap for a different size. Absolutely adorable!
Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, Safety Director Kate McSweeney-Pishotti, Chief Elaine Bryant, and Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein were all in attendance, as well as representatives from FOP Capital City Lodge #9, and CPD officers from across the city. The solidarity shown by our leaders was truly inspirational.
Our friends from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and the Gahanna Division of Police were also there to show their support. Their presence made the party all the more memorable!
And of course, none of this would have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors and partners. A huge round of applause to Byers Airport Subaru, Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, our partner agencies, the wonderful groups and charities who came out to give back to the community, and all the selfless volunteers who put their time and energy into making this block party a huge success.
A special mention to everyone at CPD, and particularly the Safe Streets team, who went above and beyond to ensure our event was safe, fun, and memorable for all. Your dedication is the glue that holds our community together.
Join us as we continue to foster unity, fun, and community spirit at our final block party at Glenwood Community Center on August 17 from 4-7pm. It's thanks to people like you that we can make these events happen.