Community advocacy group One San Diego will host its largest Better-a-Block Party of 2018 Saturday in an effort to improve the relationship between San Diego residents and local civic leaders.
One San Diego is holding the event in the Southcrest/Mountain View neighborhood and has previously held block parties in Oak Park, Webster and Paradise Hills. San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, City Councilwoman Georgette Gomez, Police Chief David Nisleit and officers from the San Diego Police Department’s Southeastern Division are expected to attend.
In addition to the usual features of One San Diego’s Better-a-Block Parties, like kids’ activities and information on community and government resources, the nonprofit will distribute more than 1,100 turkeys to Southcrest and Mountain View families in the audience in advance of Thanksgiving. One San Diego will also unveil a mural painted by local artists depicting silhouettes of city landmarks.
“This is the season for families to gather around the dinner table, but I also see it as the perfect moment for our neighborhoods to come together,” Faulconer said. “When families are strong our communities are strong, and that’s what this event is all about.”
The Lincoln High School Drum Line will open the event with a performance in honor of Veterans Day. The party is scheduled for 11 a.m. at 4235 National Ave. between 43rd and 41st streets.
–City News Service