For the last 8 years The Lake House has hosted a Halloween Block Party for the neighborhood. We live in an area where trick-or-treating is difficult. Many houses are fenced in, many have dogs, many leave to trick-or-treat elsewhere and still kids dress up and take to the streets in search of those treats. Our block party has made for a place where everyone can be together and safe and have an incredible time together. We have even had one neighbor tell us they moved to our street after visiting one of our parties years ago while visiting a family member in the area.
We grill as many burgers, chicken and hot dogs as we can afford to get. We fill a kiddie pool with ices and bottles of water, sodas and other sealed drinks so nobody gets thirsty while they laugh and dance throughout the night. We will have a DJ to keep the beats bumpin', a few fellas making balloon animals, face painting, caricatures, and as many other games and activities as we can come up with.
Last year, when we realized that our neighborhood, Ybor Heights, did not have a neighborhood association we formed one. We moved the party from the house to our local park and made it both an outreach for our home church but also an outreach for the newly formed Neighborhood Association. At that party we met the woman who now serves as the President of the Association and we will be partnering with her to host yet another double outreach.
Please help us gather this small budget so that we can afford to throw a huge party and get all of our neighbors together. We really are trying to love our neighbors and would love and appreciate any help you could offer to that end. Thank you!