Archive for April 2012
PRESS RELEASE April 13, 2012
17th ANNUAL DIXON COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY
FOOD, FUN AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULED
SATURDAY, APRIL 28 10AM-2PM
WOMEN’S IMPROVEMENT PARK, NEAR DIXON LIBRARY
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and Dixon Family Services provides the Annual Community Block Party every April to promote awareness. At the beginning of the event, Citizen of the Year, Kay Cayler, will lead the Blue Ribbon Ceremony. The blue ribbons will represent the astonishing number of 247 reported cases of Child Abuse in Dixon last year.
Dixon Family Services Executive Director, Cookie Powell, accepted a proclamation recognizing April 2012 as Child Abuse Awareness Month from Mayor Jack Batchelor at the April 10th City Council meeting. Dixon Family Services is a member of the Solano County Child Abuse Council and is a resource for the community in prevention, intervention and how to recognize and report abuse or neglect.
The intent of the Block Party is to bring people together, young and old, to have fun, and learn ways to keep our children active, safe, and healthy. The day will be fun, interesting, and entertaining for everyone. Local youth take the stage with singing, dancing, karate, zumba, and more. Sign-ups are taken for many youth sports and activities such as youth soccer, karate, dance, gymnastics, youth football and cheerleading.
First 5 Solano Commissioner, Dan Ayala, is the Master of Ceremonies for the Block Party.
Participating groups this year include Dixon Youth Soccer, Ramtown Karate, Dixon’s ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs) City Team, Tremont CDI/CDC, Child Start Inc, Dixon Recreation Department & Transit, Dixon Family Practice, Dixon Family Services, Dixon Fire Dept, Dixon Police Dept, Solano County Sheriff’s Dept, Dixon Music Studio, Dixon Public Library/Friends of the Library, Dixon Youth Football & Cheer, Dixon Teen Center, It’s About My Baby Program, Miracle Christian Worship Center, Solano Kids Insurance Program, Dixon Migrant Education, Sutter West Medical Group, Tremont 4-H, Relay for Life, Dixon Soccer Club Competitive Team U9, St. Peter’s Youth Group, Solano Family & Children’s Services, and Zumba Fitness.
Admission to the community Block Party is free and so are most of the activities. Many organizations are providing free craft making, face painting, games and other fun activities throughout the day. The Sheriff’s Posse is bringing horses and Tremont 4-H is bringing baby farm animals to pet and hold.
Thanks to the generosity of S & J Jumps there will be a free jump house for children to enjoy.
Dixonites are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity for a free, fun, and safe family day right here in our own community park. The Block Party is a substance and tobacco-free event.
Dixon youth organizations will be selling food and drink items to raise funds. There is always a wide variety of good foods to choose from at very reasonable prices and party-goers are encouraged to take a few dollars to support the youth groups by purchasing lunch and other concession items.
Financial support for the Block Party comes from the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) Dixon City Team, First 5 Solano, Dixon Family Services and many community volunteers.
Questions regarding this press release can be directed to
Phone: 678-0442 Fax: 678-4014, Email: email@example.com