The annual Neighbor Link picnic, hosted by the city to celebrate residents' service to the community, will be Saturday, July 23, at Crossroads Park. In keeping with the theme of an old-fashioned picnic, the first 600 guests can buy a hot dog lunch for only a dollar. Flyer
In addition to the built-in playground and water spray play area at the park, a host of games, sports and activities will be available for both young and old throughout the two-hour event, starting at noon. All activities are free and family-friendly, and prizes will be provided by Chipotle and the Seattle Mariners.
The Po'okela Street Band, a high-energy pop and reggae group will play a fusion of Top 40, R&B, pop, rock, rap and country. A volunteer fair will offer information on a myriad of volunteer opportunities throughout the Eastside.
The lunches, to include all-beef hot dogs, potato chips and drinks, will be supplied by the picnic sponsors, the Crossroads Bellevue shopping center and the Stone Gardens climbing gym, so lunch proceeds will be donated to the Eastside Human Services Fund.
A "Help the Babies" diaper drive to benefit Eastside Baby Corner will be in the north parking lot, with a drive-through drop-off for diaper and cash donations. Individuals and neighborhoods that donate at least 500 diapers will receive a special recognition certificate.
Neighbor Link is a project of the city's Neighborhood Outreach program, which encourages community building and community service. The Neighbor Link picnic, at City Hall the last two years, is open to the public and Bellevue residents of all ages are encouraged to come.
Crossroads Community Park is located at 16000 NE 10th St. Parking is available at the park, with overflow parking at the east end of the shopping Center.
For more information on the picnic or other Neighbor Link programs, contact Neighborhood Outreach at 425-452-6836 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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