More than two dozen neighborhoods throughout Peoria celebrated the 30th annual National Night Out Against Crime last night.
Some neighborhoods joined forces for cookouts and social gatherings. Lisa Fisher is the President of the Glen Oak Park Neighborhood Association. Her neighborhood association joined East Bluff United and East Bluff Serenity to host their event at the East Bluff Community Center, formerly St Bernard School.
“This is our second year to do a Peace Walk but its several years now that we’ve teamed together. Everyone joining in makes a bigger crowd, but it also makes it more fun and easier to put on. All the neighborhood associations have the same message, and that’s that we want to promote peace and we want a great neighborhood for everyone to live in not just us,” Fisher says.
Raber Catering provided the hot dogs and brats for about 250 people at the event. The event was also attended by the Third District Councilman Tim Riggenbach, Mayor Jim Ardis and many members of law enforcement.
The city reimbursed Neighborhood associations that registered to host an event up to $250 .