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Church of Scientology Hosts April Block Party

/EIN News/ -- CLEARWATER, Fla., April 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Saturday, April 7th the Church of Scientology hosted its quarterly Downtown Block Party for the community. The event brought local neighbors, families and local non-profits together to celebrate. Over 1,500 guests enjoyed live music, carnival games, balloons, face painting, raffles and more on the corner of Cleveland Street and Fort Harrison.

Church of Scientology Spring Block Party
Activities at Church of Scientology’s Downtown Spring Block Party included dancing to the Flag Band, carnival games, food and a petting zoo. The event, held on Saturday, April 7th provided a free, family-friendly activities for the community, as well as highlighting some of the area’s non-profit organizations.


“These events celebrate families and the local non-profits that help others every day, providing solutions for some of the every-day solutions in people’s lives,” said Nicole Biancolini, the event organizer.

The event included area non-profits, who took the opportunity to share their missions and purposes. These included: Caregiver's Helping Hand, Inc., Civilian Conservation Corp, Inc., Community Service Foundation, Community Tampa Bay, Greater Tampa Bay Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, The Gentleman course, OneBlood, Pinellas County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association (PCFAPA), Rays of Hope, Rise up Serve Haiti Inc., The Benevoluntion Foundation, Veterans Health Network.

The Clearwater Fire Department brought a truck and distributed toy fire hats bringing additional smiles to youngsters of all ages.

The Church of Scientology’s own Flag Band with guest singers Michelle Henderson, Palmer Dernehl and Jonathan Miller was a highlight throughout the event. The wide array of music; pop, R&B, salsa and soul created a lively atmosphere for all.

Guests also visited the social betterment non-profit centers sponsored by the Church of Scientology: United for Human Rights, The Way to Happiness Association of Tampa Bay, Foundation for a Drug Free World, Criminon, Scientology Volunteer Ministers, and Citizens Commission on Human Rights. For those wanting to find out about these programs, guests were provided with educational materials that included drug prevention, the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, non-religious moral education and Scientology Tools for Life.

The Block party closed with its eagerly awaited free chance drawing. Those with the lucky numbers won prizes such as gift certificates from local participating restaurants and $100, $250, and $500 VISA gift cards.

Ed, a local resident, said, “The Block Party you put together is always very nice. I like everything, the food, the music! The great atmosphere is so nice and very comfortable. Thank you for the hospitality."

For more information about future community events or the Church of Scientology sponsored social betterment programs please contact Amber at 727-467-6966 or amber@cos.flag.org.

About the Church of Scientology:

The Scientology religious philosophy was founded by L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups, in 167 nations. Scientologists are optimistic about life and believe there is hope for a saner world and better civilization, and actively do all they can to help achieve this. For more information please visit www.scientology-fso.org or www.scientology.tv.

Contact Amber Skjelset
(727) 467-6966

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