FLIP THE POWER at National Night Out 2012

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Elisa and James celebrate the "Club Bubbles" comic strip giveaway at National Night Out (8/7/12)

Last week's 2012 National Night Out event was a great opportunity to hang out with neighbors, enjoy live music, eat free food, and pick up the summer's hottest wardrobe accessory--a purple Baltimore Energy Challenge (BEC) bag filled with a CFL lightbulb, first-aid kit, "toilet tank bank,"and an official "Energy Savers" booklet. So far, more than 200 residents have signed the FLIP THE POWER energy conservation pledge, which guarantees them the BEC bag and connects them to Project Lightbulb's free lightbulb installation service. Thanks to Howard Fink for the great pictures!

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Neighbors sign the FLIP THE POWER pledge and receive a Baltimore Energy Challenge bag (8/7/12)

We celebrated the launch of our FLIP THE POWER comic strip series by handing out copies of "Club Bubbles" with RHIC's summer 2012 newsletter and letting kids play around with their own bubble blowing kits.

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Bubbles and "Club Bubbles" comic strips at National Night Out (8/7/12)

But bubbles and purple bags were only a few of the exciting things happening at 2012 National Night Out.  Most notably, residents dedicated the Reservoir St. Park in memory of Willie Mae Davis, a long-time community leader who took great pride in her neighbors and neighborhood.

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Davis family members unveil a boulder name plate dedicating Reservoir St. park in memory of Willie Mae Davis (8/7/12)

Beyond bubbles, bags, and boulders, there were also just a lot of smiles:

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Thanks to Reservoir Hill Mutual Homes, and especially Ruthie Wilder, for their great work hosting National Night Out every year:

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