More than 350 adults and kids attended the Marquez Knolls Property Owners Association/ACS Security Block Party last weekend, reports the MKPOA Board. A free event for the Pacific Palisades community, guests ate 250 quarter pound hotdogs cooked up by ACS Security and drank drinking down 400 bottles of water and soft drinks, much of it donated by CVS Pharmacy.
Whirlie the Clown entertained adults and kids alike and Big Wind Balloons delighted kids with magical balloon art. A big draw for adults and kids alike was the fabulous Greg Alper kids jazz band, said MKPOA.
The Renaissance Mission Art Studio and Dr. Luke Cohen of Innate Chiropractic sponsored the bounce house and the rest of the Marquez merchants co-sponsored the balloons, and the many other festivities.
Merchants from throughout the Palisades donated various raffle prizes. Ronnie's Parklane Cleaners served free gourmet coffee, Knolls' Pharmacy stayed open for the day to give flu shots, Paws 'n Claws (celebrating 10 years in the Marquez Business District) judged the dog contest and Oasis Palisades treated residents to invigorating massages.
MKPOA board members added that a special treat for the block part was free parking arranged by Councilman Bill Rosandahl's office, with west side representative Joaquin Macias making introductory comments at the presentation.
Los Angeles Police Department Cpt. Evangelyn Nathan thanked the community for continued vigilance in preventing crimes. Children, and adults alike, enjoyed climbing aboard a fire truck under the command of Captain Art Perez and his crew from Station 23.