By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
Hollywood neighborhood residents and business people had opportunities for learning as well as having fun and visiting at a National Night Out gathering last month.
The national event began 30 years ago to get people out to meet their neighbors and learn more about their communities, said Jo Schaefer, a board member of the Hollywood Neighborhood Association.
She extended a thank you to everyone who backed the event and those who stopped by to participate at the central gathering place at Northeast 41st Avenue between Hancock and Tillamook streets.
Neighbors had an opportunity to learn about transportation safety by foot, bicycle and car, Schaefer said. Representatives from the library, Neighborhood Emergency Team, police and fire bureaus and service industries also provided information, she said.
The fun, she said, included art projects, music, racing remote control cars, face painting, food tasting and listening to music.