48th and Dawson block party will rock the block and recycle too

There are block parties and then there's the one planned for 48th SW and Dawson Street on Aug. 6, National Night Out.

This is an event you might have to buy tickets for if it wasn't free.

First of all they will have a live band by the Beautiful Freaks. Pretty cool but then they go way beyond it.

They will have a Kids Treasure Egg Hunt with prizes in every egg, plus chalk art for kids to make whatever design they can imagine plus sack races for everyone.

The Seattle Police and Fire Department (yes the guys with the big red fire engine) will likely make an appearance.

This is all on top of what is sure to be a rather massive array of food and beverages.

But the corker is that they are the only block party the organizers know of that only using recyclables for the event. All utensils, plates, cups and food will go into landscape waste and paper recycle – no regular garbage.

One of the event organizers Elizabeth S. Best said via email, "One of our block party committee members is Nicole Riss, she is a Resource Conservation Specialist for the Seattle Public School District. (More info about her work there in on their website at http://bit.ly/Sps-conservation

It was her smart idea to take advantage of this once a year event to get everyone on board with trying harder to recycle everything that comes out of your home – which also means only bringing items in the home that can be recycled. We hope that more people will be educated and encourage our stores & homes to only use recyclable materials."

Set up begins at 5:30pm and the event runs until 9pm, finishing with cleanup.

There's still time to register your OWN block party for night out. Learn more here: http://tinyurl.com/o3jbwg7

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