Party on the Porch

Come Party on the Porch with us in July! (Social distancing encouraged…)

Click on the Toolkit below for ideas and information!

Do you know your next door neighbor’s name? Those folks who just moved in across the street? Who is the person walking a cute dog past your house every morning? The family that rides bikes together every evening? Knowing your neighbors not only is a great way to make new friends, but it is shown to reduce crime. If you know your neighbors, you know when something is out of place or doesn’t seem right. The Town of Prescott Valley is inviting residents to Party on the Porch with us during the month of July, and get to know your neighbors!

The Party on the Porch or “POP” event encourages neighbors through the entire month to host and enjoy activities that help us get to know each other. You might not have a porch, but you can open the garage, set out some chairs and tables, and enjoy a barbecue or potluck. You might have a block party with families in your immediate vicinity, including music or other performances. How about honoring the grads on your block? July 4th fireworks watch party?  Perhaps you can beat the heat with some yard water games, or enjoy some corn toss. The sky’s the limit, and we encourage your creativity! Most outdoor activities lend themselves to social distancing, and we encourage neighbors to design their gatherings with this in mind.

The Town has posted a POP Toolkit on its website at www.pvaz.net. The toolkit includes neighborhood crime prevention and other police information, and resources from Town departments such as Public Works, Police and Community Development. Be especially sure to check out the activities suggested by Parks & Recreation and the Library to get your POP popping!

Generous community businesses have donated toward a POP prize package drawing. During the month of July, the Town invites you to be creative in getting to know your neighbors by hosting one or more events, or creatively getting to know your neighbors while social distancing, and then posting photos of the fun on the Town’s Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages using hashtag #PVPOP for a chance to win a Party on the Porch prize package. Two winners will receive either a barbecue donated by Home Depot Prescott Valley or a handcrafted garden bench donated by Yavapai Exceptional Industries.

If you would like police personnel to come and speak at your event, please call 928-772-9261.  For a CAFMA firefighter or personnel, call 928-772-7711. For Town department representatives, please call Emily Smith at 928-759-3102 or email esmith@pvaz.net.

For more information on Party on the Porch, please email comrel@pvaz.net or call 928-759-3123.

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