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Event Encourages to Bike, Walk and Play on JPA

By: Jessica Cunnington Email
By: Jessica Cunnington Email

August 17, 2013

Jefferson Park Avenue was closed Saturday, but not for construction. It was the second-annual Bike, Walk, Play JPA! event.

The street shut down from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. allowing parents, kids and pets to take over the streets with no cars and no worries for the kids.

One couple decided to create their own organized water balloon fight outside of their home.

"Summer means water and we could play the game in our own driveway and yard any other day but today is about being in the street with your neighbors," Inessa Telefus, who lives on JPA.

Some neighbors haven't really seen each other since the last "Bike Walk Play JPA" and it's a chance to get not only the kids on the bikes but the parents, too.

"We do feel safe because, first of all, obviously, there are a lot of adults here, there are a lot of children its very well supervised. It's very organized and this year its well attended but its not crowded so I think its just perfect," Telefus said.


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