FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Contact: Mike Journee
208-384-4402 | mjournee@cityofboise.org

City of Boise Partners with West Valley Neighborhood on Inaugural Community Celebration

The City of Boise, as part of its Energize Our Neighborhoods initiative, is partnering with the West Valley Neighborhood Association to host a family-friendly community celebration – called Ustick in Bloom – this weekend.

Boise Mayor David Bieter and the West Valley Neighborhood Association board will kick off the event Saturday afternoon with the dedication of the Ustick Townsite beautification project, which was funded through the Energize Our Neighborhoods Neighborhood Investment Program. The grant will be used to foster a deeper sense of place in the neighborhood through landscaping, interpretive historical signage and sculptures/art.

“This is an outstanding example of how engaged neighbors can build pride and a stronger sense of place and community in their neighborhood,” Mayor Bieter said. “I’m excited about how the City of Boise’s investment in the West Valley neighborhood’s pride helps it shine and is creating momentum in this area of the city.”

       What: Ustick Townsite Beautification Dedication
       When: 5-5:30 p.m., Saturday, May 12
       Where: In Front of the historic Mercantile building at the intersection of Ustick and Mumbarto. (11295 W. Ustick Rd.), Boise

After the dedication, the neighborhood celebration in Redwood Park is free and open to the public. It will feature live music, food trucks, local artisans and vendors, and kid’s activities facilitated by the Boise Parks & Recreation Mobile Rec team. The evening will conclude with a showing of “Despicable Me 3.”

       What:  Ustick in Bloom celebration
       When: 5:30 – 9 p.m., Saturday, May 12
       Where: Redwood Park, 2675 N. Shamrock Ave., Boise

To protect our natural resources and promote sustainability, attendees are encouraged to bring a re-usable water bottle (filling stations will be available, no bottled water will be sold) and ride their bike, walk or carpool as parking spaces are limited. Bike parking will be available.

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