Fired up for a block party


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The McDermott Village Neighborhood Watch has made beautifying and maintaining the Welcome to Wilmington sign a community project this year.

The McDermott Village Neighborhood Watch has made beautifying and maintaining the Welcome to Wilmington sign a community project this year.


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Wilmington Mayor John Stanforth, right, chats with McDermott Village residents during the 4th Annual Neighborhood Watch Block Party at Wilmington Church of Christ on Saturday.


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Ken Ianson, far left, and Bill Jones, far right, from the Wilmington Fire Department, hang out with some of the McDermott Village kids at the 4th Annual Neighborhood Watch Block Party on Saturday at Wilmington Church of Christ.


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WILMINGTON — Neighbors and residents of the McDermott Village Neighborhood gathered in the shelter house area of the Wilmington Church of Christ Saturday for the 4th Annual Neighborhood Watch Block Party.

Also in attendance were Wilmington Mayor John Stanforth as well as Ken Ianson and Bill Jones from the Wilmington Fire Department.

Since forming in August 2016, the neighborhood watch has united the McDermott Village community, building strong collaboration across neighborhood residents. The watch group continues to build strong partnerships with the City of Wilmington safety service departments in efforts to keep the neighborhood safe.

In 2019 the watch group also took on a community service project of beautifying and maintaining the “Welcome to Wilmington” point on the northwest end of the city.

A strong group of volunteers work hard to make events such as the block party and other volunteer efforts possible. If you are interested in learning more about this group and/or would like more information about getting involved, email mcdneighborwatch@outlook.com or contact any member of the watch ambassador group: Jarett and Holly Roush, Dick and Karen Williams, Karen Johnson, or Marnie Reed.

Members of the community may also join the private Facebook page – McDermott Village Neighborhood Watch.

The McDermott Village Neighborhood Watch serves neighbors residing on Jefferson Drive, Kenyon Drive, Lanyard Lane, McDermott Avenue, Mayfair Drive, Peggy Lane, Preston Drive, Spinnaker Place and Washington Avenue.

The McDermott Village Neighborhood Watch has made beautifying and maintaining the Welcome to Wilmington sign a community project this year.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/10/web1_IMG_0647.jpgThe McDermott Village Neighborhood Watch has made beautifying and maintaining the Welcome to Wilmington sign a community project this year. Courtesy photos

Wilmington Mayor John Stanforth, right, chats with McDermott Village residents during the 4th Annual Neighborhood Watch Block Party at Wilmington Church of Christ on Saturday.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/10/web1_IMG_1404.jpgWilmington Mayor John Stanforth, right, chats with McDermott Village residents during the 4th Annual Neighborhood Watch Block Party at Wilmington Church of Christ on Saturday. Courtesy photos

Ken Ianson, far left, and Bill Jones, far right, from the Wilmington Fire Department, hang out with some of the McDermott Village kids at the 4th Annual Neighborhood Watch Block Party on Saturday at Wilmington Church of Christ.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/10/web1_IMG_1423.jpgKen Ianson, far left, and Bill Jones, far right, from the Wilmington Fire Department, hang out with some of the McDermott Village kids at the 4th Annual Neighborhood Watch Block Party on Saturday at Wilmington Church of Christ. Courtesy photos

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