On March 18, 2010, and community participants held the town hall meeting on 90 Street and 118 Avenue. This intersection is situated beside the Dollar Store – the hub of weapon and drug paraphernalia sales on 118 Ave. The purpose of this gathering was to celebrate the accomplishments to date and make one more community appeal to the businesses that ignored the request.
We Believe in 118 pulled together quite the event with a donated professional stage and sound system, live music, visual performing artists and free coffee and hot chocolate for the community. We ran into a situation where businesses as far from the community as the South and West ends of the city refused to accept money for event supplies. Generators, water, power cords, coffee… everything was donated by businesses though out the city who believe in 118 Avenue and saw the benefits of the reduced availability of weapons and drug paraphernalia in community.