Linden Hills and Whittier blocks receive police awards

The Minneapolis Police announced Jan. 21 that two Linden Hills blocks and one in Whittier won 2004 Building Blocks Awards. Eleven Minneapolis blocks were honored for their work as block clubs.

The 4400 block of Abbott Avenue South received the award because of their annual events, which include a monthly book club, Christmas party, garage sales and miscellaneous

other parties.

The 4600 block of West Lake Harriet Parkway received the award for their environmental work and participation in National Night Out, barbecues and caroling parties.

Whittier’s 2400 block of Pleasant Avenue received the award for focusing on safety issues and fellowship, as well as their National Night Out participation. Members of this block club also help police disseminate crime alerts and department notices.

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