National Night Out

Prospect Street Block Party

Near South Block Party

Ryan Baker, 7, lies on the ground and poses for a photo during the Prospect Street Block Party

August 5th was National Night Out.  First introduced in 1984, National Night Out (NNO) began as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.  You can learn more about NNO and how you can organize your event next year here.

There were many block parties throughout Lincoln that night including one on Prospect Street in the Near South Neighborhood.  It was well attended by old and young alike.

Near South Neighborhood 2014 Block Party
Fabiola Noriega, 12, flips her hair out of a bucket of water during the Prospect Street Block Party on National Neighbors Night Out

In addition to the many neighbors who came out to enjoy BBQ, sandwiches, salad, desserts and more, the event was attended by several officers from the Lincoln Police Department and Lincoln Journal Star photographer Stacy Scott who took the accompanying photos. This was the 21st year the annual event was held on Prospect Street.

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September Board Meeting

Near South Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

The September Board meeting will be held on September 8th, 2014 at 7 PM.  Members, as well as the general public, are welcome to attend any of our regularly scheduled board meetings, held the second Monday of every month at 7:00 PM at Grace Lutheran Church, 22nd and Washington Streets.

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Prescott Events – 90th Celebration & The Waffle Man

Historic Prescott Elementary 90th Celebration

The community is invited to join in a celebration of historic Prescott School on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 4:00pm. Everyone interested and connected with the school are invited to hear a presentation by Ed Zimmer about the history of Prescott, as well as take tours and listen to remembrances by our alums. There will also be a free pizza dinner. Please join the many friends of Prescott and share your memories of historic Prescott School.

Contact person: Principal Ruth Ann Wylie (402) 436-1161


The Waffle Man @ Grace Lutheran Church

Friday, Nov 22 5:30 -7:30 PM at 2225 Washington St.. $7 per person. Ages 5 and under free.

All you can eat Belgian waffles, scrumptious sausages, flavored syrups, whipped cream, and drinks. Special entertainment, Prescott Singing Group by Mrs. Linda Robison, Wally The Waffle Bear, and Karaoke for the whole family.

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Fall 2013 Newsletter

The Fall newsletter is now available here.

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Sumner Place Halloween Event

Halloween at Sumner Place will start at 6:30pm on the 31st! Address 1750 South 20th Street.

The Sumner Place Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation annual Halloween tradition continues as all little ghouls and goblins are invited to trick-or-treat in a safe, loving environment. See you then!

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40 Years Of The Near South

If you don’t have a copy of our NSNA 40-year celebration booklet from 2012, here it is in PDF format for your enjoyment:

Our Second Twenty Years

Click below to view our 20-year commemorative booklet:

Our First Twenty Years

Thanks, friends, neighbors, and family, for making the first 40 years spectacular. May the next 40 be a continual gift back to our community!

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