The Church of Scientology Downtown Block Party Celebrates the Centennial of the Historic Clearwater Building in style

Top Quote On Sat. Nov. 17th the Church of Scientology celebrated the Centennial of the Historic Clearwater Building, as the highlight of its quarterly Downtown Block Party for the community. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 22, 2018 - The event brought 2,000 neighbors, families and local non-profits together to celebrate. Guests enjoyed live music, carnival games, balloons, face painting, raffles and more on the corner of Cleveland Street and Fort Harrison and learned solutions for societal issues.

    “We wanted to share this local milestone with our neighbors and local non-profits that help others every day,” said Nicole Biancolini, the event organizer.

    “The Downtown Block Parties is something the community looks forward to.

    The Clearwater Building has been a part of downtown for 100 years, so it is apt for us to celebrate this anniversary with the community.”

    A 1920’s theme was imbued throughout the event. The Scientology Information Center (housed in the Clearwater Building) featured a 1920s photo station where guests took group pictures and selfies with themed photo props. In addition to other activities, parked on the Fort Harrison side of Cleveland Street was a fire truck from the Clearwater Fire Department where kids got to see and “touch-a-truck.”

    Participating non-profits included: A Will and Way, Inc., My Hope Chest, Veterans 4 Child Rescue, Dogs for Deployment, Clearwater Community Gardens, The Benevolution Foundation, Toastmasters, Clearwater Community Volunteers, Narconon Suncoast, Applied Scholastics Community Learning Center, and L. Ron Hubbard East Coast Theatre.

    Guests also visited the humanitarian centers sponsored by the Church of Scientology: United for Human Rights, The Way to Happiness Association Tampa Bay, Foundation for a Drug-Free World, Criminon, Scientology Volunteer Ministers, and Citizens Commission on Human Rights. For those wanting to find out about these programs, guests were provided with educational materials that included drug prevention, the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, non-religious moral education and Scientology Tools for Life.

    The Block party concluded with its eagerly-awaited free chance drawing. Those with the lucky numbers won prizes such as movie pass vouchers,
    gift certificates from local participating restaurants, $100, $250, and $500 VISA gift cards.

    One mother who attended the party with her kids for the first time said,
    “I just moved here from Baltimore and now live in Tampa. I heard about this event from a friend of mine that works with me. I really like this event and I’m excited to go visit all of the humanitarian centers and the nonprofit organizations. Thank you for being so kind and putting this event on.”

    The Church’s next Downtown Block Party will be held on February 9th in 2019. For more information about future community events or the Church of Scientology-sponsored humanitarian programs, please contact Amber at 727-467-6966 or amber ( @ ) cos dot flag dot org dot

    About the Church of Scientology:
    The Scientology religious philosophy was founded by L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups in 167 nations. Scientologists are optimistic about life and believe there is hope for a saner world and better civilization, and actively do all they can to help achieve this. For more information please visit or

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