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Church of Scientology, Downtown Merchants and Tampa Bay Families Celebrated Summer Together at Downtown Clearwater Block Party

/EIN News/ -- CLEARWATER, Fla., July 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On July 15th the Church of Scientology sponsored Block Party in downtown Clearwater brought local merchants, non-profit organizations, Church members and over 2,500 residents of Tampa Bay in a joyous family celebration of summer.  Downtown merchants supported the event by donating gifts which were raffled off to guests in the final hour of the event.

Church of Scientology Block Party in Downtown Clearwater
One of the lucky winners (center)of a gift card donated by a participating merchant at the July 15th Downtown Clearwater Summer Block Party Sponsored by the Church of Scientology

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The Summer Block Party was held in honor of the 2nd Anniversary of the opening of the Church of Scientology Information Center and Church- supported social betterment centers on North Fort Harrison Avenue. The event also celebrated a year of partnerships with community non-profits and like-minded individuals. The event was open to the entire community with games, prizes, live music and food sponsored by the Church of Scientology.

Visitors received raffle tickets gratis when visiting each of the Church supported non-profit organizations.  Participants chances of winning increased with the number of tickets they received.

The Block Parties began in the summer of 2016. This party was the 4th event the Church has hosted since. As an all-inclusive community event, local merchants contribute prizes for the raffle.

“I would like to thank the merchants for their donations to this event,” said Amber Skjelset raffle organizer and Manager of the Scientology Information Center.

22 local businesses contributed 68 different prizes, including gift baskets, spa packages, restaurant gift cards, theater tickets, free gym memberships and more. Participating businesses included Anytime Fitness, Bob & Daughter Market, Grindhouse Café, Tony’s Pizza, One Stoppe Shoppe and Paige Nails.
The Church’s next block party is scheduled for September 23rd in downtown Clearwater on the corner of Cleveland Street and Fort Harrison Avenue.

For more information on how to participate as a sponsor for raffle gifts or attending the Block Party please contact Amber Skjelset at (727) 467- 6966.

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.

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Amber Skjelset 
(727) 467-6966

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