Residents turned out to L.A. High School on Aug. 4 for a community block party hosted by Wilshire Police. The annual event is an effort to connect neighbors and emergency workers in a friendly atmosphere.
Attendees were welcomed with refreshments, including lemonade and iced coffee, and encouraged to check out vintage police cars on display.
A hot dog stand and pizza booth kept the crowd happy with free food, and several inflatable bouncy castles provided activities for the kids.
The evening’s highlight was a performance by the L.A. High marching band and color guard, who got the crowd on their feet cheering as they marched in to a drum cadence.
The Outkast Dance Company—a program that develops character and builds confidence in young people through dance—took to the stage next. The group included dozens of student dancers performing contemporary dance in unison.