Residents from more than two dozen neighborhood, youth and business groups will stand up to crime during a march Friday evening.
The semiannual “March Against Crime” kicks off with a rally at 5 p.m. at 64th Street and Pacific Avenue. Participants from 28 Safe Streets groups will then walk along Pacific Avenue and demonstrate on street corners primarily in the South End and East Side.
Several Tacoma police officials and local politicians are expected to be at the rally. Participants are invited to a spaghetti dinner fundraiser after the march. The dinner is from 7 to 8:45 p.m. at Gloria’s Bar & Grill, 8201 Pacific Ave. Donations of $8 per person or $14 per couple are suggested.
The proceeds will be donated to the Larchmont Safe Streets campaign to provide self-defense training to Tacoma youngsters.
The following is a list from Safe Streets of the participating groups and their march locations:
1. Youth Leading Change students from the Tacoma high schools = 64th & Pacific Ave.
2. East Abe’s Safe ST. Neighborhood = 38th & Pacific Ave.
3. East McKinley Block Watch = East 38th , E. 40 & McKinley
4. Lincoln LAWGs Safe ST. Neighborhood= 43rd & Pacific Ave.
5. Spring Hill safe ST. Neighborhood = South 55 & Pacific Ave.
6. Stewart Safe ST. Neighborhood = 56th & Pacific Ave.
7. Pacific Ave. Business District = 56th & Pacific Ave.
8. Four Star Safe ST. Neighborhood = 56th & Pacific Ave.
9. Stewart Heights Neighborhood Coalition = East 64th & McKinley Ave. (northwest corner)
10. Park Ave. Neighborhood = 64th & Pacific Ave.
11. Boze Block Watch = East 64th & McKinley (southeast corner)
12. Pak – Yak Safe ST. Neighborhood = 72 & Pacific Ave.
13. Spooner Tracts Safe ST. Neighborhood = 76th & Pacific Ave.
14. Larchmont Safe ST. = 84th & Pacific Ave.
15. Fern Hill Alliance Safe ST. = 84th & Pacific Ave.
16. Lincoln West Safe ST. = South 38th & M St.
17. Mann Safe ST. Neighborhood = South 56th & South M St.
18. Alling Safe ST. Neighborhood = South 56th & South M St.
19. Hosmer Business Group = South 72nd, 84th & Hosmer St.
20. Hillsdale Neighbors = East 72nd & McKinley Ave. (northwest corner)
21. Boze Block Watch = East 72nd & McKinley (northeast corner)
22. South Wapato Safe ST. Neighborhood = 72nd & South Sheridan St.
23. Whitman Area Neighbors = South 38th & M St.
24. Hillsdale Neighbors = East 64th & McKinley Ave. (southwest corner)
25. North 9 & K Neighbors group = North 9 & K St.
26. Hope Heights = East 64th & McKinley (northeast corner)
27. Pacific Courtyard group = 86 & Pacific Ave.
28. Dome Top Alliance = E. 34 & McKinley Ave.