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Picnic Bench Foundation Statement About Blagden Alley Being in the News

We are encouraged by our community’s reaction to the information stories about issues in the alley and stand united with BANCA in their reaction, and check with our elected officers for assistance to make our neighborhood a area that supports our means to reside and thrive here.

Press Release

Dec 16, 2021 22:15 EST

The Picnic Bench Foundation also difficulties a assertion about Washingtonian and Fox5 News protection of Blagden Alley:

“We are grateful to Ms. Jessica Sidman of Washingtonian Magazine and Ms. Stephanie Ramirez of Fox 5 News for bringing focus to Blagden Alley and we now want to convey to our story. We thank our community association BANCA for their statement and for also helping us unfold the word on their newswire account. We want individuals to know why it is crucial to guard Blagden Alley as a image of our ancestor’s wrestle for success, and an case in point of how potent we can be as a community with the new neighbors and the longstanding kinds all jointly.

The alleys are a issue of pride and inspiration for the Black local community and everybody and we are grateful to the church buildings and businesses that helped make it additional healthful and pleasurable. We think any future growth now needs to focus on shielding the longstanding residents’ skill to continue on to dwell below peacefully, and afford to pay for to shop and consume in the region, and also have access to actual training and schooling options for our seniors and youngsters in the neighborhood primarily just after school for the reason that an idle intellect sales opportunities to no good.        

The Picnic Bench Foundation respectfully asks for the leaders in the Washington, DC govt to all sit together with us and BANCA and Salem Baptist Church and some enterprises here as properly and make a very good plan for the alleys that respects all the men and women dwelling listed here. We want Blagden Alley to be an illustration for the full complete District of Columbia about how a neighborhood can have corporations be economically and racially diverse and generate unity and prosperity for everyone.  

Wishing all people peace and blessings.”


The Picnic Bench Foundation is a group of men and women who are living in the Blagden Alley Naylor Court docket area of Washington, DC and take into consideration the space our local community. Our purpose is to have a serious voice in the expansion of our neighborhood and make it a safe and sound, peaceful put that uplifts everyone. We have been around given that the 70s and are now acquiring more help and far more organized. You can go to our web site at www.picnicbench.org. You can obtain a fashionwise sweatshirt there for $40. Abide by us on Twitter and Instagram at @mypicnicbench

You can contact Vincent or Hector [email protected] 

Resource: Picnic Bench Basis