The event was held at the Alameda Neighborhood Assocation off South 7th & Corsicana. Families, board members, and non-profit organizations joined in on the festivities as a way to connect with the community.
The goal of the celebration is to allow neighbors to get to know each other.
"Communities see a decrease in crime when neighbors have invested time in each other and feels the sense of protecting one another," says Chief Stan Standridge, who was also at the event.
The event went from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and had games, jump houses, petting zoos, and a cow patty drop. According to executive director Lorie Thornton, they expected to see around 300 people.
The celebration continued late Saturday night with a Midnight 5K Run/Walk.