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'Neighborhood and Bar Walk' set for April 27

April 25, 2012

EAU CLAIRE — University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students, residents of the Third Ward and Randall Park neighborhoods, Eau Claire city officials and concerned community members will take the "Neighborhood and Bar Walk," an annual initiative sponsored by the city of Eau Claire Police Department, the Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention and UW-Eau Claire's Center for Alcohol Studies and Education.

The event, scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. April 27, is an opportunity for advocates of safety and alcohol abuse prevention to observe behaviors of students and the public in Water Street bars and surrounding neighborhoods. Past walks have identified lighting, transportation and pedestrian issues.

The public is invited to participate; organizers are encouraging students, educators, health care professionals and campus neighbors to become involved.

Those participating should meet at 10 p.m. April 27 in the lobby of the Haas Fine Arts Center on Water Street. The evening will begin with a briefing of crime reports by the Eau Claire Police Department and a summary of current prevention efforts. Participants then will visit select homes of permanent residents and students, observe activity in campus neighborhoods and bars on Water Street and ride on the Right Way Shuttle.

Participants will reconvene at 1:30 a.m. April 28 in the lobby of the Haas Fine Arts Center for a post-walk discussion and pizza donated by Toppers Pizza.

To RSVP or for more information, contact Jennifer Lee at or 715-836-5111.

Parking for participants will be available in the university's Water Street lot.



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