Clearwater, Florida


The Church of Scientology Announces Fall Block Party for the Community and non-profits

Several thousand Tampa Bay residents attended the July Anniversary Block Party on Cleveland Street and Fort Harrison Avenue in downtown Clearwater.

On November 5th 2016, the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization and six downtown Clearwater humanitarian centers supported by the Church are sponsoring a fall Downtown Block Party. The event will take place on the corner of Cleveland and South Fort Harrison Avenue from 6-10pm. The party is free to the community.

This Block Party follows the success of one held over the summer, commemorating the first anniversary of the opening of the Church’s humanitarian centers. The party brought together some 3,000 guests who enjoyed live music, activities and food from downtown restaurants and vendors as well as raffles for gift certificates donated by downtown merchants and a $500 VISA gift. Included in these celebrations are some non-profits that have partnered with the centers since their opening in July 2015.

In addition to the fun on November 5th, guests will be able to find out about the humanitarian initiatives supported by Scientologists the world over. These include: drug prevention, immorality, reinforcing human rights and championing mental health rights.

Since their opening, these centers have welcomed some 60,000 visitors and have partnered with over 400 like-minded individuals and organizations that work to improve Tampa Bay.

“The last Downtown Block party gave everyone a sense of belonging and inclusiveness, and this is something we see as important to creating a real sense of community,” said Dylan Pires, Community Affairs Director for the Church of Scientology.

For more information on how to participate please contact Amber Skjelset, Manager of the Scientology Information Center, at 727-467-6966 or e-mail her at

About the Church of Scientology:

The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 nations. Scientologists are optimistic about life and believe there is hope for a saner world and better civilization, and actively do all they can to help achieve this. Based on L. Ron Hubbard’s words, “A community that pulls together can make a better society for all.” The Church of Scientology regularly engages in many humanitarian programs and community events.