Norfolk Neighborhood Expo
“Bringing Families, Schools and Neighborhoods Together”
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center
1401 Ballentine Boulevard, Norfolk, VA
11 am – 3 pm
The 3rd Annual Norfolk Neighborhood Expo is designed to celebrate Norfolk’s families, schools and
neighborhoods and the reasons they make our city a great place to live, invest and participate.
Further, the Expo is a festive setting in which to promote the importance of building safe, healthy
and inclusive relationships: neighbor to neighbor; parent to teacher; resident to community partner,
This year’s event will be co-located at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center
and Richard Bowling Elementary School. The 92,000-square-foot Kroc Center, an education,
creative arts and recreational building, at the corners of Princess Anne Road and Ballentine
Boulevard, features a 370-seat theater, multiple classrooms and meeting rooms available for
community use that will assist with educational programs and a large gymnasium and fitness area
offering various health and wellness programs to the community. The Kroc Center also features an
aquatics area that includes a multiple story water slide, lazy river, zero-entry pool area and lap
Events for the day include:
Presentation of City Proclamation acknowledging Sunday, September 21st as
National Neighborhood Day
Entertainment and activities for people of all ages
Awards and prizes
City and Norfolk Public Schools updates
The format for the Expo is trade-show style. We will provide a table and two chairs for each
exhibitor. There is no cost for the event, but we do request that you provide giveaways (pens,
pencils, etc. at your table). Please note that we intend to use indoor and outdoor spaces, and to
the degree possible, outdoor exhibitors will be placed under tents. If you have a tent, and are
willing to bring it, please note that in the form below. Exhibitors will not be able to sell items at
As there will be a limited number of interior tables available, we will address this on a firstrequested,
first-served basis. Set-up time for the event is 9:30 am – 10:30 am Saturday,
September 20th. For ease of set-up on Saturday morning, you may also drop off items on Friday
September 19th between 5 -7 p.m.
Please complete the attached form and return by close of business, Friday, September 12th. For
your convenience, we’ve included several methods to receive your response.
We are asking each exhibitor to prepare a giveaway basket or item that we can provide as part of
our resident raffle. If you have any questions or comments regarding this request, please contact
me at your earliest convenience.
Lastly, we certainly look forward to having you as an exhibitor at what is shaping up to be an
exciting and fun learning experience for all Norfolk’s residents.
All the best,
Department of Neighborhood Development