University Neighborhood Organization (UNO)


2nd Annual "Halloween 
Fire Prevention Festival"

Portland, ME - The Second Annual “Halloween Fire Prevention Festival” is Saturday, October 27 from 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Longfellow Park, with American Red Cross “Halloween Blood Drive” from 11:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Portland Community Squash, 66 Noyes Street co-hosted by the University Neighborhood Organization, Portland Fire Fighters Local 740, Portland Fire Department, Phi Mu Delta Fraternity & Kappa Delta Phi NAS Sorority at USM. 

Keith Gautreau, Chief, Portland Fire Dept.,  says, “This is a great event held in one of our densely populated neighborhoods that allows us to educate the public on fire safety and prevention.  I see this as an opportunity for collaboration with other agencies to interact with the community and focus on public safety and risk reduction.”

 All are welcome to attend, Featuring..Music, Mascots: Sparky! Oakie! Red Claw! Champ! & Buddy the Blood Drop! 12:30 p.m. Kids Halloween Costume Parade, Portland Fire Dept., PPL Bookmobile, Arts & Crafts, Fire Trucks, Games, Face Painting, USM Chemistry Club Slime, AAA Northern New England, Portland Police Dept., Pie Eating Contest, UNE Dental Hygiene Brush & Floss, City of Portland Divisions Health & Housing, MMC Burn Center, Halloween Blood Drive, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Dambrie Garon Real Estate Keller Williams, AAA Fire Extinguisher Company, Artist & Craftsman Supply, WeavingLoom, Portland Community Squash, American Red Cross, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Cotton Candy & lots more! Free raffle drawings, Free T-Shirts for first 15 dressed in costumes and lots more! 

Hamburger & Hotdogs courtesy of Portland Professional Firefighters Local 740, Pizza by Domino’s Pizza, hand made soda by Capt’n Eli Soda Company and delicious chocolate milk by Oakhurst Dairy. Bring your Kids, Friends, & Neighbors! Fun for Everyone! Join us! 

Lauren Porter, Treasurer and Philanthropy chair of Kappa Delta Phi NAS, adds, "Kappa Delta Phi National Affiliated Sorority is beyond excited to be partnering with great organizations to put on the annual Halloween Fire Prevention Festival. We are built on philanthropic values and are committed to community engagement, completing thousands of hours as a chapter each year. We can't wait for this event!”

Cooper-John Trapp, a brother with Phi Mu Delta, says, "Service is one of the three Pillars that form the foundation of our Fraternity. Helping with the Festival is a great opportunity to connect University students to the local community and provide an important public safety message."

Sponsored by Domino’s Pizza, Capt’n Eli Soda Company, State of Mind Design, Headlight Audio Visual. 

For more information, questions, donations, please email  


Portland Community Squash

The University Neighborhood Organization (UNO) is located in the heart of Portland's rich academic area commonly referred to as the “Education District". The "Education District" is home to four Universities, The University of New England, University of Southern Maine, University of Maine Law School, Maine Medical Center's Tufts University School of Medicine, Muskie School of Public Service, and several private and public schools including Levey Day School near USM and Deering High School, Lincoln Middle School, Longfellow Elementary School, The Children's Center, Catherine McAuley High School all located on Steven’s Avenue down the road from the University of New England.

The University Neighborhood Organization was founded in 2006 to bridge the Universities together with the surrounding neighborhoods to preserve and further our neighborhood quality of life and offer forums to enrich our quest for life long learning opportunities.

The University Neighborhood Organization works closely with the University of Southern Maine (USM), University of Maine Law School, University of New England (UNE) and residents.

UNO Neighborhood Boundaries:

North: Stevens Avenue
East: Forest Avenue
South: Bedford Street
West: Brighton Avenue


Major Activities:

"Education District" Wayfinding Signage Initiative
Neighborhood Video Project: Neighbors, Schools, Past & Present.
Friends of Longfellow Park Beautification Project
Street & Sidewalk Improvements

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