FSRI's Community Block Parties; A Success

PCI held its sixth annual South Providence Community Block Parties on July 18th and August 1st at Harriet and Sayles Park. The events featured free food and music, and over 25 vendors offering community resource information, games and activities and other family friendly fun! Volunteers (over 15 from FSRI!) aided in keeping the event organized and fun for everyone. Over 400 people attended the first event and we are still counting attendees to the second. Amongst the vendors, children pressed their painted hands onto a canvas for PeaceLove, people signed up for appointments through the Disability Law Center, and everyone enjoyed the food including hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken and ice cream. Music performances were interactive for attendees through the incorporation of dance, hula hoops, and bucket drumming. The events also drew out some familiar faces. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza stopped by on August 1st, as well as Margaret who spoke briefly to attendees. Both occasions were visited by favorite mascots, including PAW Patrol, Mickey Mouse and Paws from the Pawtucket Red Sox.