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‘Block Party’ fun for all ages

Kay Porter serves hotdogs during the annual Coal Grove Memorial United Methodist Church Block Party Saturday.

Kay Porter serves hotdogs during the annual Coal Grove Memorial United Methodist Church Block Party Saturday.

COAL GROVE — Coal Grove Memorial United Methodist Church’s 10th annual “Block Party” on Saturday was a chance for male, female, young and old to experience a little bit of everything.

Pastor Brad Jenkins said the event has grown every year and even with the threat of rain he was pleased with this year’s turnout.

“It’s going really good,” Jenkins said after announcing the pairing for the corn hole tournament. “I think the weather kept some people away but they are starting to show up now and have been coming in spurts.”

The free community outreach event took place on the front lawn of the church and free hot dogs and beans and cornbread were served. Earlier on Saturday was a cake and pie contest where prizes were awarded for first, second and third-place winners as well as a prize for best presentation.

Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital sponsored a health fair to screen for blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and hemoglobin.