Faith Baptist planning block party

Published 9:29 am Monday, July 20, 2015

PROCTORVILLE — An old-fashioned block party will take over part of downtown Proctorville with activities ranging from a cruise-in to inflatables to gospel concerts.

Host of the event is Faith Baptist Church that will block off part of Elizabeth Street, near its location at the former Hall Funeral Home in Proctorville for the event.

“We believe the church should be a great part of the community,” pastor Charles McCormick said. “We want to serve the community and bring the community together. If we do, it becomes a safer place to live and raise kids.”

The party starts at noon on Saturday and runs until 8 p.m.

There will be a cruise-in for cars and motorcycles, the Good News llamas, and gospel music starting at 2 p.m. with Chadwick Creek Boys, Common Cause and Teresa Jeffries with the Dove Band from Nashville closing at 6 p.m.

There will be pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, baked beans and chips.

“If it goes well and is received well, it could be an annual event,” McCormick said.