Turnout large for block party

The Julia-Ann Square Historic District is a close-knit neighborhood in Parkersburg. Residents socialize with their neighbors and work together on community projects.

The roughly 12-block neighborhood near downtown held the first of four yearly block parties last Saturday evening on West 12th Street. Hamburgers and chicken were grilled in the courtyard of the Old Carriage House Bed and Breakfast, which is up for sale by innkeepers Robert and Karen Francis. Residents brought chairs to sit in the blocked-off street near a fire pit and a long table filled with desserts and covered dishes brought to the party. Carter Rice played the cello on a nearby porch.

Jeremy Bungard, historical district social events coordinator, estimated 75 people attended the spring block party, one of the largest turnouts in years. It was open to district homeowners and renters, Bungard said.

Read more coverage of the event at the Parkersburg News and Sentinel…

Category : In The News Posted on May 1, 2010

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