We had our first community-wide block party on September 21st, to celebrate the end of the summer/beginning of the fall.
Volunteers from the community organized the party. Different people volunteered to buy food, decorations, prizes, organize the activities, get the sound system, etc. A flyer was distributed around the community and people spread the word of the event. 100+ people confirmed their assistance with more than 30 children. 
The event was a potluck, all people brought all sorts of delictious food, and we also provided hotdogs. There were lots of games for the children, including a piñata, and of course music to dance. A member of the community volunteered to make animal balloons for the little ones, and everybody had a fantastic time.
Neighbours also got to know each other. For example, two dads who didn’t know each other before, realized not only that they are neighbours, but also that their children play soccer in the same team! 
All residents inquired whether this would become an annual event. We certainly hope so!

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