Champions Coalition to host block party Sept. 21

The Pendleton County Champions Coalition for a Drug Free Pendleton County will be hosting community block parties this fall. The first community block party will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, September 21 on Fourth Street in Falmouth. The Falmouth Baptist Church parking lot will be used for activities as well.  The block party will host food, family-friendly games, a bluegrass band performing throughout the afternoon, information booths and an opportunity to participate in a national pilot study on family relationships.

The Champion’s Coalition mission is to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use, address youth violence, and target environmental contributors to these problems. As a coalition, it is understood that there are areas within the community that families do not feel safe. The reason the Coalition is hosting the community block parties is to give the opportunity for those families and individuals to take a stand. To let their neighbors and community know that these are our streets, this is our community and that we want the drugs and violence to be gone.

The Coalition hopes that everyone will take a stand by coming and joining the celebration. There will be activities for all ages and a neighborhood bonding that is needed to make a difference.