Fun, Food and Music
On Saturday, August 3, folks in Williamson will have one last chance to get together before the kids head back to school. Williamson Health and Wellness and Healthy in the Hills will be hosting the 5th Annual Block Party at the farmer’s market in downtown Williamson, and everyone in the area is invited.
“The whole thing got started as a way to give back to the community,” says Nate Siggers, the coordinator of the block party. He describes it as a great way to get people together for “fun, food, and music.” The event will definitely have plenty of fun: there will be bouncy houses, face painting, and a dance contest.
Bringing the Community Together
The event is about more than just fun. To the organizers, it’s an important way to bring people in the community together. Amy Hannah, who assists Nate in organizing this event, describes the event as “an end of summer event where folks come together to...enjoy being a part of the community.” Nate agrees. “I feel it’s important to share good times, laughter, and fun with your community,” he says. “A lot of times we get wrapped up in politics or differences, but how can we make a change if we don’t start relationships somewhere?”
There will be plenty of local vendors at the event, and organizations like the Mingo County STOP Coalition will be passing out information. The STOP Coalition is an organization devoted to promoting a life free from substance abuse. There will also be free haircuts for kids at the event. “We want everyone to have a chance to look fresh to start a fresh year of learning,” Nate says.
Anyone is Welcome
Nate makes it clear that anyone is welcome to join in on the fun. “We want anyone that lives, visits, or identifies with the Tug Valley area to feel welcomed.”