Eau Claire (WQOW) — After years of planning, the Pinehurst Neighborhood Association Committee put on its first neighborhood block party at the Pinehurst Park shelter.
Residents of the neighborhood were welcome to stop by and enjoy food, books from the Eau Claire Public Library, balloon animals or to simply socialize with each other.
A member of the committee, Connie Schroedel, said that the block party is a fun way to get to know her fellow neighbors, while also recruiting potential members to the community’s new and growing group.
“Residents getting together for the common good of an area of which you live to make it safer, friendlier, more secure and to support one another,” Schroedel said.
There were also representatives from the Eau Claire city council, the city parks services and the police department, all with hopes of getting to know the area’s residents.
Schroedel added that the association hopes to spark interest in those attending to become involved in planning future neighborhood events, like a thrift sale or community gatherings in the winter.
Organizers said that together, they can spread fun events like this block party to other areas in the city to better the overall community.