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Local Voices: Resident-organized block party returns to Madison Street – photos

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Submitted by Tom and Terri Stallinga

We want to share with the residents of Lansing our experiences at our recent Block Party on Saturday, September 9, to encourage readers that this is a great way to get to know your neighbors!

Many thanks to Mark & Ginger Escoe (pictured below) for spearheading the festivities. However, it was the ultimate block party; we have so many generous people that contributed in so many different ways, that it all came together so well!

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The street was blocked off (courtesy of the Lansing Public Works Dept.) from noon until 6 p.m.; the tables and chairs were set up, and the neighborhood arrived – with food and drinks and food and games and food…

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and grills…

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and popcorn…

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and snow cones…

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and cupcakes…

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and an inflatable jump house (courtesy of JUMP-N-AIR).

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Then we had dancing in the street, thanks to the music from DJ POINT BLANK…

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and pinatas, which the kids thoroughly enjoyed!

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From the seniors to the teens, everyone was having a great time!

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Near the end of the party, the Lansing Fire Department, along with the paramedics and a police officer came out to meet the neighbors. Thank you to Lansing’s first responders!

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It takes a little time to get to know your neighbors, but with some team effort, it can be done!

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Thanks to all of our neighbors on the 3600 block of Madison Street! 

Tom & Terri Stallinga


For more information on how to host a block party on your block, visit the Village of Lansing’s website.

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