Step Up to host block party
Saturday event open to neighborhood
Food, music, games and resources for parents and families will be available this weekend at the Step Up neighborhood resource block party.
The free event will take place 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday at Doree Street and Oak Avenue in the neighborhood just east of the Porterville Golf Course.
“It’s a benefit to folks, is inclusive of the Neighborhood Watch and other programs, and is a resource to get our message out on the parents on a mission program,” said Felipe Martinez the chairman of the Step Up program who pointed out that this was the fourth event in their mini-step up events. According to Martinez, Parents on a Mission is a six-week parenting class program that meets once a week for two hours.
Along with entertainment for the family, it will feature informational booths including; employment opportunities with the Employment Development Department in which visitors can learn the job application process. Attendees will be able to make medical appointments with Family Healthcare Network.
Activities for the family include a cake walk, basketball hoops, a bounce house and more. Representatives from The Boys and Girls Club, various area church groups and schools will also be available.
In addition, Supervisor Mike Ennis and Council member Brian Ward will be two of the speakers at the event.