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Written by Jason Holtgrewe   
Monday, 01 July 2013 14:44

On July 13, 2013, Connection Church throws a party. In effort to build neighborhood community and help children in need, Connection will host a Block Party featuring free food, entertainment, and a backpack and school supply giveaway.

At 3pm the party begins with fun and food. Two inflatable bouncers, a dunk tank, bike tune-ups, and raffle prizes will provide a fun, family-friendly afternoon. Sandwiches, chips, popcorn, and freezer pops will be available for free to eat.

The Block Party, now in it’s 3rd year, continues it’s tradition of giving away backpacks and school supplies to children in need. 2011‘s Block Party saw 40 children receive backpacks and school supplies. 2012 saw that total reach 150. This year, the goal is to help around 200 children.

Jason Holtgrewe, Associate Pastor at Connection, believes the Block Party is a great way to help those in need. “Not only is this party a way to bring neighbors together for a little fun, it’s also an opportunity to be there for others,” says Jason. “There are more families in our city than we realize who need help meeting the financial demands of another school year.”

Quad City families wanting a free, family-friendly afternoon of fun--and the chance to receive a free backpack and school supplies--are encouraged to call Connection at 563-355-0919 by July 6th. Those who don’t call ahead may still attend but, most likely, won’t be able to receive a backpack and school supplies as supplies are limited.

Connection is hosting a Block Party on July 13th at 3pm. The location of the party is 4374 State Street, Bettendorf. Please call 563-355-0919

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