The businesses of Parkside Place are teaming up to bring a special event to the community on Saturday, June 18th. The event is a block party, that brings family fun, sidewalk sales and live music to the area for the community to enjoy.

We Parkside Place folks sat down and came up with some ideas one day at Circle Cafe. June tends to be one month where theres less going on than May and July, which have long weekends. Just something for people to do in June, said Bobbi Donahue, owner of The Trading Post.

The event will have a variety of activities and sales that will appeal to everybody in the community. Donahue said as its before Fathers Day the event is something that could be fun to bring dad out to. The Trading Post plans to be linking up some stuff with Fathers Day for the block party. This event was created as a fun day for the community to get out and socialize.

Also involved in planning the event is Beth Neale owner of Rainbow Donkey Kids Clothing.We thought we would celebrate that Parkside Place is full and weve got a lot of different and unique businesses there, said Ms. Neale.

The Parkside Place Block Party has paired up with Family Dynamix for this event, who will be working on hand with a barbeque and will be collecting donations for the Purcell Wilderness Expedition for youth ages 13 to 18.

The businesses of Parkside Place encourage the public to join them Saturday, June 18th between 10 a.m and 3 p.m. for face painting, live busking performances and sidewalk sales. The Parkside Place group hopes to make this an