United Way, church teaming for block party


Jackson County United Way and First United Methodist Church are partnering for the first neighborhood block party of the season from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the church, 201 E. Third St., Seymour.

The event will be a fun evening with free food, games, activities and prizes.

Rachel Nay, youth and young adult minister at the church, said she heard about the opportunity to host a block party through Leadership Jackson County.

“We want to host a block party for all the reasons United Way started doing the block parties,” she said. “We want to get to know our neighbors and help build a sense of community. We want our neighbors to know we care about them. We want church to be a place where everyone in the community knows they are invited and welcome any time.”

A neighborhood block party is the opportunity for neighbors to get together, meet each other, have fun and work together on a common activity.

Jackson County United Way is asking for more neighbors to host parties this summer or early fall and provides a neighborhood block party kit to help plan the event and door hangers to invite neighbors and will come to set up a #JacksonCountyRocks painting activity and share more about this community connectedness work.

If you have questions or would like to host a neighborhood block party, contact Tonja Couch, executive director of Jackson County United Way, at [email protected] or 812-522-5450.

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