Grace City Church and Two Rivers Church are coming together to BLESS THE BLOCK on September 8 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. The block party will extend between the two churches on 5th Avenue between 18th and 20th Streets in Rock Island.
There will be two stages for music, dancers, and speakers. Music performances will include a wide variety of styles, including gospel, hip-hop, folk, pop rock, and spoken word poetry. In addition to the uplifting and family-friendly entertainment, there will be food vendors, a car show, and services offered to all who come.
The focus of the event will be to support education. Free backpacks and school supplies will be available to kids. There will also be free hot dogs and chips. The Rock Island Public Library will be on hand to help people get library cards. There will also be voter registration assistance and other social services. More will be added as the event approaches.