Marion, Miss. Saturday marked the very first block party in the Town of Marion.
There was plenty of fun and games and even music at Marion United Methodist Church. Organizers say there were two purposes behind hosting the block party. One to provide a fun and inexpensive family event. The other to raise money for overseas ministries.
"And it'll grow because this is the first time we've done the event," George Pugh says. "And so we learned from this and we'll see what works and what doesn't work. And we'll move forward to next year."
The Marion Police Department and Marion Fire Department also assisted with the block party.