Speaking as one of the founders and a former Block Party Committee member I would say that last night’s Downtown Gloucester Block Party was the best yet!
Fantastic on so many different levels, this is what it’s all about!
I saw Mark McDonough running around downtown last night like a mad man- sweating, clearing trash barrels and taking care of logistical things. This all while his restaurants are all in full swing. That is being a doer and not a talker and believe me, I’ll take 1 doer over 10 talkers any day! He took charge and pulled the people together to make it happen this year. Kudos to the restaurants and stores who contributed to help pay to sponsor it. Kudos to Valerie Marcley who did an excellent job as the event coordinator.
There was so much stuff going on we never even made it down to the West End.
The children’s activities were great, and the street performers were interesting and really entertaining.
Kudos to Lorre Anderson of The Black Swan and all the volunteers. I was not involved with the planning (just our little publicity machine here) so I don’t know everyone to thank but I’ll ask for a list from the organizers so the people who put on this outstanding community event get the deserved recognition!
EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT!