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A 'Rock The Block' party was probably not something you would expect of a Catholic school, but everyone had fun

DAVID F. ASHTON - In a photo booth at the Holy Family School party, we found revelers Gary and Karen Genzer, with Rick and Melinda Williams. Although not much celebrating has been going on these days, due to COVID-19 and its variants, a party did take place on Friday evening, November 19, in Eastmoreland – at the Holy Family Catholic School (HFCS) gymnasium, and under an outdoor tent.

"The idea for this – we called it 'Rock the Block' – was to have an event that was fun, and would bring everyone back together," HFCS Middle School Aide and Marketing Coordinator Stephanie Galati told THE BEE.

DAVID F. ASHTON - Three of the partys organizers - from left, Robyn Perrin, Ashley Heichelbech, and Stephanie Galati - paused for a photo. "One person on our volunteer committee, Ashley Heichelbech, had the idea of making it a '90s' theme; so Christine Pechette, Amanda Buono, and myself decided to call it 'Rock the Block' – because it was to be a party for the neighborhood, as well as the school.

"We wanted it to take the place of our Oktoberfest and the Gala, and all of the other events we've missed this year," explained Galati. "We wanted to have it in a 'laid back format', to allow people to just have fun,"

To avoid the problem of serving food and dining indoors, the organizers brought in 808 Grinds to provide Hawaiian food, as well as Tamale Boy, both serving in in their parking lot.

"I think it was a huge success!" exclaimed Galati. "Overall I believe it went well."


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