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The event, held Thursday, Aug. 25, drew several hundred people to the park for live music, food and more.

PMG PHOTO: SHANE HOFFMANN - Thursday's Block Party, which ran from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., drew several hundred people.

Families flocked to Town Center Park in Wilsonville on Thursday, Aug. 25 for the city's annual Community Block Party. PMG PHOTO: SHANE HOFFMANN - The fountains were a common attraction as temperatures reached the high 80's on Thursday.

The event, which ran from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and attracted several hundred people, featured lawn games, live music from country-rock hybrid singer and guitarist Nate Botsford and food trucks including Koi Fusion and Chick-Fil-A. PMG PHOTO: SHANE HOFFMANN - Balloon animals was one of the event's attractions which was geared towards children.

The city hosted informational tents from different departments, while other organizations such as {obj:65241:Dolly Parton's Imagination Library } used it as an opportunity to spread information. PMG PHOTO: SHANE HOFFMANN - Families attended the block party with children of all ages.

PMG PHOTO: SHANE HOFFMANN - Giant Jenga was one of several game available for those in attendance to play.

"Compared to last year people are much more willing to come out, so (it's) a lot better turnout and I think the music really helps," said Hilly Alexander, the director of Dolly Parton Imagination Library Wilsonville.PMG PHOTO: SHANE HOFFMANN - Other field activities included badminton and cornhole.

Children could interact with therapy animals including a mini horse and a goat, and also formed lines for the balloon animal stand.PMG PHOTO: SHANE HOFFMANN - The musical entertainment, provided by Nate Botsford and friends, went on throughout the evening.


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