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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Sanford Block Party | Sept 12, 2020

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This year’s Sanford Block Party will focus on N. First Street, N. Second Street, N. Third Street, and N. Fourth Street as well as Midland Avenue and North Avenue.

Led by host churches East Sanford Baptist Church and Jonesboro UMC, the block party brings together elected officials, municipal staff, civic groups, and other volunteers to spend the day sprucing up the neighborhood, including landscaping, light painting, and light construction where needed.

This is the 10th annual Sanford Block Party. Previous clean-ups were on Charlotte Avenue, McIver Street, Maple Avenue, Hawkins Avenue, Steele Street, Woodland Avenue, McIntosh Street, the W.B. Wicker School area, and the Temple Ballpark area.

Schedule of Events


8:00 a.m. - Registration and free breakfast
8:45 a.m. - Welcome from the Mayor
9:00 a.m. - Works begins
1:00 p.m. - Lunch and entertainment (free)
3:00 p.m. - Work ends

Who Can Help


Anyone is welcome to come volunteer, whether as an individual or with a group. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own tools, including rakes, shovels, painting tools, lawn mowers, weed eaters, gloves, etc. There will be need for both skilled (carpentry, light repair) and unskilled (lawn care, painting) help.

Donations Needed


While the City of Sanford does provide some supplies, the bulk of this event relies on donations from the community and local businesses. This project requires repair and landscaping tools and materials, as well as food, beverages, and entertainment for those who volunteer. 

More Information


For general questions, more information, or to donate, contact Karen Kennedy at 919-718-4657 ext. 5391 or karen.kennedy@sanfordnc.net. To share information about the Sanford Block Party using Facebook, join our Facebook event and invite your friends.

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