Sanford Block Party

The Sanford Block Party is an annual event that targets a Sanford neighborhood for a day of beautification that includes light carpentry, painting, and landscaping.

The event brings together elected officials, municipal staff, churches, youth organizations, the community, and neighbors for a day of fellowship that helps the greater good.

The purpose of the Sanford Block Party is to help maintain Sanford's housing stock, beautify its corridors, and enable homeowners to stay in their homes as long as possible.

Planning Committee

The Sanford Block Party planning committee meets at the beginning of each fall to plan for the upcoming event. Anyone interested in serving on the planning committee should contact Karen Kennedy for more information.

2023 Details

Help clean up and beautify portions of W. Raleigh Street, Academy Street, and Cemetery Road.

This year, the event is led by Jonesboro United Methodist Church. Volunteers will start the day with breakfast, followed by a day of landscaping, light painting, and light construction where needed.

Typical Schedule for the Day

 8:00 AM Registration and Free Breakfast
 8:45 AM Welcome and Speakers
 9:00 AM Work Begins
 12:00 PM Free Lunch and Entertainment
 3:00 PM Work Ends

Volunteer Needs

Anyone is welcome to come volunteer, whether as an individual or with a group. To volunteer, contact Bill Huggins at 919-356-5109 or via email.

Work assignments will include light carpentry, painting, mowing, raking, and other general landscaping. 

We ask that volunteers bring their own tools if they can, including rakes, shovels, painting tools, lawn mowers, weed eaters, gloves, etc.

Donations Needed

This project requires repair and landscaping tools and materials, as well as food, beverages, and entertainment for those who volunteer. Donations are encouraged and appreciated!

To donate, contact Karen Kennedy at 919-718-4657 ext. 5391 or

Past Locations

Previous clean-ups were on Charlotte Avenue, McIver Street, Maple Avenue, Hawkins Avenue, N. Steele Street, Woodland Avenue, McIntosh Street, the W.B. Wicker School area, the Temple Ballpark area, and East Sanford.