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Over 700 attend 5th annual TCHC Block Party

WADENA--More than 700 people attended the fifth annual Tri-County Health Care Block Party held Tuesday in Wadena. The family event featured food and entertainment for all ages. Inflatable bounce houses, balloons, music and great food topped the l...

Tri-County Health Care staff and interns served up a great meal for guests of the event.Submitted photo
Tri-County Health Care staff and interns served up a great meal for guests of the event.Submitted photo

WADENA-More than 700 people attended the fifth annual Tri-County Health Care Block Party held Tuesday in Wadena.

The family event featured food and entertainment for all ages. Inflatable bounce houses, balloons, music and great food topped the list of free attractions. Children and adults also enjoyed touring emergency vehicles including a Wadena fire truck, a Tri-County Health Care ambulance, Wadena City Police Car, and a Wadena County Sheriff's vehicle. The Minnesota National Guard also provided a rock climbing wall for kids of all ages to climb.

"The weather was a bit warm, but overall, the block party was a great success," said Joel Beiswenger, Tri-County Health Care President and CEO. "We are privileged to offer our community a family friendly summer event. It was awesome to see so many families enjoy a night out and this is our simple way of showing our appreciation for the honor of serving them throughout the year."

The block party also featured free bike helmets and cinch-up backpacks for the kids. More than 300 of each were given away to children. Kids also enjoyed a bike rodeo that included free bike helmet fittings and hands-on bike riding activities that taught and promoted bike safety. The bike rodeo was sponsored by Wadena County Public Health and Wadena Lions Club volunteers. Face painting and caricature sketching rounded out the event as fan favorites for both kids and adults at the event.

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Local law enforcement officials spent the afternoon interacting with kids and their parents while offering vehicle tours.
Local law enforcement officials spent the afternoon interacting with kids and their parents while offering vehicle tours.

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