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Block Party Saturday

The First ever Franklin Square Around the World Block Party is planned for Saturday.

“It’s been a hard year economically and the winter was so cruddy that we wanted to start a party for our neighbors,” said Jen Kilps of the First Lutheran Church of the Reformation. “Things are hard and there are not enough fun things for kids.”

The event will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking lot from Glen St. to Franklin Square.

Events will include pony rides, a bouncing castle, fire trucks, tattoo booths, food booths and crafts. Various social service agencies and groups will also be on hand.

“There is something for everyone,” Kilps added.