Holyoke block party aims to improve lives

The positive reaction from neighborhood residents was plentiful

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Holyoke residents turned out for a block party Saturday, with the intentions of improving lives in the Churchill neighborhood.

From Chestnut Street Park, to the H.B Lawrence elementary school, families got to enjoy a wide range of services. Everything from daycare to educational programs to recovery centers, residents learned more about the resources available to them – and had a wonderful time interacting with other members of the community.

Hazel from Holyoke told 22News, “We need to meet more than one time a year. We should do it every few weeks. This is awesome.”

The party was hosted by New Horizons Family Community Centers, which aims to support parents and caregivers by giving children and young adults opportunities to succeed.