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Series of Events Planned for South Avenue Corridor in Youngstown - WKBN

If you live in Youngstown and are looking for some summer fun, you won't have to go too far because a new event series is popping up in the South Avenue Corridor.

The ICU Block Watch, Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) and Youngstown Police Department are looking to fill the south side with what they call the "Southside Summer Experience." For the next eight weeks, in eight different neighborhoods, families will be able to enjoy some free entertainment. Monday night kicked off the first week of the Southside Summer Experience, and kids were able to battle in a game truck, burn off some energy in a bouncy house, eat popsicles and dance to music. "My favorite part is the dancing and the bounce house," said Janese Agee-Wingo. Entire families went to Conroy's Party Shop to check out the fun. "My grandma, my cousins, my sisters, sometimes my mom comes with us," said Antonashia White.

"They should be able to come outside their door, maybe walk to the corner and be able to do something fun and fellowship together as a family," said ICU Block Watch director Victoria Allen. These weekly pop-up block parties are all part of an initiative to bring families together in a safe environment in the south side neighborhoods of Youngstown. To read the full story from WKBN, click here.