Families enjoy the Downtown Edgerton summer kickoff block party

Kara Banks City News

The Edgerton downtown summer kickoff block party was a success this year.  Dozens of families came out on a beautiful, clear evening to enjoy the festive atmosphere before sitting down to watch the first outdoor movie of the summer, Incredibles 2.

Residents enjoyed getting their pictures taken in the New City Church’s photo booth and crunching on snow cones afterward. Children tried their hardest to catch the plastic fish in the Cops N’ Bobbers fishing derby booth. The Sheridan’s Frozen Custard booth almost always had a line for free frozen custard. And almost every kid, including those kids-at-heart like Mayor Donald Roberts, had their face painted and hair temporarily colored.

“The summer kick-off block party is always a fun event, as folks get out and meet their neighbors here in the heart of our city,” said Roberts. “The downtown Greenspace is a great place for everyone to connect.”

The City would like to thank our vendors and partners, including the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Johnson County Fire District No. 1, Sheridan’s Frozen Custard, New City Church, Pattie’s Salon, Face Painting by Terri, Play-Well TEKnologies Lego Camp, DJ Phil Davis, Cops N’ Bobbers, and Creative Carnivals Inflatables.

“We had a great turnout at this year’s summer kick-off block party,” said Maddie Becker, the Parks and Recreation Coordinator. “We loved seeing all the families and kids come together to celebrate the beginning of summer.”

The City is hosting more great events all summer long.  Children can sign up for game days at city hall, the Play-Well TEKnologies Lego Camp, Mad Science camp, sign language class, open gym, and art and cooking classes. For adults, the city is offering a self-awareness class, ladies night to build your own wine caddy and a bus tour of Logistics Park Kansas City.  Sign up at www.edgerton.recdesk.com.