The Mingo Business Association will be sponsoring the fourth-annual community block party Friday and Saturday, which is expanding to two days this year by popular demand. It will be held in downtown Mingo.
Bob Smith, president of the Mingo Business Association, addressed the party committee at a recent meeting. The two-day event kicks off Friday at 4 p.m. with live entertainment starting at 6 p.m. with the Chrisagis Brothers followed by the Spinning Jennys, Never Wake and the US Kids closing out the entertainment.
For the children there will be a dunking tank, train rides, pony rides, food and Kahuna Balloona sponsored by WTOV9.
Saturday's events begin with a car show at 3 p.m., pony rides, dunking booth, Kahuna Balloona, the Hank Vincent Stonestreet Station at 5 p.m. followed by America the Robot with Vanilla Sounded Chocolate closing out the evening.
The event also serves as a fundraiser for the Mingo Lions Club and the Mingo Woman's Club.
The Lions will be selling shirts and lemonade.
The woman's club is sponsoring the dunking tank.
The block party has been a tradition initiated by the MBA after the village had to cancel community days because of financial problems.
Smith explained the festival not only is an event area residents look forward to but also is an opportunity for visitors to see different projects undertaken by the association, including the Joe Fortunato and Woody Hays kiosks and the Cherry Blossom Memorial Park.