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    Volunteer and master of balloons Jimmy Gilbert creates a strange creature for a visitor at the Block Party. (Photos by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Volunteer Hailley Koumayan uses her artistic talents to transform youngsters into living canvases. Jayce Daigle, 4, was more than happy to have his face painted. (Photos by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Finley Edmond, 2, finds as many garlands as she can to decorate herself. An outside photo booth was created for such moments. (Photos by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Everette and Madeline Graham dig in the murky water in the hopes of finding some gold. (Photos by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Police and firefighters from Garrison Petawawa brought out their vehicles to let visitors have a look inside. Ethan Goulet has a blast in the police car. (Photos by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    For fun, Peyton and Cali Butler dress up as soldiers. Countless free range activities for the youngest of youngsters were spread out across the yard. (Photos by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Leonardo Boutin, 17-months, had to be talked into crawling through the tunnel the first time. Afterwards, he couldn’t stop. (Photos by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)



3rd annual PMFRC Block Party biggest yet

By Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Thursday October 11, 2018

The 3rd Annual Summer Block Party was the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre’s (PMFRC) biggest event of the year, with 545 people registering and many, many more just dropping in. The free event was held at the South Side Community Centre and showcased some of the organization’s fun activities and programs as well a childcare fair to help newcomers get the help they need. Though many of the Aug. 11 activities had children in mind, this year organizers created an adult only section with a mocktail bar, crafts and a Tarot card reader. CANEX also provided a BBQ lunch for attendees while they enjoyed themselves.