It was a party in Lynn Haven Saturday at the the annual block party. It was a day full of fun for the entire family, as many came to celebrate, in the street. The first block party was about three years ago but when the tradition didn't continue, residents and city officials fought to bring it back.
Libby Tunnell, Chairman for the Lynn Haven Historical Society said, "we were in charge of the centennial three years ago and we had a really wonderful turnout so everybody had been after us to have another so we got together with the city and here we are."
And though Saturday's block party was no centennial, the sun was out, the music was good, it was a great time for everyone.
10 year old Savannah Blaich said, "today, they have a block party with a bunch of games and fun activities for kids to do and get your face painted." Bounce houses, food vendors, and live music, Savannah Blaich says getting her face painted was her favorite part. "The lady showed me a design with a heart and I wanted that and she added some designs on it", said Blaich.
The City of Lynn Haven and the Historical Society hosted the event together. But for the Historical Society, it was for a bigger cause. "We are trying to save the library, so we got together with the city and we are hoping to save it, they want to tear it down", said Tunnell.
And hope to make the block party an annual event, officially. "It's really cool because you see a bunch of people you know and say hello, and spend time with them", said Blaich.
Saturday's event only left residents looking forward to the next year's event.