Mitchel Corners hosts third annual block party

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:46

Warwick - On Saturday, June 11, Mitchel Corners shopping plaza at 25 Elm St. in the Village of Warwick held its third annual block party spearheaded by Greater Hudson Bank. After last year’s successful event, coordinator Susan Ronga, the bank’s Warwick branch manager, promised that this year’s block party would be even bigger and better. And it was. Although rain earlier Saturday morning had threatened the event, the weather improved just in time and the crowds turned out to enjoy refreshments, prizes, music and fun. Musical entertainment was provided by WHUD Radio DJ Mike Bennett and broadcast live throughout the day. And there were also plenty of activities for the kids. Too Sweet Consignment owner Stephanie Gove even entertained the children in an “Elmo” costume. Vendors participated free of charge and all proceeds from the event were donated individually by each participant to a favorite charity. Participating merchants, non-profit organizations and prize donors included Barefoot Studio Photography, Eddie’s Roadhouse, Franico’s Pizzeria, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Holiday Inn Express of Chester, Jean Claude’s Fine Cakes, Lai Shun Chinese Restaurant, Lycian Centre, Michael Spadafina Pet Photographer, Paper Shred, Picture Perfect Plus, Price Chopper, Rogowski Farm, Track 7 Postal Center, Radio Shack, Warwick Girl Scouts, Warwick Optical, the Warwick Valley Humane Society and Well-Life Foundations. “Our third annual block party was another huge success,” said Ronga, “Once again we received lots of support from the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce and we want to thank everyone who participated and supported this event. And, yes, next year will also be bigger and better.”