2019 was the last year EHP held its annual Blockfest event on campus, inviting the entire community to join us for a free barbeque, games, live music and entertainment, dancing and information booths manned by local nonprofits, agencies, school districts, and businesses.
After cancelling 2020 Blockfest due to the pandemic, EHP revived our event in 2021, converting it to a drive-thru event. We still featured free barbeque meals, music, gifts for the entire family and informational flyers from various nonprofits and agencies. This year Blockfest kept the drive-thru format, but we wanted to make it bigger and better. We prepared weeks in advance, seeking and receiving donations from our local businesses for our raffle and giveaways, purchasing food for our barbeque, and gathering informational flyers from our partners.
We were blessed to have the Peninsula Veterans Lions Club, led by Kevin Guess and the Bay Area Global Outreach Lions Club led by Uni Buckley as volunteers for the day. They grilled hundreds of hamburgers and hotdogs and put together hot lunch bags filled with chips, cookies, drinks, and a hamburger or hotdog to go. Other volunteers included Darryl, Miss Opal and Miss Ruth and board members Gloria Wallace and Maria Mata who came a day early to sort goodies and prepare gift bags, and Jenny Bloom, Sandra Sterling, Louanne Rotticci and Amy Sorensen, who came for the event, setting up tables, greeting the families and distributing the goodies. We want to thank all of our volunteers who took time off from their busy schedules to help us out. We could not have done it without you!
We would also like to thank our local McDonald's, Starbucks, Togo's/Baskin-Robbin Ice Cream, Walker's Wild Cotton Candy and Kettle Corn, and the Drew Health Foundation for their donations. We appreciate your support!
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