The music was loud, the food was hot, and the games were plentiful at a block party in Zanesville this afternoon. A local group called Youth Our Us sponsored an afternoon full of fun. A DJ was on hand keeping everyone dancing and a dunk tank had youngsters trying to soak their friends. Organizers said they just wanted to bring the community together for a good time. “We have bouncing. Kids like to jump, you know, they love jumping. This is better than the bed,” said Jerry Cowart, Youth Our Us president. Cowart said school supplies were prizes for kids winning some of the games. A group of community members formed the group, and he said everyone came up with this idea. “You know how you just sit around the round table, you talk about what could we do to give back to our community? And this is what we got. And I think we came up with a good idea,” said Cowart. Youth Our Us funded the project through a variety of community donations and some work on their part like bake sales and raffles.