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The Salvation Army in Zanesville kicked off their second annual Block Party Thursday afternoon.
Despite scattered rain showers throughout the day, the even still saw over five hundred people by 3 p.m.. Volunteer Coordinator, Joyce Krouskoupf says the puddles didn't seem to scare people away.
" We've had a lot of people hiding under the tents from the rain, to get away from the rain." she said. "But we just pray that maybe throughout all this even if one soul is saved that will be great. "
Although the event offered face painting, a dunk tank, and food, the event held an underlying meaning.
"This is about the 12 tribes of Israel, and so everything is evolved around that." said Krouskoupf. "I think everyone is getting the message that it's not just all about fun, it's about Jesus, and you can still have fun with Jesus."
One participant, Ryan Schilling, said he had a great time at the event.
"The dunk tank is pretty fun." he said. "I ate food which was pretty good, and listened to some music."
The event was free to the public and offered fun and games for the entire family. The party was put on by the United Methodist Church Youth Group.