O’Neil’s party goes on

An event founded by Angie Miller and the late Steve O’Neil more than 20 years ago will continue on Saturday with the annual Jefferson Street Block Party.

The party, hosted by the Endion neighborhood, will take place from 2-5 p.m. in the 1600 block of Jefferson Street, we’re told by the Loaves & Fishes Community, which has its home on that street. The Loaves & Fishes Community will have an open house throughout the party hours.

Miller and husband O’Neil, the community activist and county commissioner who died of cancer on July 16, also founded Loaves & Fishes, in 1989.

The block party will feature music from the Crunchy Bunch, Black River Revue, Thrice Begone, Terrance Smith and the Corey-Flateau Boys. Family-friendly, sober activities will include tie-dying (bring your own T-shirts), a neighborhood bakeoff, a pet parade, face painting and a maypole dance. We think they mean sober in the sense of non-alcoholic, not in the sense of serious.

Food will be served throughout, but neighbors are reminded that it is a potluck.

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