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Community Block Party Brings Large Crowd


This year’s Community Block Party was at capacity with 112 vendor booths set up along both sides of 1st Avenue South offering a wide variety of free items for UJ students and community members. All of the UJ students who attended the party got to see one of the biggest events of the year in Jamestown.

Joseph Harris and Laurin Holquist, UJ freshmen from Gillette, Wyo., carried bags full of free stuff as they walked through the crowd. Harris said Jamestown reminds him of his hometown.

“I like it a lot,” he said about Jamestown. “It’s a small-town community. Everybody seems close.”

Holquist said, “It reminds me a lot of my hometown,” she said. “It(Jamestown)’s a gorgeous town and the community seem really close-knit.”

Holquist said she considered going to other colleges or universities, but those schools were all much bigger than UJ.

“They were too big for my liking,” she said. “I really like Jamestown, the staff at the school is really nice.”

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Posted:September 1, 2017

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