Redvers ‘Rock’n the Block’ party this Saturday
September 7, 2021, 11:20 am
The town of Redvers is getting ready to have the ultimate block party this Saturday, September 11 with its Rock’n the Block event that will feature free events all afternoon followed by a free cabaret with the band Men Without Shame in the evening.
Hosted by the town of Redvers, with help from volunteers, local businesses and sponsors, the day will start around 2 pm. Afternoon events include kids entertainment, face painting, a petting zoo, a show and shine car show, and antique tractor show, an obstacle course, beer gardens, and sidewalk sales and events hosted by local businesses along Redvers’ main street.
Kids entertainer Danny Kazam will be putting on a show from 3-4 pm. There will also be a hole in one golf tournament that day starting at 9 am.
The day will wrap up with a meal on main street at 6 pm followed by a cabaret with the band Men Without Shame starting at 9 am.
Other than the meal, all of the events are free, including the cabaret.
Redvers town councillor and librarian Michelle Jensen, who is helping to organize the event, along with the town’s rec director Alicia Stewart, and mayor Brad Bulbuck, says the idea came up at a council meeting as a way to bring everyone back together after Covid restrictions and to thank everyone for their staying positive through the pandemic. She says it’s also a way to help support businesses along the town’s main street.
“We just wanted to remind our residents what community feels like,” she says. “We’ve had a year or two of people being stuck at home and we just really wanted to reaffirm what small town life is like and what a community can feel like again.
“It’s just sort of as a thank-you to everybody for trying to stay positive through the pandemic and supporting their local businesses. And we wanted to support our chamber by giving them something to work with, a community event where they can run sales or specials or do whatever with.”
Many of the businesses in Redvers are pitching in with their own events that day along main street inside and outside their businesses.
Jensen adds it was important to the town to provide everything for free.
“We didn’t want to charge, we wanted to make it accessible to everyone. Everybody can come out and have a good time, we don’t want to be worrying about ticket costs,” she says.
She says feedback on the event has been good and they are hoping people from other communities come join in the fun.
“It’s been super positive. Everybody is really excited about it. It sounds like lot of the community is going to come out,” she says.
“The more the merrier. Everybody knows everybody. There are working relationships and friendships from town to town. In the southeast corner everybody knows everybody. So we really hope we can draw in a crowd as well as have lots of support from our home town too.”
She says it feels good to be planning something like this.
“It’s so exciting. Working at the library, that’s my favorite part of the job is planning programs and getting people together to learn new things, try new things, come together. So this is on a way bigger scale. Going town-wide and doing something this big, that really excites me.
“A thank you to anyone who has volunteered their time, supplies. Things like this take many hands to lighten the load so we really do appreciate everybody who has come out and helped in any way, shape or form. We’d had lots of people calling us and offering their help and that’s been really encouraging.”