Jason Vanderhaar, the block party secretary, was thrilled with the turnout this year. He called it “the best he’s ever seen”.
Vanderhaar says the event required a lot of work to plan and run but cleaning is the easiest part.
“Everyone wants to volunteer for the most part in the hood, whether it’s at the block party or to help clean up. It’s pretty awesome just how community driven this neighborhood is. The Whiteaker is very tight knit,” Vanderhaar said.
There were over a hundred volunteers this year that helped with running the event on Saturday and cleaning on Sunday.