June 25, 2022

Greenfield to kick off summer with community meal Friday night

The Summer Kick-Off Block Party is a new event held by Greenfield Chamber/Main Street to celebrate the start of the summer season. The event, 5 p.m. Friday, May 20 on the Public Square, will include a free will donation community supper. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward summer events like the City Park Market and the Fourth of July event.

Guests can enjoy pulled pork by The Corner, a hamburger by The Olive Branch or a hotdog by Tiger Drive In. To complete the meal, you’ll receive a bag of chips and a bottle of water from Fareway and a cookie from Subway. This meal is similar to what Chamber/Main Street did for the homecoming supper the past two years when COVID restrictions prevented them from holding the traditional Pancake Supper.

“We really look forward to bringing back the Pancake Supper at Homecoming but we also enjoyed providing a community meal that featured our local member restaurants – so we are doing both this year,” said Stacie Eshelman, Executive Director of Greenfield Chamber/Main Street.

The Block Party will include music and games on the square. The entertainment will feature games with plenty of opportunity for crowd participation and prizes for the volunteer contestants.

Additionally, you can enjoy the Lions Club’s famous, fresh squeezed lemonade and the bounce house.

The meal and activities start at 5 p.m. Chamber/Main Street plans to serve until 7 p.m. unless supplies run out early. Just like Homecoming the past couple of years, there will be a drive-up option if you prefer to support the cause but not join the crowd on the Square.

Some seating will be provided but you are encouraged to bring a lawn chair if sticking around for the entertainment.

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson has served as News Editor of the Adair County Free Press and Fontanelle Observer since Oct. 2017. He and his wife Kilee live in Greenfield. In Greenfield and the greater Adair County area, he values the opportunity to tell peoples' stories, enjoys playing guitar, following all levels of sports, and being a part of his local church.