Grab your family and friends and celebrate all of your hard work! Our Rock the Block Picnic gets underway Saturday, September 30 at Summit Hill Park from 4pm – 6:30pm featuring music by Ellsworth graduate Christina Kowalchyk, Ellsworth Creamery's infamous deep fried cheese curds, pulled pork sandwiches, with coleslaw and chips and a cookie from Nilssen’s, lawn games, a bounce house, face painting and fun. With special thanks to our partners, this picnic is free and open to the public.
We're partnering with St. Croix Valley Food Bank during National Hunger Action Month with a mini-food drive called School Snacks for Kids. When kids come to school without a full tummy, all the research in the world shows they will struggle with learning. Often times, educators will spend their own money to help kids with a snack. Volunteers helping with Rock the Block are encouraged to bring a "snack" type of item to donate to the drive.
What is Rock the Block?
Rock the Block is a volunteer-driven, community-based initiative designed to help a neighborhood with exterior home maintenance, lawn care and exterior home repairs. This fall, we're coming to Ellsworth, September 29- October 1, in partnership with the Village of Ellsworth, Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce and Ellsworth High School. And we need your time, talents, treasures and help identifying projects. *We will try to accommodate as many requests as we can, giving priority to those who could use a little extra help. Please complete the application above by Friday, August 11th.
Here's how you can help:
exterior repair, window, siding & door installation, garage, fence & porch repairs, painting, lawn edging, patching, seeding, tree & bush trimming, raking & brush removal, pressure washing, gutter cleaning
It takes all kinds of materials donations and extra funding to make this great, big project work. Donate today to help support our mission of empowering communities. OR email Kristie @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help with materials or funding.
Stable, affordable housing is a key determinant of health. The house and neighborhood where one grows up impacts the health and longevity of one’s life. Having a safe, decent, stable, affordable home also impacts a child’s success in school.
By lending a hand, you're sharing your love for community. You know the hopes and dreams for your neighborhood. Help make them possible by lending a hand on our Elevate Ellsworth project.