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Nashua celebrates community spirit at city block parties
People from different walks of life and different parts of the city participated in the first Nashua Block Party, promising to be good neighbors while enjoying free food and entertainment.
As the economy continues to hurt many city residents, LeMere said it is so unusual - and refreshing - to have a free gathering for families to socialize and have some safe and healthy fun.
Ash Street closed
On Ash Street, the road was closed to motorists so that families could participate in the party, which included Mexican food, live entertainment from the band The Label, coloring activities and carnival games for the children.
Welcoming New Hampshire, a group that aims to educate the public about an immigrant community striving to be accepted, also attended the festivities.
"I've only heard legends and stories about Nashua's old block parties, and there seems to be a lot of nostalgia surrounding the gatherings," Malloy said. He is optimistic that the new block parties will become the fabric of local neighborhoods and what people will be talking about for years to come.
In addition to the Ash Street block party downtown, the parties were held at Atherton Park, Kirkpatrick's Park and Nashua High School North.
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