DERRY — MacGregor Park was filled to the brim with families and plenty of community spirit last Saturday.
Lifeway Church joined with other local congregations to host the eighth annual community block party event, inviting the community to the park for a free day of games, food, music and special activities.
Part of the day included giving away hundreds of backpacks with school supplies to children.
Clothing and other personal care items were also donated to people in need.
This was the first year Lifeway joined with other local churches to host the block party, a way to bring people together and share messages of hope and faith, said Lifeway pastor Juan Saa.
Lifeway meets weekly at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School in Derry.