Local Teacher Hosts Block Party for the Kids Before School Starts

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ODESSA- An Odessa woman has been hosting a back to school block party for kids in the area who are headed back to school.

It is truly a community affair. The neighbors come together down the street to grill, enjoy water slides, listen to music and enjoy one last weekend of summer before the school bell rings.

"I hope kids get the pleasure of looking forward back to school. I mean some of them probably didn’t have a vacation or anything like that, so it gives them like a little vacation to have fun."

It’s not just the kids going back to school, Ethel McDaniel, the organizer of the block party has been working at Ector Middle School for a number of years.

She plans to keep the tradition going every year expecting more people than last year. They saw a few hundred come out to enjoy the party.