Street Party of Hope endures rainy night
The annual Street Party of Hope in downtown Buffalo was held on Thursday, September 15, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. People of all ages attended to enjoy the festivities and get together as a community. This year, the Street Party of Hope celebrated its 15th year and did not disappoint. The Street Party of Hope partnered with Buffalo Strong for the event.
This year’s celebration supported the Allina Foundation Cancer Care Fund, as well as donating to support social and emotional learning in the community. Donations received went to the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District, Central Minnesota Mental Health Center, and the Wright County United Way. Money raised at the Street Party of Hope also went towards continuing to connect a caring community in Buffalo.
There was much fun to be had at the event, including live music by the Star Chiefs, a variety of vendors, food trucks and beer, games, giveaways, health and wellness presentations, a photobooth, clowns, and more. Downtown Buffalo was illuminated in all different colors to show support for fighting cancer, health issues, and other causes.
There were many opportunities to support and honor a loved one who has experienced health or wellness challenges of any kind. Those wanting to honor a loved one could recognize them with a $50 donation. A list of those honored are on the Street Party of Hope website: https://www.streetpartyofhope.org/honor-or-support-a-loved-one/.
Despite the rainy weather, the event was well-attended and well-enjoyed by many people in Buffalo, and beyond. Many volunteers were able to make this event possible and successful.