The Oakdale community continues to be served and tended to through the efforts of the staff of its local Center for Human Services. Earlier this month CHS hosted its fifth annual Block Party with much success.
It’s reported that 30 vendors were in attendance at the event, 141 families registered for services and an additional 50 to 100 families who already benefit from CHS attended.
“We felt like that was a really good turnout,” Program Coordinator Tamberly Stone said. “People really enjoyed themselves.”
Mascots from Doctors Medical Center, Fun Works and John’s Incredible Pizza were on hand for photo opps, as well as face painters, Oakdale Lions Club cooking hot dogs and a variety of other activities.
Stanislaus County Health Services Agency was also in attendance and administered close to 100 flu shots to those interested.
“I felt like we had more people than last year,” Stone said.
“There’s so many resources available to help people here that aren’t housed here. The biggest benefit to the Block Party is awareness,” Stone added. “The more we are in the community the more people will understand what we have to offer.”
Center for Human Services Oakdale is at 631 W. F St., Oakdale. For additional information, visit www.centerforhumanservices.org or call 847-0420