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No flood block party

By Carl Winder, Multimedia Journalist, carl.winder@krdo.com
Published On: Sep 22 2013 12:06:33 AM CDT
Updated On: Sep 22 2013 12:08:25 AM CDT

A block party celebrates the end of the rainy season and (hopefully) the flooding threat in Manitou Springs. Carl Winder reports.

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. -

Fountain Creek is low, the streets in Manitou Springs  are clear of debris and after all that hard work it became a time to celebrate. 

More than 1,000 people attended Manitou Springs' first block party.

"We want people to know that we are still here and we wanted to let people know what we have always been," Block Party Organizer Bianca Trenker said.

The event had everything from live music to clay sculpting, even giants sized games of Jenga.

The block party was a huge draw to bring people to Manitou.

"It's a beautiful place, no matter what happens, people keep coming back here to have a good time," Visitor Cody Slape said.

There were people today who worried.

They worried about missing a step dancing, getting notes correct in their music or dropping a pin juggling.

The last thing people worried about today was flooding.

"Come relax, let your hair down, and have some fun," Trenker said.

The Block Party is still happening tomorrow until 5 p.m.

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