From left, Moya Shea, Karen McKee and Judy Skillings met over cold drinks and YSopoly on Saturday at a West Limestone Street block party, one of 11 gatherings sponsored by the Human Relations Commission that occurred in the streets of Yellow Springs over the weekend. While the official events are over, neighbors still have many weeks of good weather left to gather their own street party. Organizers are asked to contact police about closing a road for an event. See more photos below. (Photos by Anisa Kline)

From left, Moya Shea, Karen McKee and Judy Skillings met over cold drinks and YSopoly at last year's block party on West Limestone Street. block party, Preparations for this year's parties are beginning. (Photos by Anisa Kline)

Annual block parties announced

Ten block parties are scheduled throughout the village in August. The Human Relations Commission is still looking for volunteers to throw one in their neighborhood.

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