Party crew: Patrick Dorneker, Kevin Nutley, Matt Pilat and Grace Spence at the block party on the 400 block of Beloit Ave. in 2002.

The beloved block party was in full swing in 2002 on the 400 block of Beloit. The traditional spraying from the Fire Department commenced and every child on the block was soaked. Adults pulled lawn chairs to the middle of the street and shared food and company.

Jill Wagner