LIFT WC Block Party returns August 6

A summer fun event will return to downtown Webster City on Saturday, Aug. 6. Local Initiative for Transformation Webster City LLC or LIFT WC, the nonprofit group that purchased the former Elks Club building in 2019, is hosting the Block party.

The intersection at Second and Des Moines Streets and portions of the 700 block of Second Street will be closed to make room for games, live music, food and beverages, and a kids zone.

Registration for the bag tournament, sponsored by Platinum Connect, is open now online and will continue through Aug. 3 at a discounted cost of $20 per team. Teams can also register on the day of the tournament for $30.  The contest will get underway at 1 p.m.

A set of boards and bags will be raffled off during the event. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. You need not be present to win. Winner will be announced at 6 p.m.

The 9-square competition, sponsored by Mornin’ Glory Coffee, will also begin at 1 p.m. There is no cost to take part in the competition.

The Kids Zone, sponsored by Van Diest Medical Center, will offer younger children chance to express their artistic side, with coloring pages, sidewalk chalk drawing and bubbles. The Kids Zone opens at 1 p.m.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase from American Legion Post 191, Chicago Style and Backcountry Winery.

LIFT WC will provide an update at 4 p.m. on the Elks Building and what the future holds for the historic structure. Afterwards, the building will be open for the public to tour and to view the architect’s renderings.

Live music featuring local musicians and sponsored by American Sanitation, will take to the stage at 6 p.m.  Featured performers are Danny Blankenship, Bill Robb, Gianna Borer, Ismael Gomez, Shannon Swon, Clint Riedel, Tucker Murray and Jayce Abens, and Humble Beginnings.

For more information or to register for the bags tournament, visit the LIFT WC Facebook page.