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El Centro de Servicios Sociales hosted its 2nd annual Block Party

By Ingrid Marie Rivera, La Prensa Correspondent

LORAIN: El Centro de Servicios Sociales hosted its 2nd annual Block Party and Community Fair, Oct. 7, 2011, in front of its new home 2800 Pearl Avenue where dozens of people were entertained with a DJ, and pony rides, crafts and inflatables were available for the children.

El Centro Executive Director Victor Leandry with La Prensa’s Ingrid Rivera and other attendees at El Centro’s Block Party.

Children enjoyed making sailboats for crafts with the help of Home Depot volunteers and face painting with the help of Lorain County Children Services’ volunteers.

El Centro's Executive Director Victor Leandry said they are planning to host the grand opening of their new home in November but the exact date will be announced at El Centro’s annual gala, on the first weekend of November 2011.

El Centro plans to move from its current 1888 E. 31st Street location, to its new headquarters on Pearl Avenue, after the completion of a $1.2 million renovation to the former bank. The agency has outgrown its current site; its new building will be three times larger with a community room, a bigger parking lot and will be handicap-accessible.

Leandry said organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters have already asked to rent the community room.

The community fair was planned originally for Sept. 30, but it was postponed due to rain. 

Call (440) 277-8235 or visit www.lorainelcentro.com for more information on El Centro’s capital campaign for a new headquarters.

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Revised: 10/11/11 13:23:51 -0700.





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