United Way hosting block party

Freedom New Mexico

The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is hosting a block party Saturday to raise money for a new playground at the Grand Avenue Homes community.

According to a press release, money will be raised through a “Duck Drop.”

Individuals can purchase a square for $20 and when all squares are sold, a duck will be released on a grid. The first grid to be soiled on wins $1,000.

Proceeds will go toward a goal of $1,600 to build the playground, the release said.

The Day of Action block party also includes games and a dunking booth from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Grand Avenue Homes on Grand and Delta streets.

For information or to make a contribution, call the United Way at 769-2103.