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Corbin Maxey presents with an iguana at the Meridian Community Block Party Sept. 9, 2017. The annual block party returns to Kleiner Park on Saturday.

Residents are invited to participate in the 10th annual Meridian Community Block Party. This year the block party is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 7 at Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park.

The block party will have a variety of games, crafts and live entertainment, as well as local vendors.

Highlights of this year’s event include:

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  • The Boise Co-Op Kids’ Corner.
  • A free inflatable jungle and rock climbing wall for children to climb, jump and slide.
  • First Idaho Regional Robotics will show-off their latest robots from their first Idaho Robotics Competition. Six Idaho teams will be onsite to demonstrate and share their creations.
  • The Westside Body Works Grub Hub Food Court features Caribbean Cuisine from Caribbean A3 Catering, smoked meats from Dicky’s BBQ and Thai ice cream from Hokey Pokey.
  • A huge variety of youth service providers including lacrosse, dance and disc golf tutoring services.
  • Entertainment all day on the Goddard School Main Stage.

This year the city has added a special “bark party” section devoted to dogs. Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome to come pick out new handmade collars, homemade treats, meet new groomers and get photos taken. Families looking for a new four-legged buddy can visit with the foster and adoption organizations.

Patty Bowen is the Meridian Press reporter. You can reach her at or follow her on Twitter @pattybowenMP.

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