The Greenwood Boys and Girls Club is throwing a block party, and all are invited.

The event will be held Monday from 3 to 7 p.m., with the purpose of introducing youngsters and their families to the club as well as raising funds to sponsor members.

Synthia Hoover, the unit director, said that the club will block off both sides of its parking lot at 1740 Carrollton Avenue to make room for music, games and plenty of barbecue — hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken wings. There is no charge to attend, but there will be a place to make donations.

Any proceeds will go to underwrite the $10-per-week membership fee of children whose families can’t afford the cost.

According to Hoover, 80 percent of club’s members, ages 6 to 18, have their membership fee sponsored.

The club’s average daily attendance this month has been 67, and Hoover estimated that will jump to more than 100 during the summer break from school.

She said the Boys and Girls Club provides a healthy alternative for children when they’re not in school.

“We feed them, we love them, we teach them.”

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