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      Marquette Methodist church holds block party

      Marquette's First United Methodist Church hosted its third annual Church Block Party Sunday.

      There were a variety of attractions present from special animal-themed bouncehouses, some kids games and live music playing throughout the event.

      The church's pastor says the event get people outside to enjoy the good weather with their spiritual community.

      "I think on a beautiful summer day like this, people just want to get out, get out into their neighborhood, get out and enjoy each other and the fellowship and just relax on a sunny summer afternoon." said pastor Kristi Hintz.

      Hintz says attendance for last year's block party was ballparked at a few hundred people.