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Block party on Thursday in Covington

The Afterschool Alliance and the Sojourner Truth Program are sponsoring the fifth annual Lights on Afterschool Block Party this week.

It is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Woodland Ridge subdivision off Upper River Road in Covington.

Featured at the event are DJ E Cole and musical groups Weirdo, GBT Party Planner and BMD Steppers.

The first 100 children to arrive will receive a souvenir Lights on Afterschool light. They also can make their own glow-in-the dark T-shirt, ride the horses, jump in inflatables and play games for prizes. The first 50 residents of the Woodland Ridge subdivision will receive a 60-day trial membership at BJ's Warehouse.

Also at the event will be free food and refreshments and arts and crafts. Parents also can register their children for tutoring by webcam.

The event is held in collaboration with the National Afterschool Alliance Celebration.

More information is available at letthechildrenlive@yahoo.com, 770-572-8995 or 404-914-4031.