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MCC Brings Community Together at Block Party

MCC recently welcomed the community for an afternoon of family-friendly entertainment, live music, food trucks, and more at their Community Block Party, on Sunday, July 30 at Sew Hop’d Brewery in Huntley.

Attendees had the chance to experience a few of the College’s programs, including a “Kids Zone” with children’s science activities organized by the Kids and College program and a farm market stand hosted by the Center for Agrarian Learning. All crops were grown on MCC’s student farm. 

“We received a lot of great feedback from the community about this event,” said Brian DiBona, executive director of the Friends of MCC Foundation. “It was beautiful weather and we had a large turnout of people come to enjoy the bands, the food, and the entertainment.”

The event also served as an opportunity for alumni to connect with each other and MCC’s alumni association. An MCC alumni is considered anyone who has completed at least one three-credit course at MCC.

“The alumni were very excited to come over to our alumni table, grab a free t-shirt, and chat with each other,” said Friends of MCC Foundation Board Member Erin Boerman. “They were enjoying the activities and expressed excitement about future events.”

Sew Hop’d donated proceeds from the event to MCC’s Student Success Fund, which helps students with unexpected expenses that may impact their ability to stay in school. MCC is also grateful to the Ruth Family for their generous sponsorship of the event.

The College plans to host the block party again next year at Sew Hop’d on July 28.