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Block party brings smiles to Southside

It was a parade of colorful characters, activities and entertainment at Southside High School last weekend as PBS, the Beaufort-Hyde Partnership for Children and other community partners hosted Rootle’s Block Party.

The event featured guest appearances of characters from the Rootle network, the PBS channel for children. More than 2,000 participants joined in the fun, which included performances from children’s celebrities like librarian Scooter Hayes and Myesia’s Mini Band of Washington.

In addition, community partners ranging from the Beaufort County Health Department to the Beaufort-Martin-Hyde Regional Library shared activities for kids and resources for their parents.

To learn more about Rootle, visit www.unctv.org/watch/channels/rootle/. For more information about the Beaufort-Hyde Partnership for Children, visit www.bhckids.org/.