St. Al's block party

A beautiful day in the neighborhood: On Aug. 5 St. Aloysius Church hosted its annual Block Party on Washington Boulevard in Detroit.

"Every summer on a Sunday afternoon we close off the street in front of our church," says Pastor Loren Connell. "We grill hot dogs and burgers and serve chips and ice cream. We set up a food tent and an entertainment ten."

This year's party closed with a live performance by Motown's original Vandellas. "Serveral hundred of our neighbors came out to enjoy good food, good music, and good company."