Stone Lake hosts first Rock the Block event

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Stone Lake in Cassopolis, Michigan (Caleb Steensma/Spartan Newsroom)

CASSOPOLIS – The new pier and beach at Stone Lake was the place to be in the Southwest Michigan area on July 17. 

The Cassopolis Main Street Committee hosted its second summer event of the year and its first Rock the Block event. 

At the event there was a beer garden, food vendors, live music and a DJ. The event rocked the village until about 1:30 a.m. 

“The event was fun and it was great to see how the community is using the new improvements,” said Cassopolis resident Jesse Binns.

Also, during the event there were activities and areas for kids to enjoy both the beach and the pier. One of the committee’s goals is to have events for the whole family to enjoy. 

“Events like this are great because the proceeds go back into the village,” said Cassopolis village manager Emilie Sarratore. 

Hundreds of people attended the event and took in all of the new improvements the village has to offer. Many people from surrounding communities also attended the event. 

“It’s great to see people from the community come together and have a great time,” said Sarratore. 

The committee plans to have a Rock the Block event once every month running through October. With events planned already for next year with new ideas and bigger plans. 

“The community seems to be very excited with what is happening with the events,” said Sarratore. “People in the community have reached out and asked how they can participate in the events.”

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