ST. CLOUD -- Students of St. Cloud State University gathered at Coborn's Plaza for food, music, games, and activities tonight at the third annual Fifth Avenue Block Party.

The event is put on to bring the campus and the community together in a safe and fun environment.

Brittany Sheehy and Lydia Hoffman are with the Pregnancy Resource Center and helped to put on the event.

Sheehy and Hoffman say the event is a positive alternative for students on a Thursday night.

"Lots of prizes that they're giving away and there's vendors everywhere," Sheehy says. "There's free food, games, chances to win, so it's really fun.

"It's just a fun thing to do," says Hoffman.

Sheey and Hoffman say along with the fun activities, the block party has many kiosks set up by organizations who seek to inform and relate to the students.

"A lot of our clients are students, so it's a great way for them to get to know us," Hoffman says.

"It's fun just to meet the students and build a relationship with them," Sheehy says, "so if they ever do find themselves in that situation, they know where to go."

The attendance at last year's Fifth Avenue Block Party was over 2,000 and tonight's looked to beat that number.

Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON