The last block party of the summer, hosted by Scully's Pub, wrapped up another season of music, fun, and charity on Thursday.


"They are fun, fun, fun, fun. We love the music, we have a great time," said Patty Mielawski of Erie, at the block party with husband, Ron.


"It's just a lot of fun, dance, we love to dance with friends and just have a great time," said Kathy Fava, who's attended most of the block parties since they started nine years ago.


"It's the most amazing fun you could ever experience," said Lori Tripp, another Erie resident.


Given those rave reviews, there's no denying it:  Erie loves summer block parties.


"I just get excited every Thursday morning when I wake up," said Dan Hanson of Erie.


The last block party brought about 2,000 people to Erie's downtown. On a really good day, a party draws crowds of up to 4,000 people. It's something that helps boost local businesses while benefiting a charitable cause, all while the people have fun.


The last block party benefits MECA, the Millcreek Exceptional Citizens Association, which provides services to adults and kids with disabilities. Money raised from this block party will help organize a baseball team.


"A lot of our kids are not able to play on little league teams because it's too fast of a sport for them, but they don't want to be left out. So we make sure they have an opportunity to play like everyone else," said Laura Eaton, executive director of MECA.


MECA is just one of the nine charity beneficiaries from this summer's block parties. Others include the American Red Cross, Make-A-Wish, and Therapy Dogs United, to name a few.


"After tonight's event, we'll be well over the  $30,000 mark. A lot of this is raised one dollar at a time, and it just shows the generosity of the Erie community," said John Buchna, CEO of the Erie Downtown Partnership, the organizers of the Block Parties. "All this money that's been raised for these nine different charities, stays local, and we're very thankful for that," he said.


All that money raised is good deed done while adding that extra something special to Erie.


"The block parties bring a lot of life to the community, and it brings us all together - the way it should be," Tripp said.


"It brings us together, it really gives you a sense of unity, I love that," Mielawski said.


2015 brings the block party series' 10th anniversary, and organizers say Erie can look forward to an extra fun next summer.