Bexley Recreation and Parks director Michael Price is looking for a little help this weekend.

Bexley Recreation and Parks director Michael Price is looking for a little help this weekend.

Price and his staff are putting on a not-so-little party for a few thousand friends, better known as the annual Bexley Labor Day Block Party.

The block party, which marks the unofficial end of summer, takes place from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Jeffrey Mansion and Park.

"This has been going on for a number of years - over 20 years now," Price said. "This is a big Bexley tradition. We love doing it. It is put on by the recreation and parks department with a lot of support from the community. We are looking for volunteers to get involved and help us oversee a number of the activities and events that are going on."

Anyone interested in volunteering can email Price at or call 559-4300.

A full day of activities is scheduled, including music, games, food and the annual Trash and Treasure Sale.

The block party begins at 1 p.m. with volleyball, rock climbing, high rope activities and inflatable activities for children. A cornhole tournament is scheduled for 2 p.m., followed by the popular egg drop contest at 4:30 p.m. and the water balloon toss at 5 p.m.

The Bexley Senior Citizens' annual Trash and Treasure sale will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. inside Jeffrey Mansion. That event is generally regarded as the community's biggest and most diverse yard sale of the year.

Music will be provided throughout the day, with the Ray Pauken Band performing at 1 p.m. followed by the Hollow Bodies at 3:30 p.m. and Bexley Meadow at 6 p.m.

Activities are also planned at the David Madison Community Pool. The pool will be open from noon until 9 p.m. On the schedule are: underwater egg hunt (2 p.m.); slide king races (2:30 p.m.); big splash contest (3:30 p.m.); little splash contest (4 p.m.); and an outdoor movie night at 8:30 p.m.

Admission to the pool and pool activities, which is free, is limited to Bexley residents and guests of residents only.

A variety of traditional Labor Day foods will be available for purchase, including pulled pork sandwiches ($5); beef brisket sandwiches ($5); 1/3 rack of ribs ($7); a half chicken ($7); mac n' cheese ($1); baked beans ($1); and cole slaw ($1).

A number of Bexley community service organizations will also be selling a wide variety of items ranging from deserts to sodas, hotdogs and face painting.