Published: Jun 10, 2011 6:38 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 10, 2011 1:23 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- The 5th Annual Unity in the Community End of School Block Party is Friday, June 10th, across from the Dunbar Community School in Fort Myers.

What started as a concerned woman serving hot dogs and playing music on a CD player has turned into a large gathering for neighbors to promote peace on the last day of school.

Six years ago, Taunya Cole witnessed a fight between children on the final day of class. Cole decided she wouldn't let that happen in her neighborhood again. The next year, she threw a part to mark the end of the school year and say "good job" to the youth in her community.

The party offers free entertainment, food, bounce houses, a water slide and prizes at the corner of Blount St. and High St. in Fort Myers.

It runs from 12 pm to 4:30 pm.