LA GRANDE – The annual 26th La Grande of Summer Block Party is set for Thursday, September 9th. This event is a way of celebrating the livability in La Grande. Instead of a social downtown as in the past, there will be a drive through at the Union County Fairgrounds. The change was made due to the guidelines set by the state on social distancing. Participants will enjoy free food. The event will be held from 5 to 7 pm that evening. La Grande Police Chief Bell and Fire Chief Cornford will be doing the cooking.