The community group United We Stand, Divided We Fall will host its 16th annual drug-free block party in Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square on Saturday.

The event, which runs from noon until 6 p.m., is free and open to the public.

It will feature speakers, live performances, information tables, a disc jockey and food options, according to a news release issued last week.

The event will raise “awareness on diversity, unity, and equality,” the news release states.

This year’s event will also incorporate awareness of drug and alcohol addiction and treatment options for those in need of help.

“During this global crisis of COVID-19 and the BLM movement, drug and alcohol addiction has been prevalent,” the news release states. “We want to offer solutions to our residents’ unmet needs.”

United We Stand, Divided We Fall was founded in 2005 by Darlene Duggins-Magdalinski. The organization “is committed to making our community a safer and healthier place to live.”

“It has always been a desire of ours to give back to the community and dedicate energy and time to make a difference through events like this, in an effort to open community awareness, diversity, and unity,” the news release states.