Residents celebrate Cubs World Series title in downtown Lafayette

The turnout for the Cubs Block Party in downtown Lafayette might not have been record setting like the World Series parade Friday in Chicago, but dozens still gathered to cheer on their Cubbies. (WLFI Photo)
The turnout for the Cubs Block Party in downtown Lafayette might not have been record setting like the World Series parade Friday in Chicago, but dozens still gathered to cheer on their Cubbies. (WLFI Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Nearly three days have passed since the Cubs won their first World Series title since 1908, but the celebration continues in Lafayette.

The turnout for the Cubs Block Party in downtown Lafayette might not have been record setting like the World Series parade Friday in Chicago, but dozens still gathered to cheer on their Cubbies.

Main Street, between Sixth and Seventh streets, was blocked off Saturday afternoon for the party. Several downtown businesses participated in Saturday’s celebration.

Fans of all ages gathered to help the city sing and cheer on the Chicago Cubs.

“It’s like a big parade for the Cubs,” young Cubs fan Mason Bitner said. “I really like it because I’ve known the Cubs almost all my life. I’ve been waiting all of my life for this. Go Cubs go!”

The Cubs Block Party was free and open to the public.

During the block party, Bobby T’s was accepting donations for a November toy drive.