'Gather at the River' & celebrate educators
By Mikie Baker BCC Contributor
Before heading back to school, make sure to attend the Gather at the River "Back to School Celebration," sponsored by Medina United Methodist Church, beginning at 11 am, Sunday, August 25, under the roof at the old Apple Festival grounds in the center of town.
Pastor Bill Stegemueller will lead the worship service with the MUMC Praise Band providing the music ministry. The church will honor all teachers, administrators and associates from area schools, showing appreciation for those who teach or have retired from school districts.
An "End of Summer Picnic" will take place immediately following the service with sandwiches, chips, dips, fruit and cookies. The MUMC will also provide drinks and paper goods.
"Please come with your family and friends to celebrate all these fine people do to educate the children of Medina," urged an event spokesman.