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100 kids roller skate for free at Y event

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 December 2017 at 7:46 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – Colton Smith and his mother Elissa Smith were among the roller skaters during a free skate today at the Orleans County YMCA in Medina.

There were 98 children and 60 adults who skated during the event from 1 to 4 p.m.

The YMCA teamed with the Medina Area Association of the Churches and Orleans United Drug Free Coalition for the free skate, which included use of roller skates.

Staff from GCASA and the Orleans United Drug Free Coalition sort through canned goods. From left include Pat Crowley, program director; Sarah Stendts, program assistant; and Tracy Zakes, prevention educator.

Each child was encouraged to bring a can of food. There were 136 cans donated that will be shared with the food pantries at Calvary Tabernacle Church and St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Medina.

Pat Crowley reads off the name on a ticket for the winner of a prize. Each kid who donated a can of food was entered in a prize giveaway.

Another free skate is expected to be offered over spring break.

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