Medina businesses praised for helping to celebrate homecoming

Photo by Ginny Kropf: This banner hung over downtown Medina to promote homecoming last week. The Medina Mustang Sports Boosters urged stores to decorate their windows.

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 12 October 2022 at 9:18 pm

Photos contributed: Creekside Floral decorated their window with these Mustang-themed panels.

MEDINA – First-time efforts to involve downtown stores in Homecoming Week was a great success, said Melissa Valley, president of the Mustang Sports Boosters.

The Sports Boosters urged stores to decorate their windows to show their Mustang spirit, and five participated – The Coffee Pot Café, Just What the Doctor Ordered, Shirt Factory Café, Creekside Floral and Tapped on Main. The Coffee Pot Café received the most votes of the 1,600 cast.

Businesses who participated with Mustang specials during the week were Tapped on Main, Just What the Doctor Ordered, Fitzgibbons, Rosenkrans, Rudy’s, Shirt Factory Café, the Coffee Pot Café, English Rose Tea Shoppe, Downtown Browsery and Hometown Wellness.

The Print Shop did the banner to hang over Main Street and village employees, especially DPW superintendent Jason Watts, were very helpful in putting it up, Valley said.

“The businesses who participated were really on board and got into the spirit,” Valley said. “They were grateful to be included, and we hope that it grows every year. You could really feel the energy throughout the week. It was exciting and not only did the kids have fun, but I think the community really enjoyed it too.”

In addition, the Sports Boosters recruited Case-Nic Cookies to bake Mustang cutout cookies and Della’s Chocolates to make chocolate mustangs. Sales were great and 80 dozen cookies were sold to benefit the Boosters, Valley said.

Valley said she hopes support for Homecoming Week grows each year.

The Coffee Pot Café on East Center Street was voted the best decorated window during Homecoming Week. Shoppers cast 1,600 votes for their favorite window.