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Medina churches, businesses donate 48 backpacks with school supplies

Staff Reports Posted 11 September 2019 at 11:49 am

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MEDINA – The Medina Area Association of Churches and other local donors delivered 48 backpacks filled with school supplies to Oak Orchard Elementary School.

Pictured from left include: Amanda Pollard, treasurer for the Medina Area Association of Churches; Leanna Ohol, Medina Key Bank Branch manager; Vince Iorio, pastor of Calvary Tabernacle Assembly of God Church; and Julie Webber, principal of Oak Orchard Elementary School.

Medina churches and organizations also distributed food, clothing, backpacks and school supplies during a community outreach event on Aug. 24 at Butts Park.

That event was cosponsored by the 2ns Church of True Disciples of Jesus Christ (Segunda Iglesia Fieles Discipulos De Jesucristo), led by pastors Jovannie and Melissa Canales; and Calvary Tabernacle Assembly of God Church, led by Pastor Vincent Iorio.

There was face painting, children’s games and races, and three bounce houses.

Exhibitors included ABC Head Start, Fidelis, RTS Orleans, Medina Fire Department, United Way, Calvary Tabernacle Church/Stillwaters Counseling Center, and United Healthcare.

The worship bands from 2nd Disciples and Calvary sang during the event at Butts Park, which was attended by about 300 people.

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