Y, agencies host family roller skating event

Staff Reports Posted 27 March 2016 at 12:00 am

MEDINA – About 165 school-aged youth and parents had an opportunity to participate in a fun family event during the school break.

The event was possible through a collaboration with Orleans United Drug Free Communities Coalition, the Orleans YMCA, 4-H Senior Council, and Medina Area Association of Churches.

“We tried something a little different and asked skaters to donate non-perishable food items for the two Medina food pantries,” said Pat Crowley, project director for Orleans United DFC Coalition.

Donations were appreciated but not required to skate.

Hannah Heil and Olivia Carter display the 140 cans collected. “We felt it was a great way to give back to the community” said Crowley, pictured in middle.

Robert Batt (right), 4-H Youth Development Educator, and Aeddon Cayea, 4-H Senior Council member, brought educational information with a treasure chest full of prizes youth could win when they visited their table.

Christian Moss and Kaity Howe from Medina both attended the Free Family Roller Skating held on March 23 at the Orleans YMCA and won the iPod shuffles.