Community Spirit Night


Amy Busby

The incoming class of 2029 walks on the MHS track.

Last Friday, Medina City Schools held “Community Spirit Night” in the Ken Dukes Stadium parking lot. The schools, area businesses and their neighbors all enjoyed a beautiful night.

Organizers of the event, Mrs. Amy Busby and Mrs. Jama Johnson, credited the help of many volunteers and businesses in making this a success. Music was provided by Mr. Tom McKenna and the Music Men.

Busby said, “We are thankful to all of our sponsors:  Westfield Bank, Fecko Excavating, MC Real Estate, Pfister Orthodontics, Centerpointe Chiropractic and Physical Therapy, Rinky Dink Family Fun Center, Medina City Schools Foundation, Huntington Bank whose generosity allows the district to put on this event.”

Beyond bringing awareness to the groups and clubs that were presented, it offered many activities to accompany the many people in attendance. For example, MHS’ Encore Entertainment company sold glow sticks and Ella Canavan elementary had a cup stacking contest.

“This year, the weather was spectacular bringing so many to enjoy all of the activities provided by the building PTO’s, school groups such as Girls Leadership Club, Harmony Helpers, Medina City Schools Foundation, and Key Club,” stated Busby. “There are also business partners that participate such as Rinky Dink Family Fun Center.  This year, we had one of our school buses on hand as well as Buster, the radio controlled school bus that moves and talks. These kids love it! The DARE Car and the Take Control Car were also there as well.”

The community enjoyed pre-ordered meals such as bratwurst and hotdogs. Other foods were sold such as cotton candy and popcorn.  In addition, there was face painting for donations and other activities, but more importantly,it showed people coming together to donate to our community.

Encore member Sydney Lally said, “I think it will bring the community together and show support we have for our schools and community.”

Prior to the Medina vs Elyria football game, kindergarteners walked the high school track as the class of 2029, introducing and welcoming them as a part of the Medina City School District.

With all the MCS being involved, it was a day of fun and relaxation while showing support and togetherness for  community.