July 23, 2016

Partly sunny

Christmas in the Colonies

Paul “Mr. Balloon” Holbert creates animals while Abbey Hoth (left), 12, and Melissa Dial, 15, watch during the 29th annual Christmas in the Colonies on Friday at the Community Center on the Medina County Fairgrounds in Medina. Mayfield Heights resident Beth Sanderson (not pictured), who had a balloon animal made for her daughter, Samantha, 6, said she was staying away from stores on Black Friday because she would “rather create a memory than shop.” Christmas in the Colonies continues today and Sunday. (Andrew Dolph | Staff Photographer)