June 30, 2016

Mostly sunny

Medina block party draws a crowd Saturday

Medina Councilman Brian Hillberg said more than 200 hamburgers and 150 hot dogs were served at a block party, which he hopes will become an annual event.

The Corkscrew Saloon donated the burgers and dogs and and Hilberg’s Marie’s Cafe provided buns, condiments, ice and catering equipment. Sandridge Food Corp. chipped in with coleslaw and potato salad. Cupcake a Day as well as Medina Tobacco donated desserts. ABC Therapy made a donation to cover other costs. Discount Drug Mart provided bottled water and Medina Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center donated other beverages and providing parking.

Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell (foreground) and Councilman Brian Hilberg man the grill at Saturday’s Ward 1 Block Park, at Ray Mellert Park. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAVID KNOX)

Members of CHANT, a Medina High School youth group, provided music for Saturday's Ward 1 Block Party, at Ray Mellert Park. From left, Austin Buell, 16, of Lafayette Township; Luke Colantoni, 16, of Medina; and Justin Alfano, 15, of Medina Township. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAVID KNOX)

Phillip Johnson and Shantrel Price relax in the sun at Saturday's Ward 1 Block Party. Johnson and Price are members of the Second Baptist Church, 451 Bronson St., which helped organize the party. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAVID KNOX)

Evan Neidig, 17, and Tyrone Tidwell, 12, ran one the of the children's games at Saturday's Ward 1 Block Party, at Ray Mellert Park. Neidig is a member of CHANT — short for Community Helping Activity Neighborhood Team — a Medina High School youth group that provides music and other fun activities for younger children. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAVID KNOX)