Back in August, Metro Community Church celebrated the end of summer with Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, hosting a free outdoor party to kick off the school year with a little fun and excitement for our Englewood kids and families. Englewood Hospital, the Department of Health, Children's Services and Veterans Affairs also participated in the event.
Mt. Calvary provided food for the body and soul - there were hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, fish, coleslaw and much more. They also handed out book bags for students from Kindergarten to 7th grade, filled with nutritious snacks and school supplies. There was even a DJ on-site that brought excellent music and created a great block party atmosphere.
Pastor Sanetta coordinated for Metro - setting up tables with volunteers that provided face painting, jewelry-making, and hand painting. Over 100 kids participated in the free activities!
Overall, it was an amazing Back-To-School event that was well-attended and enjoyed by all.
We hope more participants will join Metro and Mt. Calvary at next year's Block Party. Until then, be safe and be courteous.
Submitted by Lotte Johnson
Photo Credit: KyungJun Han