POMEROY — There was plenty of fun under the sun at the Back to School Bash block party staged by the First Southern Baptist Church on the Pomeroy parking lot last weekend.
Everything from bounce houses to bead stringing and from a car show to a gospel concert was included in the party activities. Cornhole games were taking place, rides were being offered on a mini-train with Kenny Longstreath as the engineer, the Pomeroy firemen were on site with a truck to talk about safety and demonstrate the capabilities of the equipment, lamas were brought in for the kids to pet, and hotdogs were available for everyone.
The Gideons were there distributing Bibles, and the Ohio University, College of Osteopathy, medical van was there to offer glucose screenings and blood pressure readings, and to encourage healthy living habits.
Seeing red was a mark of the day since the church hosts for the public party were wearing bright red shirts proclaiming “The Church has Left the Building,”