• By John McDaniel, Midway Correspondent

The Week At Midway

Personals and Comments

The new format for Midsummer Nights in Midway seemed to work out fairly well. The north side of Railroad Street was blocked off for the beginning of the third year of Midsummer Nights in Midway, and vendors set up on the sidewalks on that side of the street. The band, Larry Corey and the Pathfinders, set up at the base of the Gathering Place near the area where the Christmas tree is located during the holidays. The new arrangement didn’t create a lot of issues with the traffic flow. Signs were place everywhere to let visitors know where the new parking areas were and what streets were open.

When it was all over, there were several hundred visitors checking out the downtown shops and filling up all the restaurants in town.

There seemed to be more children at this year’s first event. Almost every child in town had their face painted at a booth sponsored by the Midway Presbyterian Church.

Everyone had a great time. The next Midsummer Night in Midway will take place July 27th.

Don’t forget, there will be a Block Party for the Northridge Estates on Saturday, July 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the green space across from Northside Elementary (corner of Coach Station and Old Towne Walk). This event is free and open to everyone. There will be cornhole, bounce houses, children’s activities, food, snow cones and popcorn. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair for a great evening of family fun. This event is hosted by Midway Baptist Church. If you have any questions about this event, contact zach@midwaybc.net.

Please note that Vacation Bible School will be held July 9-13 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and hosted by four local churches (Midway Christian, Midway Presbyterian, Midway United Methodist, and St. Matthew AME). We will begin each session in the Community Garden behind Midway United Methodist, and share a meal. The youth will then walk to the host church for the evening.

The theme is “Splash Canyon: God’s Promise on Life’s Wild Ride.” “Life is full of thrills and spills; we may not know what’s around the bend, but God does! At Splash Canyon, kids discover that Jesus is by their side on life’s wild ride. God saves us through Jesus and gives us life and hope every day and forever.”

Volunteers needed: Midway Christian will host VBS on Tuesday, July 10. We will need helpers to set up the evening before, volunteers to help with Bible, art, and games on that day, as well as a Class Shepherd each night. To volunteer or register your child, please sign up in the narthex, or visit the Midway Community VBS website.

Remember July 3 for Midway’s Annual Sparks in the Park. There will be sparks this year. The event starts at 5:30 p.m.

I hope everyone has a great Fourth of July.

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