Shekinah plans Fall Celebration, public invited

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(Posted Oct. 5, 2022)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

Shekinah Christian School invites the community to enjoy an evening of autumn-themed fun on Oct. 15 from 4 to 7 p.m.

The school, located at 10040 Lafayette-Plain City Rd., Plain City, is holding its first Fall Celebration. For those who remember the Shekinah Festival from years past, the new event is a simplified version of the old one. Festivities will take place on the school grounds.

“We’re excited to have an outreach for the community again,” said Megan Lyon, Shekinah Christian School office manager.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $7 for children ages 3-17 years old, and free for children ages 2 and younger. All ticket holders are invited to pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. Decorating stations will be available.

The evening also will feature a bake sale, bounce houses, a 60-foot long inflated obstacle course, pumpkin bowling, straw patch fun, face painting, and a barrel train ride. The student-led Shekinah worship team will perform live music.

Food will be available for an additional cost. Among the options are hot dogs, hamburgers, homemade macaroni and cheese, and goodies from the Brain Freeze food truck including deep-fried Oreos, shaved ice, and hot chocolate.

The Fall Celebration serves not only as a chance for the broader community to visit Shekinah and see what the school is all about, but also as a community service project and fundraiser for students.

Proceeds from the event go toward a leadership retreat for students in grades 7-10. Approximately 50 students plan to make the trip which is scheduled for this coming spring. They will make a stop in Washington D.C. to learn about the foundation of the U.S. government, then head to the retreat in North Carolina. Coordinated by Joshua Expeditions, the retreat will teach students teamwork and leadership skills with a spiritual emphasis.

To learn more about the Fall Celebration, call the school at (614) 873-3130.

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