Wholesome fun at Trinity Homecoming


(Posted Aug. 22, 2022)

By Dedra Cordle, Staff Writer and Photographer

Although inclement weather was slated to pass through the area, that did not keep people from coming out to enjoy Trinity United Methodist Church’s 38th Annual Homecoming on Aug. 20 in Lilly Chapel. The event included a parade, live music, food, auctions, children’s activities and a fierce competition at the kiddie pedal pull.

Trinity United Methodist Church Pastor Tim Rash braces for impact as he heads into the cold water of the dunk tank.
Chazden Siders, 8, of London competes in the Class II kiddie pedal pull presented by Tri-Green Equipment. He took second place in his age division.
The Ladies of Longford, a central Ohio-based Irish folk group, perform their song, “Stop the Rain,” at the homecoming: (from left) Elizabeth Blickenstaff, Heather Doyle Fraser, and Hilda Doyle. Band member Stephanie Doyle (not pictured) sang and played bass guitar. While they were not able to stop the rain from coming down in buckets later that day, the band did entertain the crowd with their blend of contemporary Celtic, traditional Irish, and acoustic-style music.
Ralph Conner, a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, watches over ribeyes as they cook on the grill. Conner has been in charge of the grill at the homecoming for several years. He joked that he only does it because “somebody’s gotta do it.”
Five-year-old Nickita Gallagher transforms into Wonder Woman, thanks to the artwork of entertainer RowdyRod.
Justin Fanell, 9, gets his sugar fix at the Pucker Powder Carousel. The Pataskala resident attended the event with his father, Joseph, who runs the powdered candy booth.


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