Asbury UMC says Thanks: Community Block Party
Thank You for Support of Asbury Community Block Party
The Asbury United Methodist Church Family wishes to thank everyone who attended and supported our Fifth Annual Community Block Party. All the ministries of the church worked together to organize this party to spread love, provide resources and to connect and fellowship with our diverse community. We especially thank The Mountain City Elks Lodge for allowing us to use their parking lot, food booth, electricity and bathrooms which enabled us to have the perfect setting. The block party could not happen without you!
Special thanks to Aldermen Kelly Russell and Michael O’Connor, County Executive Jan Gardner, Director Roger Wilson and City Police Captain Hargis for their welcoming remarks and proclamations. We thank the following for providing extra special features to the block party: “Ten Plus” for providing and serving free snow cones, Chi Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority for offering children’s crafts and the Frederick City Police K-9 demonstrator. Gratitude is also extended to the following for providing outstanding musical entertainment: Saxophonist Brian Wilson, Vocalists Sonata, Christian rapper Russ Shanks and vocalist Kanvas.
We also appreciate the following participating agencies and organizations for attending and providing valuable information about their services/missions: The Asian American Center, MOTA, RSVP, Community Action Agency, Daybreak, Delaplaine Visual Art Center, Democratic Party and candidates, Department of Aging, Faith Striders, Frederick Bicycle Coalition, Frederick County Department of Social Services, Frederick County Health Department, Frederick Memorial Hospital, Friends of Mullinix Park, Human Relations Commission, Partners in Care, Rescue Mission, Religious Coalition, Republican Party and candidates, Sons of Re-Awakening, Transit and Vitality Health Services.
We are deeply grateful to the following area businesses for their tremendous generous donations: Food Lion, Baltimore Coffee and Tea Company, Papa Johns (East St.), Dairy Queen. Roy Rogers, Sam’s Club, Texas Roadhouse, TGI Fridays, Silver Diner, Thomas Scott Salon and Spa, Gladchuk Brothers Restaurant, Edible Arrangements, Famous Dave’s, KFC, Ledo Pizza (Prospect Blvd.), Panera Bread, Jersey Mike’s, Weinberg Center for the Arts, Frederick Keys, The Lube Center, Sheetz, New Balance, Red Lobster, Mod Pizza, Bob Evans, Applebee’s, Sweet Frog, Domino’s Pizza, Tropical Café Smoothie, Giant, Nuvo Salon & Spa, Chili’s, Starbucks, Hair Cuttery (7th St.), McCutcheon’s, La Paz, Auntie Anne’s (FSK Mall), Firehouse Subs, Glory Days Grill, Royal Farms, South Market Sandwich Company, Fractured Prunes, Terrace Lanes, Smooch Studio!, China Garden, Zi Pani, Meadows Farms, California Tortilla, Sonic, Chick Fil-A, Bennigan’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Chipotle, Waffle House, Belleza Hair & Nail Salon, Uncle Ralph’s Cookies, a.k.a. Friscos, Perfect Blend Café, Bruster’s, Paul Mitchell School, Taco Bell (Frederick locations only), Smoothie King, Ci Ci’s Pizza, Planet Fitness, Gold’s Gym, Anytime Fitness, Wegman’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Buffalo Wild Wings, Outback Steakhouse, Spice & Tea Exchange, Partners in Care, Pizza Boli’s, Windy City Red Hots, Weis Markets, Smashburger, Arby’s, Pie Five Pizza and Golden Corral.
What a blessing it was to witness the Frederick community coming together in the spirit of love and unity May God continue to bless all of you.
Pastor Mark Groover and the Asbury United Methodist Church Family