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Centenary celebrates school ending

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 Before school started in Shelby County, Centenary United Methodist Church hosted a Back-to-School event where about 300 people came, ate, had fun and went home with backpacks and school supplies. Now the church at Fifth and Main is hosting an End-of-School event.

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Associate Pastor Judy Noel said the event will take place Wednesday, May 15 starting at 6 p.m. She said, “There will be bouncy houses, games, food and, of course, fun – and it’s open to the community.”

Pastor Scott Woodburn said the community was also invited to the Maundy Thursday meal and communion during Holy Week. There were about 75 people who attended the event, which featured food provided by the church as well as church members. Woodburn was pleased that “people from different churches, backgrounds and life experiences were equals in the name of Christ.”

Prior to communion being offered at each table, Eileen Collins, director of Shelby Main Street, shared information about activities planned for the downtown area, including the Horse Show Jubilee that includes a Youth Art Contest. The activities will take place on the corner of Fifth and Main, in the lawn in front of Centenary. Plans include a children's booth with activities along with artists showing off their artwork through the Shelby Regional Arts Council. Collins said there will also be an ice cream eating contest, concert and car show (weather permitting). Questions can be directed to Shelby Main Street, 633-5029. Those with questions about the End-of-School event can call Centenary, 633-4510.