Keene UMC celebrates spring

| April 3, 2020
Pastor Paula Marbury from Keene United Methodist Church recently encouraged the community to come celebrate spring and a good report from the doctor for Ava Winner who has been receiving treatment for cancer. On Thursday morning, April 2, Marbury and her 6-year-old granddaughter Aaliyah Roth decorated the church’s sidewalk with chalk designs. They then invited the community to come fill in the pictures. Chalk was placed in baggies and families were welcome to come use it and take the chalk home. Marbury just asked that everyone practice social distancing and not all come out at once to participate.
“We wanted to try and let kids know that there are still normal things they can do,” she said. “Our kids have had their days interrupted, but we want to let them know that God is still here in the midst of all this and they can still have fun.”
Marbury was inspired to do the project from newscasts she’s seen from other communities and a photo that was sent to her from Pinterest.
“I had adults ask if they could come too and they were also welcome,” Marbury said. “There are still good things going on even though we may all feel so isolated.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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