Medina fetes autumn at Celebration Day

A face painter gradually transforms Noelle Noble, 4, of Medina, into a butterfly Chrysanthemums catch the eyes of visitors to the Medina Market. (Sun staff photo by Susan Van Cleaf)
What would Celebration Day be without an inflatable slide? Tim Farrell, president of the Hamel Lions, presides over outdoor bingo. Players were taking home jackpots in the $40 to $60 range. (Sun staff photo by Susan Van Cleaf) Deb Stepanek (left) and Calley Stepanek try to keep up with a long line of visitors waiting for free ice cream from Countryside Cafe. Visitors could also get popcorn, pizza, hot dogs and soda — much of it free. (Sun staff photo by Susan Van Cleaf)
A dog mascot is a new addition to Celebration Day. He was hanging around the joint booth of a local doggy day care and a dog trainer. (Sun staff photo by Susan Van Cleaf)
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Deb Stepanek (left) and Calley Stepanek try to keep up with a long line of visitors waiting for free ice cream from Countryside Cafe. Visitors could also get popcorn, pizza, hot dogs and soda — much of it free. (Sun staff photo by Susan Van Cleaf)

Medina Celebration Day turned into a tribute to autumn, Saturday, Sept. 21, at Hamel Legion Park. An area greenhouse sold mums in full bloom, farmers sold honey and maple syrup, and Boy Scouts toasted marshmallows for s’mores. Outdoor bingo attracted a crowd, as did a fireworks spectacular and a visit from the North Memorial helicopter ambulance.