It may not be 5,000, but the Vineyard Church is again providing free lunches for school-age children through the summer months while school is out. The sites for children, ages 5-18 to be fed a free lunch are:
• The Vineyard Church, 106 Olive St.
• The London City Pool, 203 Park Ave.
• London Church of the Nazarene, 224 Elm St.
In addition, the Vineyard Church invites the community to an “Everyone’s Birthday party” at 7 p.m. Friday, July 18 at the church at 106 Olive St. off of Center Street. The room will be festooned in party decorations. A decorated cake will be made for everyone who attends who has a birthday.
And, (drum roll) birthday party attendees will be entertained by Remy and Friends. Ron Remy and his friends provide a family-friendly entertainment which runs a gamut from illusions to plate spinning to ventriloquism. And every child will have the opportunity to go home with a balloon animal.
The Everyone’s Birthday Party is held in memory of the late Ron Rhodes, who was committed to the summer lunch program, according to Cindy Taylor, program coordinator. The date is Rhodes’ birthday, which Taylor said they chose to honor him.