A group of more than 125 people from six Tallmadge churches gathered at Delanie’s Grille March 10 for the fourth “Blessing in the City” event.
The idea behind the event is to support the local economy by patronizing a business in the city every quarter.
“Spreading love to the community through financial blessings to local businesses is the goal of ‘Blessing in the City,’” said Kurran Bishop, elder and director of operations for Shepherd’s Pasture for all Nations, also known as S.P.A.N. Ministries.
He said the event was “a huge success” and was told by one of the restaurant’s owners that it did double the business the restaurant normally does on Sundays.
“We had so much fun the owner said it was like a festival in the restaurant,” Bishop said.
Members from S.P.A.N. Ministries, First Church of God, St. Mark Lutheran, Northwest Church, First Congregational and Community at New Direction attended.
Pictured from left to right are Terrell Richardson Jr., Sarah Richardson, Katie Lawton, Marc Jackson, Sheryl Richardson and William Collins III.
The churches have previously had “Blessing in the City” events at Little Caesars, Seven Grains and the former Plaza Maya restaurant.