ABIDE Women’s Ministry of Mingo County held the organization’s 4th Annual “Ruth’s Party in the Park” back-to-school celebration Saturday at the John Crum Memorial Park in Kermit. The event was named for and in honor of well-known Kermit resident and community activist Ruth Thornton, who died in 2016. Aside from providing 400 backpacks and accompanying school supplies for returning students, the event also included a visit from “Batman,” two giant waterslides, free haircuts, food, face-painting, and rock-painting activities.

ABIDE Women’s Ministry of Mingo County held the organization’s 4th Annual “Ruth’s Party in the Park” back-to-school event Saturday at the John…