MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio - Even though the sun made brief appearances Saturday morning in Middleburg Heights, there was still a chill in the air.
Nobody experienced the cold more than a group of youth looking to help others in need.
Middleburg Heights Community Church (MHCC) held its 37th annual Teeter-Totter Marathon on the front lawn of the church at the intersection of Bagley Road and Big Creek Parkway.
Youth from MHCC and First Congregational United Church of Christ in Berea took turns for 20 minutes on the teeter-totter.
The teeter-totter has been going non-stop since 6 p.m. Friday and will stop 6 p.m. Sunday.
Others not riding collected donations from drivers stopped at a traffic light on Bagley Road. Money raised from the 48 hour marathon will benefit Church Street Ministries in Berea.
"We do this because we are people of faith," said MHCC church educator Jane Lennon. "We want the kids to realize that being part of a faith community is that you help others in need.
Many youth went inside the church to sleep between teeter-totter shifts. For most, the cold temperatures energized them even more for the cause.
While all involved showed a caring heart for others in need, 15-year-old Drew Postel of Middleburg Heights also exhibited a huge silver heart on the front of his red, hooded costume that helped keep him warm.
"It's just a good time to hangout with friends," said Postel. "It's a nice weekend. You help some families that really need the help."