During last Wednesday evening’s Sunbury Village Council meeting, Parks and Safety Committee member Joe Gochenour said the October 16 combined Heritage Day and Sunbury Fall Fest was a huge success, with well over 1,000 people attending the combined events.
Gochenour expressed kudos for the many sponsors of the event, in addition to the Village of Sunbury and the Big Walnut Area Historical Society.
He said Sunbury Christian Church provided the food court, Hidden Creek Farms donated 200 pumpkins, Mulch 1st provided 100 bales of straw for a maze, and Community Library turned the second floor of Sunbury Town Hall into a Haunted Town Hall.
Bicentennial Sponsors were Forman Realtors, Sunbury Chiropractic Center, Sunbury Christian Church, and Ohio Health; Condit Presbyterian Church and KaeLani Adams provided face painting, Sunbury Chiropractic provided bags for candy distribution, and Donna Evans provided Galloway-based professional square dance caller Ed Laudenschlager.
“We couldn’t have done it without the generous help of all the sponsors who pitched in to make the day a success,” Gochenour said. “The weather cooperated, everyone had a great time, and there’s already discussions about combining the two events again next year.”
In other parks business, Scott Weatherby said the village Parks Survey has already received 300 responses.
Weatherby said the survey would remain active through Friday, November 18, and he encouraged all Big Walnut area residents who use Sunbury parks for family recreation and sports leagues to log on to the Village of Sunbury website at sunburyvillage.com and on the Home Page under Latest News click Please Take Our Parks and Rec Survey!
Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.