Fall Fest, Heritage Day a success


By Lenny C. Lepola - newsguy@ee.net



SunFallFest-0325.b.jpg: Sunbury’s Bicentennial Princess, Brooke Setmire, right, Sunbury Zoning Inspector Rhonda Mourne, left, and Warren Owen were tasked with choosing winners in the Fall Fest/Heritage Day Halloween Costume Contest. Brooke will close out her year serving as the Village of Sunbury Bicentennial Princess during the Saturday, December 3, Christmas on the Square Celebration.


SunFallFest-1134.b.jpg: Donna Evans provided Galloway-based professional square dance caller Ed Laudenschlager to call square dances on Columbus Street in front of the Myers Inn Museum during the October 16 combined Sunbury Fall Fest and Big Walnut Area Historical Society Heritage Day.


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!

SunFallFest-0325.b.jpg: Sunbury’s Bicentennial Princess, Brooke Setmire, right, Sunbury Zoning Inspector Rhonda Mourne, left, and Warren Owen were tasked with choosing winners in the Fall Fest/Heritage Day Halloween Costume Contest. Brooke will close out her year serving as the Village of Sunbury Bicentennial Princess during the Saturday, December 3, Christmas on the Square Celebration.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/48/2016/10/web1_SunFallFest-0325.b.jpgSunFallFest-0325.b.jpg: Sunbury’s Bicentennial Princess, Brooke Setmire, right, Sunbury Zoning Inspector Rhonda Mourne, left, and Warren Owen were tasked with choosing winners in the Fall Fest/Heritage Day Halloween Costume Contest. Brooke will close out her year serving as the Village of Sunbury Bicentennial Princess during the Saturday, December 3, Christmas on the Square Celebration.

SunFallFest-1134.b.jpg: Donna Evans provided Galloway-based professional square dance caller Ed Laudenschlager to call square dances on Columbus Street in front of the Myers Inn Museum during the October 16 combined Sunbury Fall Fest and Big Walnut Area Historical Society Heritage Day.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/48/2016/10/web1_SunFallFest-1134.b.jpgSunFallFest-1134.b.jpg: Donna Evans provided Galloway-based professional square dance caller Ed Laudenschlager to call square dances on Columbus Street in front of the Myers Inn Museum during the October 16 combined Sunbury Fall Fest and Big Walnut Area Historical Society Heritage Day.

By Lenny C. Lepola

newsguy@ee.net

Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.

Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.