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Wednesday, June 12, 2013 10:58 PM

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VAN WERT — The Holiday at Home Committee extends an invitation to the Van Wert community to participate in the events of its 30th celebration.

The VFW will be hosting its annual pancake and sausage breakfast. The serving starts at 7 a.m. and runs through 11 a.m. What a perfect way to start a busy day with your choice of pancakes & sausage or biscuits & gravy.

The parade will start at 11 a.m. on July 4. The parade route begins at the corner of Cherry and Main Streets (beside the YWCA) and continues on down Main Street where it will turn north onto Shannon Street and disband by the YMCA.

All types of entries are welcomed. Prizes will be awarded for the best commercial, best non-commercial, best marching, most patriotic and the judges’ award. A parade form may be completed and returned to the parade chair, Linda Stutz, by mailing to 120 E. Main Street, Van Wert. Any information concerning the parade may be had by contacting Stutz at (419) 238-4192 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and at (419) 238-2901 after 4:30 p.m.

The Van Wert County Historical Society will again have lots of activities going on at the museum grounds on North Washington Street. Their day will start with the 20th annual bike ride that starts at Jubilee Park and winds through parts of Van Wert County. After the parade, you will want to adjourn to the museum grounds and enjoy food sponsored by the Van Wert Rotary Club and then wander the grounds for all the crafts and music.

Later in the afternoon, the Van Wert Firemen’s Association will be have its chicken/pork chop meals at Smiley Park. Come out and pick up one of these delicious meals and relax at the Park.

At dusk, the annual Fireworks (sponsored by the Van Wert County Foundation and a group of local businessmen) will be displayed.

We need your help! The Holiday at Home Committee has sponsored the fireworks held on the 4th of July for 30 years along with the support of the Van Wert County Foundation and a number of local businessmen (for which we give a huge thank you).

As many of us do in our personal life, this year we find ourselves short on funding to put on the fireworks. If you would like to be a part of this celebration and have your name added to the listing of donors, please make your financial support to “Holiday at Home” and mail to Sue Heppeard, Parks Department, 515 E. Main Street, Van Wert OH 45891.


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