|Ottoville gears up for 51st Park Carninval|
|Thursday, August 29, 2013 12:11 AM|
BY STEPHANIE GROVES
OTTOVILLE—The Village of Ottoville is set to host its 51st Park Carnival, which is packed full of great events and entertainment, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday morning and running through midnight on Sunday.
The main attractions and entertainment this year includes performances by “Steve Hendershot” in our Carnival Lounge from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday and Detroit’s very own ”Fifty Amp Fuse” from 8 p.m. to midnight on the main stage.
On Sunday, “Polly Mae” will be in Carnival Lounge from 6-8 p.m. and all the way from Nashville, Jared Ashley will take the main stage from 8 p.m. to midnight.
A number of raffles will also be held throughout the weekend for the young and old. A kids’ bike raffle will be held, giving away free bicycles to youth in attendance at the event on Saturday and Sunday. There is also a raffle booth featuring a variety of different prizes that individuals can purchase tickets for a chance to win. There will also be a number of 50/50 drawings and other raffles held throughout the weekend.
The Miniature King and Queen candidates are selling tickets for the Entertainment Package Raffle that will give away four large items: an iPad Mini, gas and charcoal smoker grill (and meat package), hot air balloon ride and two OSU football tickets.
Incoming high school seniors who are competing for the title of the 51st annual Ottoville Park Carnival King and Queen are also selling the tickets for the “Big Ticket Drawing.” The amount of prize money to be awarded for this drawing has increased to over $2,500.
A 5K Fun Run/Walk starts the weekend-long celebration with registration for the race beginning at 8 a.m. at the Ottoville Park Shelterhouse. The race begins at 9 a.m. and the course starts by the church parking lot, heads north out of town, continues on flat country roads and then loops back on the same route into town to the finish line.
The half-mile race begins at 10 a.m. and the course is a paved route. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female in each age bracket.
Also at 9 a.m., a Co-ed Volleyball Tournament begins with awards for first- and second-place teams.
At noon, the Opening Ceremony will take place at the park, where the Park Carnival King and Queen and Miniature King and Queen Crowning will take place.
Throughout both Saturday and Sunday, there will be activities in Kid’s Alley with Ring Toss and Plinko, X-Treme Trampoline, the General Store and raffle booths will also be open.
New events for this year include a Mobile Zip Line, Hearts in Motion performance and wine, craft beer and margaritas in the Carnival Lounge.
— Noon OSU Tailgate Party, Antique Tractor Display and UltraSound Rides
— 12:30 p.m Corn Hole Tournament — 1 p.m. Helicopter Rides
— 2 p.m. Kids Tricycle Races
— 4 p.m. Wing Cook-Off (with winners announced at 7 p.m.) and the Money Wheel
— 4:30 p.m. BBQ Chicken Dinners by BBQ Express
— 6 p.m. Pong-A-Long and Kid’s Wiffle Ball Home Run Derby
— 8 p.m. to Midnight Fifty Amp Fuse, free live performance
— 9 a.m. Volleyball Tournament
— 1 p.m. 51st Annual Ottoville Park Carnival Parade
— 2 p.m. Helicopter Rides, Money Wheel, UltraSound Rides, Kids Art Space, Bingo, Adult Wiffle Ball, Mobile Zip Line and X-Treme Trampoline
— 2:30 p.m. Lip Sync Contest, pre-register by August 29th (1st place $100, 2nd $50 and 3rd $25)
— 3 p.m. Cow Paddy Bingo
— 4 p.m. Cub Scout Tractor Pull and Brass Notes at the Beer Tent
— 5 p.m. Lawn Mower Races, Margaritas & Craft Beer in the Carnival Lounge
— 6-8 p.m. Polly Mae in the Carnival Lounge
— 7 p.m. Raffle Booth Drawing
— 8 p.m. to Midnight Jared Ashley, free live performance
For more information, to download a Park Carnival Brochure or Lip Sync form visit www.ottovillepark.com.