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Friday, September 20, 2013 12:06 AM


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DELPHOS — More than 500 people filled the Social Tent in downtown Delphos Thursday evening for the seventh annual “Toast to the City.” Attendance was a record.

This year’s theme was “Feel the Magic,” with performances by illusionist Paul Krendl and his crew. Krendl also emceed the event. He is a Delphos native and 2007 graduate of St. John’s High School and will offer two full shows on Saturday at Jefferson Middle School Auditorium.


Canal Days Chairman Michael Mesker and Mayor Michael Gallmeier had everyone raise their glass to Delphos and what she has been and will be.

This year’s Canal Days Queen, Tori Suever, and her court were introduced. This was Suever’s first official event as queen and she joined Krendl on stage for one of his tricks.

Permanent Canal Commission Trustee Lou Hohman and Trustee and MECCA member Steve Dorsten also addressed the crowd. Hohman encouraged everyone to visit the Canal Commission Museum during the weekend celebration and Dorsten praised Delphos for its willingness to preserve and enhance the Miami-Erie Canal. Dorsten also highlighted projects along the Miami-Erie Canal Corridor from Piqua to north of Delphos near Paulding. Several communities south of Delphos are seeking grants to install crushed limestone walking paths along the canal.

Winners in the PEAK Performance Biggest Loser competition were named Thursday. PEAK owner Jeff Schwieterman, left, presented individual winner Susan Lunz with her check for $500 and Optimist Scholarship Foundation team members Michael Friedrich and Amber Collins accepted their team’s $1,000 check, Lunz lost more than 35 pounds and the Optimist team lost more than 85 pounds. (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer) The PEAK Performance Biggest Loser winners were announced. Teams have been watching what they eat and hitting the gym for the past eight weeks.

Individual winner was Susan Lunz, who lost more than 35 pounds ($500). The winning team was Optimist Scholarship Foundation ($1,000), who lost a total of 85 pounds. Team members included Michael Freidrich, Kirsten Freidrich, Amber Collins and Angie Friedrich.

The evening opened with a buffet provided by 10 area restaurants, including: Baked to Perfection, Cabo Mexican Restaurant, Chief Supermarket, Chik-n-House, Delphos Eagles, Kosta’s Topp Chalet, Marco’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Rustic Cafe and The Fort.

North West Physical Therapy provided bottled water and Ivy Hutch & Flowers, Celerbations, Lock Sixteen Catering, Heidelberg Distributing Co. and Jubilee Winery provided decorations, table linens and beverages.

Event sponsors were Ameriprise Financial, Budweiser, Delphos Ambulatory Care, Schrader Realty, Sign Pro Imaging, Superior Federal Credit Union and Toledo Molding and Die.

Last Updated on Friday, September 20, 2013 12:34 AM

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