Special to 1808Delaware

The Greater Galena Civic Association has planned a full day of fun for Summerfest on August 28 in downtown Galena.

Journey Fellowship kicks off the event with opening ceremonies at 11 AM. You’ll enjoy great food, a beer garden, and shopping at many business, arts, and craft vendors. The GGCA will have its popular Summerfest t-shirts on sale and you can buy raffle tickets for a chance to win awesome prizes such as a paddle board kit or a fire pit.

Entertainment for the day includes:

  • Noon Southern Ohio Flying K9s Show
  • 12:30 PM Master of Ceremonies Mike Kilburn from ABC 6 TV and out n about Columbus
  • 1 PM Long Play (formerly The Hobgoblins)
    Perdue Tae Kwon Do Demonstration
  • 2 PM Southern Ohio Flying K9s Show
  • 3 PM Hurricane Jerry
  • 4-6 PM MedFlight Landing & Tours
  • 4:30 PM Leap of Faith Dancers
  • 5 PM The Usual Suspects and Repeat Offenders
  • 6:30 PM Master of Ceremonies Joe Jankowski from Jazz 98.5
  • 7 PM Sean Carney
  • 8:30 PM Jamie Sagle
  • 9 PM Ray Fuller & the Bluesrockers

New this year is Critter Corner 11 AM-3 PM at Ruffner Park. You’ll be able to meet adoptable dogs from Rico Pet Recovery, Cause for Canines, and the Humane Society of Delaware County. At Noon and 2 PM, the Southern Ohio Flying K9s will wow the crowd with their exciting frisbee show.

Always popular is KidZone 11 AM-6 PM at Journey Fellowship. Kids can enjoy free pony rides, face painting, crafts, balloons, a petting zoo, and the whole family can take a horse and wagon ride.

Another new feature is Safety Street on Harrison St. You can touch a truck and meet our first responders including the fire safety trailer, kids obstacle course, Delaware County Sheriff’s Command Center and mounted deputies; BST&G ladder and engine trucks; Harlem Township Fire District tanker truck; Delaware County EMS ambulance, Kubota, and bike patrol; Genoa Township Fire District rescue boat; and, the Delaware General Health District. MedFlight will land and offer tours in the 4-6 PM timeframe.

The Galena Historic Museum will be open 11 AM-8 PM at the Galena Village Hall, 109 Harrison St. The Big Walnut Nature Club will showcase the Village Hall Chimney Swifts at 8:30 PM as they make their dramatic approach to roost for the night.

Summerfest is a big undertaking and requires many volunteers. If you can spare a couple hours to help make this event a success, contact ssg_steve_grim@yahoo.com .

Visit GalenaSummerfest.com or Follow Galena Summerfest 2021 on Facebook for complete event details.

Source: Greater Galena Civic Association; Image by atimedia from Pixabay

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