A new fun event for the family is being incorporated into a local Fourth of July festival this year.
The St. Joe Firecracker 5K Run/Walk is scheduled to take place on July 2. Registration the day of the race will begin at 7:45 a.m. and the race is slated to start at 9 a.m. at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
The event is sponsored by St. Joseph Church and is in conjunction with the St. Joe Fourth of July Festival. For a registration form, go to www.speedy-feet.com, and select the âracesâ tab.
Three city streets should receive a new layer of asphalt through a state grant if an ordinance receives Wapakoneta City Council approval.
The ordinance authorizes Safety-Service Director Bill Rains to set specifications, advertise for bids and execute a paving program for Wheeler Lane and Franklin and Highland avenues through state Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The work would be completed this summer.
BUCKLAND â Now that the Buckland Volunteer Fire Department is separate from the village, raising money to support its services is more important than ever.
Itâs largest fundraiser of the year â the 39th annual Buckland Firemanâs Festival â was deemed a success by the volunteer firefighters and their family members who organize it each year.
âWe had a good weekend,â festival Chair Capt. Mike Vorhees told the Wapakoneta Daily News on Sunday after the two-day festival in downtown Buckland concluded.