Archive - Jul 23, 2012 - News Article
BRYAN — Wapakoneta emerged from the first weekend at the state ACME baseball tournament with a loss, but the Redskins are still alive after a bounceback win on Sunday.
The Redskins’ latest encounter in what has developed into a Western Buckeye League rivalry with Defiance was a 3-0 loss that put them in a must-win situation the rest of the tournament. Wapakoneta responded with a 12-3 win over Springfield on Sunday afternoon to stay alive in the tourney.
For one area family, the Run to the Moon races Saturday morning proved to be a family affair.
The four-member family raced together in the 5K race. Others could race in a 10K race and youngsters and their parent could race in a special 1-mile race. All the races started and ended at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum.
Amy and Jim Morrisey, of Lima, who ran the race with their two daughters, Jocelyn and Emily, praised race organizer, Amy Kentner, for a well-planned event.
“Probably the most successful ever.”
Those were the final words 2012 Summer Moon Festival chairman Josh Steinke used to describe this year’s event, held Wednesday through Sunday.
“We likely had record attendance,” Steinke said. “The weather was cooperative. All of the ride vendors and food vendors said sales were up from last year.”
This year feature lager beer, Old Vienna Lager, was sold out by 10:30 p.m. Saturday night, Steinke said. A total of eight kegs had been made for the festival.
The third annual talent show proved to be a huge success for the third consecutive year, organizers said, drawing a crowd of more than 200 people who watched 29 acts during the Summer Moon Festival in downtown Wapakoneta Saturday.
Winners are not named in the contest, as it is just a chance for talented children between the ages of 8 to 18 to showcase their abilities.
“They were all very good,” Connie Krites, co-chair of the event, said.
The event is sponsored by the Wapakoneta Noon Optimists.