Elsie McGlothen, transportation coordinator for the Auglaize County Council on Aging, stands next to the 2014 Ford van the agency received Wednesday through an Ohio Department of Transportation grant. (Staff photo/Mike Burkholder)
September is National Senior Center Month, and the Auglaize County Council on Aging has found a fun, festive way to celebrate. It will host the third annual Auglaize County Harvestfest from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds east gate entrance. Entry is $1 or a canned good that will be donated to a local food pantry. Kids 10 and under will be admitted free.
New this year will be a car show, which will run all day. Door prizes will be given to the first 30 entrants, and the cost to enter is $5.
The event will also feature chicken and rib dinners provided by Sweet Caroline’s. Tickets for chicken dinners are $8 and $11 for rib dinners, and can be purchased directly from the ACCA.
At 11 a.m., the Auglaize County Commissioners will announce Fern Johns as the 2014 Outstanding Senior Citizen, an award given out every year by the ACCA since the late 1980s.
“It’s a way to honor our seniors for the contributions they make in Auglaize County,” ACCA Director Chris Roby said.
For the full story, see the Thursday, Sept. 4 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.