After 25 years Day In The Village has changed once again, and the rebirth began with new hours. Friday events launched at 2 p.m. with the opening of the annual Stockbridge Area Arts Council Show(SAAC) in the Township Hall. First, second, and third place winners were selected before the show began and ribbons displayed The Art Show ran from 2 to 7 Friday and 10 to 4 Saturday with prize winners receiving awards at about 3:45 p.m.
Laura Kootsillas Jarvis received First place for Sitting Bull with pastel wash. Colleen Redfield’s Renaissance Tapestry collage placed second. Jan Werfelmann took home third with Sunflowers photography.
Dorothy Craft received honorable mention for her oil The Fox that an attendee purchased during the show. Craft donated the proceeds of her sale to the SAAC to continue their projects.
Visitors were asked to vote for Peoples’ Choice which this year went to Bev Glynn for Early Spring.
Open Air Market was on hand Friday with extended hours .
Events in Veterans Park began at 3 with registration for the Superhero Kid’s Run, and of course, an assortment of booths providing Day In the Village T-shirts, games for kids, snacks and more. The Superhero Kid’s races began at 4 p.m. Three races were held with youngest going first, ages three and under.
Then came ages four to six.
The final race was over age 6.
While the races were going on, cheerleader demonstrations and Planet X inflatables were opened. A magician followed, as did a cloggers demonstration. At 7 p.m. Father of the Year was announced. This was followed by FLYTE and then Fire Breathers performed. All these activities pushed Fireworks later than expected, but the added darkness enhanced the display.
Saturday events began on the Township Square with a 5K run. A pet parade brought smiles, and attendees jived to Frye Henderson Sound. Other entertainment throughout the day included Dee Dee the clown, Planet X Inflatables, Bosco, Letha Allen, Phil Tolliver, Mo’Easy, Sprinkler Area, and Kid’s ID. A bicycle was given away and SRSLY had games on the Square. At dusk SRSLY provides the movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”
Sunday, the outdoor Community worship service for Father’s Day was moved indoors due to rain.
Photo montages of the entire weekend, including the names of some activity winners, are available at stockbridgecommunitynews.coms