Sweet corn festival starts next week

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The Millersport Lions Club celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Millersport Sweet Corn Festival. The festival runs from Wednesday, August 31 through Saturday, September 3 at the Sweet Corn Festival Grounds on Chautauqua Boulevard. The festival will be open from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. each evening from Wednesday to Friday and will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Saturday.

There will be entertainment on the Brookover-Harlow Pavilion Stages, Founders’ Commons Stage and Hickory Grove Bandstand throughout the festival. The covered bridge entertainment area will feature garden and tractor tug pulls on Wednesdays and antique (pre-1960) tractor tug pulls on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The 33rd annual Ken Keener Classic 5K will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

The festival will kick off with the Grand Parade from 6 p.m. on Wednesday. This year’s parade grand marshals are the sweet corn festival queens of the past 75 years. Seventeen contestants from central Ohio schools will compete for the title of Queen of the 2022 Sweet Corn Festival at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The entertainment will feature Matt Stell at 8:30 p.m. Friday. The Frontmen will be the star entertainment at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Entrance to the festival is free. Parking is $10 per vehicle. The $5,000 grand prize draw will take place Saturday at 11 p.m. For more information, visit sweetcornfest.com.

Public Review of Stormwater Transport Study

The North Walnut Township Stormwater Hauling Study Public Review and Input Meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 25, in the Walnut Township Local Schools District Auditorium, Millersport Elementary School, at 11850 Lancaster Street in Millersport. This public meeting is designed to gather more information from the owners and verify the conditions indicated in the models. Owners are asked to come and share information about the area and its flooding issues. The agenda will include an overview of the area, general expectations of the project, running the model, additional information gathered, initial discussion on solutions and funding, comments and questions from the public, summary of formal discussion and informal public review of maps and diagrams.

Back-to-school information

Families with students at local schools in Walnut Township are reminded to make any address or phone number changes in the OneView student portal and notify the building secretary as soon as possible. Important information is sent to homes throughout the year. Parents are notified by telephone of school closures and delays, as well as emergencies. Families leaving the district are required to notify the school and complete withdrawal documentation. For more information, contact the school district office at 740-467-2802.

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