Pickle Run launches today

The Pickle Run Festival is making its comeback today.

The event, a local tradition, will have its revival for the first time in about 15 years after first being held in 1978 as a Galion Booster Club fundraiser.

It wil be held today and tomorrow at Heise Park.

“Everything is coming together great,” committee member Sarah Capretta said.We have had such an interest in all of the activities and the weather is looking beautiful for the weekend. I am excited to see everyone down there and look forward to a huge success for all the groups that are joining us to fundraise.”

Attendees are encouraged to use the #PickleRun hashtag when posting pictures to Facebook and Twitter from the event.

Here is the schedule for this weekend’s events.

July 4

5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Fun Run – 8:30 a.m.

Punt, Pass and Kick – noon-2 p.m.

Anything Goes – 4-6 p.m.

Teen Night at Heise Pool – 7-9 p.m.

Movie in the Park – 9:30-11:30 p.m.

July 5

Disc Golf Tournament at Amick Reservoir – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Classic Car/Motorcycle Show – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Church Service – 11 a.m.

Volleyball Tournament – 1 p.m.

Music in the Park – 2-9 p.m.

Parade and Kids’ Bike Parade – 2 p.m.

Community Sponsored Events and Games, Free Throw Contest and Children’s Relay Races – 4-8 p.m.

Galion Graders Baseball Game – 7:05 p.m.

Fireworks Show – 9:45 p.m.

All events will be held in Heise Park unless otherwise noted.


Pugh is the Group Content Editor of the Galion Inquirer, Morrow County Sentinel, Bellville Star and Knox County Citizen. You can reach him at [email protected] or on Twitter at @pughcivitas

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