Pickle Run Festival planners say thanks to volunteers

The Fourth of July Weekend was a busy one in Galion. Pickle Run 2016 kicked off on Friday night and events continued Saturday and Sunday. The festival was a major event to coordinate and took cooperation from numerous organizations and individuals to make it possible. We want to take a moment to recognize them and show our gratitude.

First, thank you to the City of Galion for its support of the festival. City crews mowed Heise Park and Amanns Reservoir, flags were raised on light poles throughout the park and a stage and street barricades were provided. The city also paid for this year’s fireworks display for the community to enjoy.

Another huge thank you is in order for Galion Rotary Club, which provided the required insurance coverage for the festival. A Rotarian also allowed use of his Cub Cadet to haul trash to the dumpster.

A special addition to this year’s Independence Day was the Eyes of Freedom display coming to Galion. Thank you to Galion Community Theatre for providing display space, and to the Galion Historical Society and American Legion for partnering with GCT to bring the memorial to town.

Events and competitions are the cornerstone of the festival, so thank you to all of the groups and individuals who organized them, the volunteers who helped these events run smoothly and Galion City Schools for allowing many of these events to be held on their athletic fields.

Thank you to the wonderful food vendors and all of the local groups that set up fundraising or informational booths.

Thank you to Todd Layland for providing sound and movie projection equipment on Saturday, and Jan Meeks for providing sound equipment on Sunday. Thank you to the following local music acts that performed: In His Name, Galion Community Band, Local Groove and Crazy Gringos.

Lastly, thank you to everyone who attended the festival or participated in any of this year’s events.

We hope you had fun!

The Pickle Run Planning Committee

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