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Looking for somewhere to go this week that celebrates summer? There are still plenty of good festivals on the horizon, many of them starting today. With everything from bed races to local brews, it’s something for everyone. And, in case you’ve not yet gotten your fill of fireworks, there’s a display Saturday in Forest’s Tree Town Festival.

Gas up the car, grab the kids, and head out for fun.


The annual “Putt Around the Lake” golf outing starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at a variety of locations around Indian Lake. It’s 18 holes at 18 establishments that you can hit by boat or by car. Choose nine of them to compete in this traveling miniature putt-putt tournament that runs until 7 p.m. Four person entry fee is $60. Registration can be made at 10 a.m. Saturday at any of the 18 participating locations, including Tilton Hotel, the Moose Lodge, Eagles or the Donut Shop. Prizes go from $300 for first to $100 for third place. Call 937-843-5392.


The Summer Moon Festival kicks off Wednesday with the Miss Summer Moon Scholarship Pageant at the Wapak Performing Arts Center. Events continue Thursday with bed races, Wapak-brewed beer, and Brother Believe Me performing. The festival runs through July 21 throughout the town.


The village’s annual Tree Town Festival kicks off today and runs through Sunday in Forest. There are rides, baseball tournaments, a car/truck cruise-in, and a parade. Also, Tree Town Idol and a karaoke contest. Fireworks are 10:30 p.m. Saturday, with a rain date of Sunday.


The Van Wert Historical Society hosts Railroad Heritage Weekend Saturday and Sunday at the Van Wert Fairgrounds. Model train layouts along with railroad memorabilia will be on display. Also, speakers, a swap meet and a hobo camp.

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