Pioneer Days continues into weekend


By Tara Jones - tjones@limanews.com



Fifteen-year-old Brenna Smith of Kalida (left) and her thirteen-year-old cousin visiting from Michigan react to a ride during last year’s Kalida Pioneer Days.

Fifteen-year-old Brenna Smith of Kalida (left) and her thirteen-year-old cousin visiting from Michigan react to a ride during last year’s Kalida Pioneer Days.


File photo | The Lima News

Aviva Prosser, 8, of Oakwood, waves to mother Veronica Prosser while riding the big rig track ride during Kalida Pioneer Days.

Aviva Prosser, 8, of Oakwood, waves to mother Veronica Prosser while riding the big rig track ride during Kalida Pioneer Days.


File photo | The Lima News

KALIDA — This week’s festivities are well underway, but there is still plenty of time to visit downtown Kalida’s Pioneer Days for a step back in time.

Events ramp up tonight with the 4-miler at 6:30 p.m. beginning at Kalida High School with the afterparty set to begin at 7:30 p.m. During that time, the Wine and Bourbon Pour will be at Pioneer Park Pavilion with live music by Polly Mae. The Sushi Roll Band will end the night from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Saturday’s lineup will include the volleyball invitational at 9 a.m. at the high school and St. Michael gymnasiums while the antique tractor and truck show, craft show and car show will all be going on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The parade is set for 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Rides by Durant Amusements will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. today, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. A full schedule is available pioneerdays.com.

Hardin County Fair: continues today through Sunday, Hardin County Fairgrounds, Kenton.

Rides noon to 11 p.m. daily; Truck and tractor pull 7 p.m. today; Tyler Rich with Matt Stell 7 p.m. Saturday; Demolition derby 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission $8. Full schedule hardincountyfair.org.

If you’re looking to stay active, you can walk and dance the day away at one of the following events as well:

Ohio ASSURE Suicide Awareness Community Walk: 9 a.m. Saturday, Mercer County Fairgrounds, 1001 W. Market St., Celina. Registration 8 a.m. Funds raised to research, education, advocacy, prevention initiatives and programs to support those impacted in the area.

Northwest Ohio Walk to End Alzheimer’s: 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Cook Hall, OSU-Lima, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima. Registration 9 a.m., Promise Garden Ceremony at 10 a.m.

West Central Ohio Sickle Cell Coalition sickle cell awareness event: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Bradfield Community Center, 550 S. Collett St., Lima. Register at Bradfield or bradfieldinfo@gmail.com. Registration 10:30 a.m. Awareness and support of families affected by Sickle Cell disease.

Denim, Diamond and Pearls dinner and dance fundraiser: 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Howard Johnson, 1920 Roschman Ave., Lima. Tickets $30 at Eventbrite. For Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Includes a mechanical bull, prizes, cash bar and western attire.

Fifteen-year-old Brenna Smith of Kalida (left) and her thirteen-year-old cousin visiting from Michigan react to a ride during last year’s Kalida Pioneer Days.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/09/web1_pioneerdays01.jpgFifteen-year-old Brenna Smith of Kalida (left) and her thirteen-year-old cousin visiting from Michigan react to a ride during last year’s Kalida Pioneer Days. File photo | The Lima News
Aviva Prosser, 8, of Oakwood, waves to mother Veronica Prosser while riding the big rig track ride during Kalida Pioneer Days.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/09/web1_pioneerdays.jpgAviva Prosser, 8, of Oakwood, waves to mother Veronica Prosser while riding the big rig track ride during Kalida Pioneer Days. File photo | The Lima News

By Tara Jones

tjones@limanews.com

Reach Tara Jones at 567-242-0511.

Reach Tara Jones at 567-242-0511.

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