Jolinda Van Dyke, the executive director of Fayette County Travel & Tourism, spoke Monday about the success of the Fayette County Open House/Fly-In at the county airport on Saturday.
“We had Horney’s BBQ there, they sold out,” Van Dyke said. “We had homemade ice cream which was enjoyed by everyone, they loved that. We had the Jeep Club there and they gave prizes to the first, second and third place Jeeps, but we had a ton of Jeeps show up. That was different around this area. We had a great event, it was the most successful so far.”
Van Dyke said that they had good participation in the morning 5K run, though she would have liked to have seen more, and around 80 kids received face painting from Mandy Miller and Creative Courthouse. Altogether, Van Dyke said it was the most well-attended open house for the airport in years.
“The Pilot’s Association put this together, they did a great job and really worked hard these last two weeks getting everything going in advance,” Van Dyke said. “It was a really good event and we hope to see more in the future.”
Fayette County Travel & Tourism would like to remind the community of several upcoming events. On Aug. 10 starting at 6 p.m. is Streetside 62 Bike Night, on Aug. 26 both the Brew Fest at Pour Boys’ Brew House LLC and Art on the Square will be held downtown, and in September the Scarecrow Festival will return from the 15-17.
For more information visit fayettecountyohio.com or contact Jolinda Van Dyke at (800) 479-7797.