Bloomingburg Community Day coming this Saturday

By Martin Graham -

The Bloomingburg Community Day will be held this Saturday and will include games, food and a dedication ceremony.

Residents are invited to enjoy the fifth-annual Bloomingburg Community Day, which will be held from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the town hall on Saturday, thanks to the the Bloomingburg Community Day Committee. Many activities for the whole family will be available, such as a bouncy house, sack races, kids’ cornhole, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, karaoke, face painting, a dunk tank and much more.

The committee said that the village will have a multitude of yard sales and that it is refreshing to see everyone out and about walking the village. They said that this is an opportunity to meet the council and mayor Gayle Brown as well as a chance to enjoy their neighbors.

A car show will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a $10 entry fee and awards being granted at 2 p.m. The first 25 entries will receive goody bags, 18 car and truck trophies will be awarded, three motorcycle trophies will be awarded and many door prizes will be given away. This event is sponsored by Advance Auto Parts, Auto Zone, Ben Stage Metal Roofing, Bloomingburg Spring & Wire, Carroll Halliday Ford, CJ Pony Parts & Performance, Doug Marine Motors, Green & Sons, Gusweiler GM & Toyota, Hazelwood Painting and O’Reilly’s.

The Bloomingburg Community Day Committee also invites the community to a Memorial Dedication Ceremony to honor veterans. With financial help thanks to grants from Fayette County Travel & Tourism and donations, the village recently received a Veterans Memorial for the Bloomingburg Town Hall lawn.

The desire to honor veterans is something the committee said they wanted to do for awhile, but just now has been able to complete that goal. A dedication ceremony will be held to honor those who have fought for our country at 1 p.m. on the town hall lawn.

This ceremony will include a presentation by the committee and other residents of Bloomingburg, and will feature the stories of a few residents who served in the military. The stories of Cpl. Henry Casey, who was a Medal of Honor recipient from the Civil War and lived in Bloomingburg, and John Wrobbel, who operated the Golden Loaf Bakery and served in the U.S. Army in both World War I and the Spanish American War, will be told by Robert Grim. Grim will also detail his own service to the country and the awards he has received.

Other guests and participants in the dedication include Cub Scout Pack 112, Boy Scout Troop 5112, Pastor Phil Webb, former Member Ohio House Rep. Disctrict 85 and U.S. Navy Veteran Ray Pryor, the Fayette County Honor Guard and Commander Henry Casey Camp No. 92, and U.S. Marine Veteran Shane L. Milburn.

By Martin Graham

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