Ossian Fest set for Aug. 10


Ossian Fest set for Aug. 10


"Ossian  Fest Celebrates Toys & Games" is the theme for the 2013 Ossian Fest set for Saturday, Aug. 10. 

The annual event is organized by the Ossian Crown Club, and for the first time the Fest has been scheduled on a Saturday. 

An important event for the Fest is the Grand Parade scheduled for Saturday evening at 7 p.m. The theme provides area businesses and individuals ideas for designing their floats. Northeast Iowa area businesses and organizations are asked to consider having a parade entry. For further information or questions or to sign up a parade entry, contact Mae Becker, Fest parade chairperson, at rmbecker@acegroup.cc or call (563) 419-3766

There are dozens of other fun events set for the Ossian Fest. 

A 5K Walk/Run will be held at 7 a.m. Registration takes place on Hall Street next to DeSales Church. A $5 donation to the American Cancer Society is suggested as an entry fee. 

A breakfast sponsored by Security State Bank follows the race from 8 to 10 a.m. at Columbus Hall.

A waterball fight, featuring area volunteer fire departments, has been scheduled for the Fest after being absent for many years. 

A new event, the "Consignment Corral" will be held 1-6 p.m. at the Ossian City Park. Items will sell for a minimum of $25.00. Come and purchase your bargain consignment. 

A "Bags Tournament" will run from 2 to 6 p.m. at Carey's Park.  

Events for kids begin at noon and include the free "Wessel's Variety Fish Pond” at Blooms on Main.

Activities at Carey's Park include the "Girl Scout Cookie Games" sponsored by the Girl Scouts, "Kids Again Inflatable Fun Show," the "dunk tank" sponsored by the Ossian LYO, and "Face Painting" sponsored by CWG Consulting.

A "Coin Dig" sponsored by Luana Savings Bank will be held at 3:30 p.m. 

Food is available throughout the day at various sites. 

Special musical events include a performance by “Done Doin' Laundry" from 4 to 6 p.m. at Carey's Park. 

Following the Grand Parade along Main Street will be the music of "Trouble Shooter" from 8:30 p.m. to midnight at Carey’s Park. 

Come over to Ossian and take part in some of the dozens of free events at Ossian Fest on Saturday, Aug. 10.

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