Organizations help and entertain residents and visitors alike Big Walnut Civic Assocaition
Big Walnut Friends Who Share
www.sunburyvillage.com. www.sunburysizzleandsounds.com The BWCA serves to better the Big Walnut community in many ways. It is best known for hosting “Sunbury Sizzle & Sounds” held the first weekend after school begins in August, with an all-day lineup of local music, kids’ zone and beer garden on the Sunbury Square. To see this year’s musical lineup visit www.sunburysizzleandsounds.com. During the summer the BWCA also hosts “Movies on the Square.” Local businesses sponsor a Saturday night movie for free family fun. For this year’s movie schedule, check out www.sunburyvillage.com. The Big Walnut Civic Association also hosts an amazing fireworks display in the evening to cap off the Fourth of July.
BigWalnutFriendsWhoShare.org. Focused on improving the living conditions of residents in the Big Walnut School District, Friends Who Share accepts donations of nonperishable food items and gently-used clothing, furniture and household items to give back to those in need, free of charge. A host of volunteers spend countless hours caring for our community, one jar of peanut butter at a time. 4-H Clubs 4-H.org
Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial OhioFallenHeroes.org
Big Walnut Relay For Life RelayForLife.org/BigWalnut Partnering with the American Cancer Society, Big Walnut is proud to host the Relay for Life each June at Big Walnut High School. Following the ceremonial survivors’ lap, the Friday evening festivities kick off the overnight relay for participants to raise funds for cancer research. The closing ceremony on Saturday at noon reflects this huge commitment by our small town.
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A fitting tribute to our loved ones who have lost their lives to the war on terrorism, the Fallen Heroes Memorial brings many visitors to Sunbury year– round. Dedicated in 2007, a memorial service is held in July each year so we “never forget.” This memorial was established in 2005 by several local Veterans who wanted to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice by defending our freedom. It is the only recognized memorial in Ohio that is dedicated to all who died in the line of duty. The memorial is centered in the heart of Sunbury. Greater Galena Civic Association www.galenasummerfest.com The Greater Galena Civic Association is a not-for-profit organization whose primary goal is to promote our community and help our government plan for growth in the greater Galena area. GGCA hosts the annual Galena SummerFest each August. Come out for great food, music and fun for the entire family.
Just one of the many commitments this community makes to our youth is through leadership and participation in our local 4-H clubs and our local fairs. Crafts, livestock and horticultural projects are just a few examples of what you will see from the Big Walnut youth at the Delaware County and Hartford fairs.
Delaware County Fair www.delawarecountyfair.com This annual event takes place in September with many featured events. From rides, fair food and 4-H competitions, this fair is known for the historic Little Brown Jug. The ‘Jug’ race first took place back in 1937 and is a showcase for harness racing. With an estimate of 27,000 spectators, it’s an event you won’t want to miss.
Published on Nov 2, 2016
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