Put-in-Bay Founder's Day - June 17
June 06, 2012
The annual Founder’s Day at Put-in-Bay will be held in the center of the village DeRivera Park on Sunday, June 17 from 11 am-5 pm. This free, family-focused island event, hosted by the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce, celebrates the founding of Put-in-Bay by Hispanic merchant Jose DeRivera. The celebration will begin with a warm up on Saturday evening with fireworks at dusk. On Sunday, Founder’s Day will feature entertainment by the Rent Party Band playing popular tunes in a fair-type atmosphere. At 1pm and 3pm, the Faire Wynds circus will perform slight of hand and other curiosities for young and old to enjoy. At 2:30 pm the Island Antique Car Parade will entertain young and old with antique cars and candy.
Many island and local groups will also participate in the festivities. The PIB EMS is offering ambulance tours as well as the Mini Life Flight ride for kids. The PIB Volunteer Fire Department will feature a new and an antique fire engine. Per tradition, the Hog Roasters popular ox roast sandwiches will be served, and leave room for the fresh homemade strawberry shortcake offered by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. After lunch, search for the next addition to your family with our friends from the Ottawa County Humane Society and Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary. Many local crafters and jewelry makers will be selling their wares as well.
Local retail groups and crafters are invited to participate in this event. Tables are provided free of charge, please contact Kim Stoiber at 419-285-4741 to learn more about a getting a retail area. To learn more about Put-in-Bay, see the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce website at www.visitputinbay.com and check www.millerferry.com and www.jet-express.com for ferry schedules and fares.
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