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BACK AGAIN: Fall fest to be filled with ‘family fun’

August 27, 2013

Brothers Jericho (right) and Isaiah Boston play on some straw bales at last year’s Fall Festival at Morsches Park. Post & Mail photo / Christie Barkley

COLUMBIA CITY — After drought conditions snuffed out Independence Day festivities in 2012, the first fall festival was planned and is slated to return for a second year.

The Fall Festival will be held Sept. 14 at Morsches Park from 1 to 9 p.m.

“This is event is full of family fun,” Mark Green, Columbia City Parks Department director. “No matter what your age, there is something for everyone this year.”

Launching the festival will be a 5K Pumpkin Run at 1 p.m., hosted by Parkview Whitley Hospital and a cornhole tournament at the Whitley County YMCA.

Green said last year’s festival, in its inaugural year, was a starting point for what is now an annual event.

“Last year we had the festival in order to have something in place of the Fourth of July cancellations,” Green said. “The fall event was a success even with the bad weather. People came out to support it and it made sense to have it again.”

Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel took a unofficial Facebook survey after last year’s event to get feedback from community members.

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