FALL FESTIVAL: To become two-day event

COLUMBIA CITY — The Fall Festival, originally planned to take place Sept. 22 has expanded into a two-day event.“It has grown to be a bigger event than what we originally planned, which is great,” said Park Director Mark Green at the Columbia City Common Council meeting. “I think it will be really neat.”Mayor Ryan Daniel said several people who were involved in the Fall Festival sat down last week and talked about turning it into a two day event.“On Friday night the 21st, is the Elementary mile championship run,” said Daniel. “It’s an event we’ve actually had down there for some time now.”According to Daniel, over 750 runners are already expected to participate in the run held at Morsches Park. Bluebird Revival will perform that night, and food vendors will be open to accommodate the crowd.On Sept. 22, Daniel said the Farmer’s Market will be held at Morsches Park, along with flag football, bouncing houses for the kids, Spike and the Bulldogs at 7 p.m. and Fireworks around 8:30 p.m., depending on how dark it is at that time.As the planning continues, Daniel said they will be working to provide a full schedule of events.“It’s going to be a big weekend for our city and for our park,” said Daniel. “It’s been a lot of work and coordination, but it’s going to turn out to be a really great event.”