Edison Fall Festival is lots of fun for kids, families
By Alberta Stojkovic –
The rain held off for most of the day October 20 as Edison Village celebrated their traditional fall street festival. Children and families stopped by for a hot dog, bowl of chili and brownie and to play few games or win a prize. All the proceeds from the festival goes to the work on the Edison Park and Playground.
The “Ratapult” game drew the most attention and lots of people tried their hand at the game throughout the day. The idea was from festival chairman, Tracy Bunker who said she had the idea for a long time and thanked Paul Smith for a really good construction job in putting the game together with her. The game is constructed with a sling shot on a sturdy frame that catapulted a rubber rat across a ten foot space to containers.
Bunker gave special thanks to the “Brothers in Blue” who helped with games and activities. Brothers in Blue is a group of law enforcement officers, fire fighters and first responders who are headquartered in the Toledo area.
Paul Smith of Edison is a part of the group and they hope to start a Central Ohio Chapter for local officers.
Edison Mayor Sandy Ackerman thanked all who attended. Unfortunately rain started falling around 7 p.m. and the festival was called short for the evening. Ackerman said they were pleased to have the Brothers in Blue helping and happy that they raised $245.85 for the Edison Park fund. She thanked Bunker and all who participated in the event.