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Downtown Ravenna To Celebrate Summer

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The Ravenna United Fund, Inc. is sponsoring SummerFest 2012 from 10:00am – 6:00pm on Saturday, June 16 downtown Ravenna.

Opening ceremony by Mayor Joe Bica and the singing of the National Anthem by Linda Pierson will be held at 10:00am. Main Street in downtown Ravenna will be turned into a street filled with entertainment on Saturday. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs, sit awhile as you enjoy a fun filled day. Food and treats will be available throughout the day. An information table will be set up on the courthouse lawn where visitors can pick up fliers with details regarding the Ravenna SummerFest events of the day.

Joe Mazzola is organizing the Ravenna SummerFest Car Show, that will be displayed on Main Street, which will be closed to through traffic. Ravenna Guido’s and Ravenna Hometown Bank are sponsoring this event. The cost to participate in the car show is $5 per car. Registration begins at 9am. Drivers will be awarded trophies including Best of Show Stock and Best of Show Modified.

Participating merchants will hold sidewalk sales or hang signs in their windows to participate. Many of the merchants will set on the streets while others will have tables in front of their stores. Throughout the day there will be food vendors, merchant sales, sidewalk sales, D.J. and karaoke, as well as a Marshal Arts demonstration. There will also be face painting by Working Grass Loom from Historical Society.

There will be a Marlene Watt Memorial Event on June 16 as well. Participants will meet at Ravenna High School Campus, 6589 North Chestnut Street. Registration will be at 7:00am. The 2-mile run/walk will start at 8:00am, the 5-mile walk/run starts at 8:30am, and the 1-mile Paw- #4 kids starts at 9:30am.

We hope to see you, as well as your family at this fun filled day of events!

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