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Amish Buggy Classic Kicks-Off Middlefield’s Summerfest


DSCF1506Middlefield – Middlefield Activities Committee held their Annual Summerfest this past Saturday and it went off without a hitch. In past years, the event was held at the Municipal Center, this year it was moved to Harrington Square Mall Parking Lot. They roped off a section of the far parking lot for venders, creating a make- shift midway that housed plenty of vendors, an inflatable slide and a bounce house.

First thing, Saturday morning was the Amish Buggy Classic 5k Road Race. The race had 58 runners, who ran a fun course while dodging the road apples.

Later in the day, the parade stepped off from Jordak Elementary School with Middlefield Police Department’s Officer Erin Thomas and Sergeant Brandon Savage as parade marshals. The parade had a variety of participants including the AL Koran cars and motor bikes, Cardinal High School Marching Band, local businesses with decorated floats, Huntsburg Pumpkin Queen, St. Helen’s Unicycle Drill Team, fire trucks, veterans and more. It was a great day for a parade.

Following the parade, the midway officially opened, where one could find plenty of good food, crafts and locally grown plants. Amish made kettle corn was a hit as well as the lemonade shake-ups. One could also find fries, funnel cakes, pizza and just about any other fair type food that tickled their fancy.

The fun did not end with the parade. The kids could be found in the bounce house and on the inflatable slide or they were waiting their turn to ride the barrel train Mark the Magician was on hand to entertain the youngsters with his magic and Jungle Terry wowed the boys and girls with his wild  menagerie. If that wasn’t enough, they also had Petunia, the balloon artist, creating her magic with balloons, rocket car rides and later in the day, they had Dialed Action Sports BMX Show scheduled as well.

The adults could participate in or watch the corn hole tournament, listen to live music by “Round to Its” band and see who would be named Middlefield’s Most Talented Person.  Speaking of Middlefield’s Most Talented Person, Isabelle Macek took top honors in the contest and won $150 for her singing ability.

It was a great day for the community to come together and have fun, which they did. The grand finale` of the day was a wonderful fireworks display.


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Denise Bly has been a correspondent for the Weekly Villager for five years. She also does the public relations for Garrettsville Summerfest and the Garrettsville Area Chamber. In her spare time, she can be found at most local events, especially J.A. Garfield’s, high school and middle school athletic and musical events. When not out and about in the community, she can be found at home reading, sewing, cooking and spending time with her family.