Many folks enjoyed the 2011 SummerFest in Garrettsville last year. Well, did you know that the SummerFest committee has two fundraisers that help pay for the event? The committee will once again hold a car raffle along with T-shirts sales to fund the event. This year’s vehicle is locally donated by Kepich Ford and for the first time ever, the raffle vehicle will be a truck, a nicely-equipped black Ford F-150 truck. Tickets for the truck are $20 each or the early bird special of six tickets for $100 until June 21, 2012. After June 21, 2012 the price for tickets will be $20 each. Tickets can be purchased at Skylanes Bowling Alley, Middlefield Bank, Huntington Bank, Weekly Villager, and other local businesses in Garrettsville. The drawing will be held at the close of the festival on June 24, 2012 following Garrettsville Idol. The winner can choose between the car and $20,000 in cash. Second prize is an iPad III. and third prize is a trip to Las Vegas. Orders are being taken at the Weekly Villager for T-shirts featuring this year’s theme “A Tribute to the Armed Forces.” They are a camouflage green. Shirts are $12 each and are available in adult sizes only. Extended sizes are available for an additional $3 charge per shirt. Call 330 527-5761 to order your shirts. Shirts will also be available in town by the end of April at Skylanes Bowling, Middlefield Bank, Huntington Bank, Weekly Villager, and Millers Restaurant. There is a limited quantity this year and when they are gone, they are gone so order now to beat the rush so you are not left without one.

This year’s SummerFest Festival is sponsored by, Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce, Geauga Vision, Ellerhorst-Russell Insurance Agency, Kepich Ford and the Weekly Villager. The festival is traditionally held the fourth full weekend in June at the corners of S.R.82 and S.R. 88 in downtown Garrettsville. More information can be found at