North Star preparing for annual picnic


By Linda Moody - lmoody@aimmedianetwork.com



NORTH STAR — The 65th annual North Star Picnic is set for July 16 and 17 at the Community Center, promising lots of family fun by the sponsors, North Star Community Fire Department and North Star American Legion.

The day before the opening will feature a coed softball tournament, starting at 6 p.m. Friday and again at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Nick Schlater is the contact person for additional information. He can be reached at 419-336-5121.

A Cruise-In Car Show is slated for 6 to 9 p.m. July 16 with entertainment from 8 to 11:30 p.m. by Renegade. For the car show, the contact person is Steve Rindler at 419-336-5731.

More activities are planned for July 17, starting with the Angel Run 5K Run at 9 a.m., with prizes to be awarded at the end of the race. The 19th annual event starts and finishes at North Star Park east of town. Pre-registration is due by July 8. Race day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. There will also be a Fun Run for children beginning at 8:45 a.m.

The parade will begin at 2 p.m. with two area women — Velma Barga and Bernie Niekamp — having been named grand marshals. Mike McClurg can be reached for parade information at 419-336-0101. The antique tractor show will be held from 2 to 6 pm. with Bill Roll in charge.

The Pedal Tractor Pull will begin at 3 p.m. with registration in the entertainment tent immediately following the parade.

There will be a corn hole tournament, with a 64-team limit, at 4 p.m. with registration from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., while a double-elimination, six-person team dodge ball tournament is set to get underway at 6:30 p.m. Sign-up will be at 5:30 p.m. It costs $30 a team of a six person team ages 9 and under, 10-14 and 15 and over.

This year’s talent show is set to be from 5 to 6:3o p.m. with Steve Ruhenkamp in charge. He can be contacted at 419-336-7401.

A raffle drawing will close out the evening, starting at 9. Tickets purchasers do not need to be present to win.

By Linda Moody

lmoody@aimmedianetwork.com

This writer may be reached at 937-569-4315. Follow her on Facebook and join the conversation and get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com.

This writer may be reached at 937-569-4315. Follow her on Facebook and join the conversation and get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com.

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