YOLO Park hosts Zechar Bailey 80th Anniversary

GREENVILLE — Soft summertime breezes and music filled YOLO Park last Friday evening for the Zechar Bailey 80th Anniversary Celebration.

As Darke County residents took a stroll down Broadway to see the many artisans demonstrating their talents, the crowd headed down to the corner of Martin and Broadway to join in the festivities. Children gathered to have fun at the YOLO Park Splash Pad while moms, dads, grandparents, friends and neighbors gathered to enjoy the warm weather and jovial atmosphere of the evening.

Members of the Zechar Bailey staff handed out free chocolate chip cookies, and the Gospel Baptist Ice-Cream Truck was on-site to share cups of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice-cream to all those in attendance. Many attendees brought lawn chairs to settle in and relax while listening to an open concert of classic hits by the talented family of Deron Bell. The festivities aligned with the Mainstreet Greenville Artisan Stroll, which also took place Friday evening.

The Zechar family sends a big ‘thank you’ to Gospel Baptist Church for providing the ice-cream, Ryan Berry with Mainstreet Greenville for helping us coordinate the event. Also, many thanks to David and Sharon Warner, with all their assistance with the band, and to the amazing Deron Bell band for an outstanding performance. Also, thanks go out to Beanz Bakery for making the delicious chocolate chip cookies, and to the City of Greenville Park Department for all their hard work, and the dedicated Zechar Bailey staff, both full and part-time.

“We want to thank the many people of city of Greenville and Darke County who stopped in to the celebration,” said Kent Zechar on behalf of the Zechar-Bailey family. “We appreciate all of you, and how you have made us a part of your lives over the years.”

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Zechar Bailey staff members greeted patrons and guests at YOLO Park during Friday’s Zechar Bailey 80th Anniversary celebration. Pictured (left to right) are Jeff Lyme, John Wirrig, Greg Zechar, David Nixon, Rosalynn Sever, Jane Clum, and Hallie Foureman.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2021/08/web1_Zechar-Bailey-80th-Greg-and-staff.jpgZechar Bailey staff members greeted patrons and guests at YOLO Park during Friday’s Zechar Bailey 80th Anniversary celebration. Pictured (left to right) are Jeff Lyme, John Wirrig, Greg Zechar, David Nixon, Rosalynn Sever, Jane Clum, and Hallie Foureman. Carol Marsh | Darke County Media

Gary Zechar smiles and greets guests while enjoying a cup of chocolate ice-cream at the 80th Anniversary celebration of Zechar-Bailey at YOLO Park last Friday evening.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2021/08/web1_Gary-Zechar-ice-cream.jpgGary Zechar smiles and greets guests while enjoying a cup of chocolate ice-cream at the 80th Anniversary celebration of Zechar-Bailey at YOLO Park last Friday evening. Carol Marsh | Darke County Media

YOLO Park, at the corner of Broadway and Martin Streets, in Greenville, was the perfect setting for the Zechar Bailey 80th Anniversary celebration on Friday, Aug. 6.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2021/08/web1_YOLO-Park-gathering.jpgYOLO Park, at the corner of Broadway and Martin Streets, in Greenville, was the perfect setting for the Zechar Bailey 80th Anniversary celebration on Friday, Aug. 6. Carol Marsh | Darke County Media

Jeff Lyme (right) along with Greg Zechar (left) greet guests as they come through the gate at YOLO Park.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2021/08/web1_Greg-Zechar-and-Jeff-Lyme.jpgJeff Lyme (right) along with Greg Zechar (left) greet guests as they come through the gate at YOLO Park. Carol Marsh | Darke County Media

Performers Deron Bell and family sing classic tunes for the audience during last Friday night Artisan Stroll and Zechar Bailey 80th Anniversary celebration.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2021/08/web1_Deron-Bell.jpgPerformers Deron Bell and family sing classic tunes for the audience during last Friday night Artisan Stroll and Zechar Bailey 80th Anniversary celebration. Carol Marsh | Darke County Media

https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2021/08/web1_Gospel-Ice-Cream.jpgCarol Marsh | Darke County Media
Darke County community comes out to celebrate

By Carol Marsh

DarkeCountyMedia.com

Carol Marsh covers community interest stories and handles obituaries for Darke County Media. Have an event or suggestion to share? She can be contacted by email at [email protected] or by phone at 937-569-4314.