Falloween Fest Kicks Off This Weekend in Walkerton


John Glenn is gearing up for their annual Falloween Fest, kicking off Sept. 13 and running through Sept. 15 at 201 John Glenn Drive in Walkerton. The John Glenn School Corporation has a number of events planned for the weekend, including activities for the entire family and fundraising efforts by school organizations, community groups, civic groups and area churches to raise money for college scholarship for the school corporation’s students.

Food will be provided by a number of vendors such as the Bus Drivers Pie Pantry, Edward Christian BBQ, Theatre Company Pizza, and many others. Apple Dumplings will be provided by the Women’s Group of First Presbyterian Church; to order ahead of time, call (574) 586-3301.

John Glenn High School staff members will also be selling apple butter at the event around 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with pre-sale orders available at (574) 586-3195 ext. 8216.

New events this year include a hot air balloon glow, in which the balloons inflate and light themselves from within. Pilots will coordinate “all burns,” in which they fire up their burners illuminating their balloons all at once and also perform “count downs,” which are very crowd participatory events. The first annual Lady Falcon Golf Outing will take place as well on Sept. 21.

A grand parade is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 13 at 5:45 p.m., with an opening ceremony at 6:30 p.m. The Senter Stage Dance Studio will perform at 7 p.m. followed by Eyes for Hire, a female-led five-piece band with a wide range of music at 8 p.m. The balloon glow will take place at 9 p.m. and the day will wrap up at 10 p.m. with a DJ dance.

Saturday events include the “Charged Up” puppet show, Heartland Country Cloggers, 11-year-old singer and songwriter Anaya Jolie, a performance by Cody Collier, a talent show by the Falloween Follies, fireworks, and country duo Twin Gauge.

On Sunday, performances will be made by Steve Foresman, JG Show Choirs, Just for Fun – a band made up of John Glenn teachers – and Greater North, a singer-songwriter duo from the Midwest.

More than $13,000 were raised in the first Falloween Fest, which took place in 2009. Since then, the event has raised nearly $70,000.

Visit www.falloweenfest.com for more information or to view the full schedule of events.