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Morning Journal/Morgan Ahart The Kiwanis of Salem is delighted to host a fall festival in Salem. From left, Kelan Johnson, Kiwanis Co-Chairs Doug Falk and Debbie Leggett, and Kiwanis Secretary and Printworks owner Caron Richey.

SALEM – Salem Kiwanis will host a fall festival for the first time in over 20 years.

“A fall festival is such a fun event for a community, and we hope to be able to do this for years to come,” said Kiwanis co-chair Debbie Leggett.

The festival will be held at Centennial Park on Saturday in conjunction with Salem’s second Saturday program, will include an antique and craft fair, car show, pie contest, DJ, live musical performance and several food vendors.

The Antiques and Crafts Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and has over 70 seats, with more than 60 antique and homemade vendors already registered. Those interested in registering a space for the show should contact Kiwanis Co-Chair Doug Falk at 330-853-0158. Registration for a single seat is $45, or $65 for a double seat. Walk-in vendors are encouraged to register on the day of the show.

The car show will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the other side of the park near the tennis courts. The first 50 participants will receive a dash plaque, and there will be trophies for the winners of the four categories provided by Continuing Healthcare of Lisbon. Contest entry is $10 per vehicle.

The pie contest will be judged at 2 p.m. by Dr. Mike Sevilla, Shannon Leggett, Tom Gumbel and Don Yeasted. Those wishing to participate should bring their pie to the Kiwanis Pavilion between 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Any type of pie can be entered as long as it is homemade. The top three pies will receive a trophy donated by Continuing Healthcare in Lisbon. Musical entertainment will be provided by DJ Dan Sith, from Outback Entertainment who will play the golden oldies, and a live performance by Marilyn Mong from Bearcat Acoustics at 2:30 p.m. A lounge area will be made available to participants to relax and enjoy the music.

Festival goers can find delicious Tex-Mex food offerings. There will be ice cream trucks, kielbasa and sauerkraut, pepper and onion sausages and pepperoni rolls provided by St. Paul’s Church. Continuing Healthcare of Lisbon will offer popcorn and hot dogs.

There will also be raffle tickets for sale with 25 baskets donated by local residents and a game with a chance to win tickets to the Ohio State vs. Iowa game on October 2.

Traffic and parking directions will be provided by the Salem High School Key Club, which is fitting as the event serves as a fundraiser for Kiwanis, who donate most of their proceeds to local key clubs, United Way, the Salvation Army and other non-profit organizations.

Falk noted that the Kiwanis wanted to thank Supervisor Shane Franks and the parks department for allowing them use of the park and all the work they do to prepare the park for the events.

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