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North Baltimore to host festival Saturday

NORTH BALTIMORE — A downtown North Baltimore tradition will be celebrated this week.

The Good Ole Summertime Festival, formerly called the North Baltimore Summer Festival, is scheduled for Saturday. The festival has been a North Baltimore tradition for over 30 years.

A 5K run/walk and kids fun run, hosted by the North Baltimore track program, will begin at 9 a.m. at Broadway and Main Street, with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. at the fire station.

A family fun fitness ride on the Slippery Elm Trail, hosted by the Hancock Handlebars Bicycle Club. will start at 11:30 a.m. at East Broadway.

A charity car show benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Northwest Ohio will be held downtown. Registration with a $5 donation will be from 8 a.m. to noon, with awards presented at 3 p.m.

A golf tourney at Birch Run Golf Club with a two-person scramble will begin at 8 a.m., benefiting the North Baltimore Alumni Association. Pre-registration is preferred, but not required.

A kids’ fishing derby at the village park will start at 8 a.m.

A pet show will start at 10 a.m. on Main Street near the gazebo.

A diaper derby will be held at 11 a.m.

A kids’ craft zone at the North Baltimore Public Library lawn will be held from noon to 4 p.m.

A pedal pull will be held at 1 p.m. followed by a Big Wheel race at 3 p.m.

Other youth events will include a Hula Hoop contest.

There also will be carnival midway rides and “fair” food.

Also scheduled are an adult and youth corn hole tourney sponsored by the Rotary Club and a dunk tank with local celebrities.

Live music at the downtown gazebo all day will include the North Baltimore High School Band at 11:30 a.m.; classic country by East of Cheyenne from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; new country by Shotgun Ridge from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and rock ‘n’ roll by Loose Cannons from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

There also will be a flea market, food court, beer garden, bingo and quilt show.

The day will conclude with fireworks at the village park, starting at about 10 p.m.

Festival information, event times, and registration forms for various events are available online at the North Baltimore Chamber of Commerce website, www.nbacc.org.

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