(Posted April 4, 2018)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
Plain City is turning 200 this year, and the village is pulling out all the stops to celebrate.
The big party is set for July 19-21 in uptown Plain City and at Pastime Park. The theme is “Plain City: Past, Present, and Future.”
The tentative schedule is as follows:
* July 19 (uptown, 4:30-8 p.m.)–opening ceremony, farmers market, dime-a-dog and brats-for-squat food options, live music, village tours, entertainment, birthday cake, free bicentennial keepsakes;
* July 20 (Pastime Park, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.)–entertainment, bounce houses, games, food, live music, vendor fair, children’s activities;
* July 21 (Pastime Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.)–Parade, time capsule dedication, bounce houses, games, food, live music, vendor fair, children’s activities
* July 21 (uptown, 5-11 p.m.)–Live music by “The Menus,” food and beverages.
Organizers are taking registrations now for volunteers, parade entrants, sponsors and vendors. To register, contact Linda Granger at (614) 873-3527, ext. 108, or email@example.com. Or the village administrative offices at 213 S. Chillicothe St., Plain City.
Volunteers are needed to set up and clean up, decorate, serve birthday cake, attend bounce houses, help with the parade, games, children’s activities, and parking, and more. Each volunteer receives a free t-shirt.
Parade entries in the following categories are welcome: floats, classic cars, scout troops, clubs, marching bands, entertainers/live music, veterans, civic organizations, sports teams, equestrians, businesses, among others.
Sponsorships are due by June 29. Signage and other recognition will be given based on the amount of the sponsorship. Levels range from “friend” ($100) to “diamond” ($5,000).
Fees for vendor spots cover the two days of the vendor fair, July 20-21, and are: food vendor, $200 (or $50 for non-profits); non-food, $75 (or $25 for non-profits). Non-food vendors must sell artisan, unique, or hand-crafted items.