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 Messenger photos by Rachel Scofield
Pickerington Police Commander Ralph Portier fits a helmet on Canal Winchester resident Zachary Windland, 7, during the Bicycle Rodeo Aug. 16.  The rodeo, held in cooperation with the Pickerington Police Department’s DARE program, was one of a myriad of events throughout the year to celebrate Violet Township’s Bicentennial.
 
Violet Township firefighter and paramedic Paul Mears helps Pickerington resident Will Settemberino, 4, descend from a fire truck Aug. 16 at the Family Fun Festival held in conjunction with the Violet Township Bicentennial Bicycle Rodeo.  This year’s Fun Fest benefitted the American Cancer Society in memory of Peggy’s Wish, an organization created in memory of Peggy Albright, to focus on comforting patients battling cancer by enriching their lives with everyday amenities.
 
Pickerington resident Emma Peine, 8, cycles through an obstacle course behind Matthew Wisniewski, 2, at the Bicycle Rodeo held Aug. 16.  The rodeo, held in cooperation with the Pickerington Police Department’s DARE program, was part of the Violet Township Bicentennial celebration.  The events will conclude Sept. 7 at Pickerington High School Central with a world-record attempt for biggest picnic from 4-7 p.m. Wisniewski is the youngest child of Pickerington city councilman Brian Wisniewski.
 
Pickerington resident Chase Rawlins, 8, pitches a softball into a bucket to win tickets redeemable for prizes at the Third Annual Family Fun Festival held Aug. 16.  This year’s Fun Fest benefitted the American Cancer Society in memory of Peggy’s Wish, an organization created in memory of Peggy Albright.

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