Above: Coaches cheer on competitors at the annual Wiener Dog Races on Saturday at the Summer Moon Festival. (Staff photo/Brittany Powell)
A local who has worked at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum for four years has had a peak into the workings of the Wapakoneta Summer Moon Festival, but, since she has lived in Wapakoneta for 40 years, she has seen the festival become what it is today.
Bonnie Adair, employee at the museum, said she took her children to the festival on occasion in its earlier years, as a “fun thing to do and a place to go.”
“They kind of combined the two (festivals) and put it together,” Adair said. “It used to be one was down here, one was downtown. I don’t think it was as unified as it is now. Of course, it was the anniversary of the walk on the moon that started the celebration, and then the hometown heritage with the Indian heritage that we have, so it kind of combined.”
For the full story, see the Monday, July 21 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.