Harvest Fest ready to go

Deb Zwez

Not so long ago, money was tight and officials at the Auglaize County Council on Aging came up with a plan to combat shrinking resources. Now, seven years later, their solution is an event that is part of the fall landscape in the county.

“We saw our annual funding decreasing,” ACCA director Bob Warren recalled, noting funds were down some $150,000 when the agency’s levy was revalued. “We made cuts, we did all we could to continue to provide services to seniors in the county but we needed to do something.”

And so, the Harvest Festival was created. Proceeds from the event are dedicated solely to providing services to Auglaize County senior citizens. The event annually generates anywhere from $3,00 to $6,000, Warren said.

The 2018 edition of the event is set for Saturday from 8 a.m. to at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds with a long list of activities available for those attending.

“We’ve been told the car show is going to be bigger and better than ever, but that’s really dependent on the weather,” Warren said. “We’re pulling for a good day.”

In addition to the car show, the event features...

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