cancelled and postponed

(5-6-20) This summer could be one of adjustment for area residents as events continue to cancel or postpone events.

Immaculate Conception Festival 2020 Transitioning to a Virtual & Drive Thru Festival

(5-14-20) As the Covid-19 safety precautions continue and America slowly begins to re-open, the IC Festival Committee regrets to announce that due to the pandemic, there will be a scaled down virtual and drive thru IC Festival 2020.

The Immaculate Conception PRIZE PARADE RAFFLE, along with selling pork and chicken dinners, and waffles, will be held on Saturday, July 18th.  Plans for an online New Item Auction on Facebook are also being explored.

The Immaculate Conception PRIZE PARADE RAFFLE tickets are $50 each and feature over $55,000 in prizes:  1.34 Ruby & Diamond Ring, STIHL Lawn Tools, X Box & Games, Outdoor Griddle & $500 Friendly’s, TV Package, Kindle Fire & Amazon Gift Cards, 4 New Tires & Car Care, Nikon Camera, Freezer & $500 Green’s Gift Card, $1000 Cash, Patio Heater & Fire Table, 2 Trek Bikes, BOSE Headphones & Amazon Cards, Shop Local Gift Card Tree, Kitchen Gadgets, Yellow Sapphires w/4.95 Blue Zircon, Robotic Sweeper, Mower & Snowblower, Laptop, Ladies Necklace, Tablet, 2021 Golf Membership, Designer Purses, $1000 Cash, 4 New Tires & Car Care, Craftsman Tools, Washer & Dryer, $1000 Cash, Golf Cart, John Deere Mower, Patio Furniture, $2000 Shopping Spree Francis Furniture and a brand new car.  Just one ticket gives you 33 chances to win, but extra tickets increase your chances!!

The PRIZE PARADE drawings will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2020 starting at 7 pm and broadcast live via Facebook.  In person attendance will be by invitation and limited to the size of groups allowed by the Governor of Ohio/coronavirus restrictions as of July 11th.   Updates will continue to be provided through future newspaper ads and our social media outlets (online @ or Facebook @ Immaculate Conception Parish Celina, Ohio).

To order your Prize Parade Raffle ticket, send payment to: IC Parish Office, 229 West Anthony Street, Celina, OH 45822.  Your official ticket will be mailed to you.  Or, for tickets and more information, you can call Jeff Schott 419-305-9203 or Lisa Schott 419-234-5748.

One event in July is still hoping to move forward is Celina’s Lake Festival

“We have had several inquiries regarding Celina Lake Festival 2020. At this time we are still moving forward with plans for the festival set to occur July 24, 25, and 26th. With that being said, the health and safety of our patrons, performers, volunteers, and community are our number one priority. We will continue to monitor and follow the recommendations of our Governor and will make a final decision at our next meeting scheduled for June 2nd.”

In Rockford –

Rockford Memorial Day 2020 Finalization:

Due to the existing COVID restrictions, the Rockford American Legion Post 508 will be altering their Memorial Day activities. The annual Memorial Day ceremony held at Hedge’s Park is cancelled. Due to business closures, the Veteran’s Memorial will not be complete and will now be dedicated next year on May 31, 2021.

The Post will honor our fallen veterans at Riverside Cemetery at 10am. Flags will be placed on the grave markers, a 21 gun salute and TAPS will be performed. Any Post 508 members wanting to participate can report to the post at 9:30am.

The Rockford American Legion will also be holding their annual chicken dinner fundraiser from 11am to 1 pm-catered by the Rockford Carry-out. The cost will be $8. This year the dinners will be served in a “drive thru” fashion at the Post. Pres-sale tickets are required, and are available at Rockford American Legion, Barry’s Family Market, and The Rockford Carryout.

Rockford’s Community Days and Bicentennial celebrations have both been cancelled

In Chattanooga –

Chatt Farmers Picnic is cancelled this year  due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chatt Farmers Picnic had been scheduled for Thursday July 30th. The picnic has been going on for over 100 years. Organizers expect it will return next year.

In Coldwater –

The Coldwater Knights Of Columbus announced changes to their annual Picnic. On June 7th, BBQ Chicken Dinners will be available for pick up on the grounds of Holy Trinity Catholic Church from 3:30 to 6 pm. A mass will be held at 6 pm.

K of C picnic held Sunday, June 7th
3:30 drive thru BBQ chicken dinners
6:00 mass in Holy Trinity Church
8:00 Raffle drawing

Coldwater’s Taste of the Town, which was scheduled for June 9th has been postponed. Organizers hope to reschedule the event sometime in July, depending on state guidelines and restrictions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Maria Stein-

ML Athletic Boosters With the current situation still changing every day, we have decided to reschedule our annual Bogey Buster Tournament. Right now, the plan is to hold the tournament on Sunday June 28th. Kirk and the Elks team are working on big plans to help us make it a great and safe event…

In Montezuma from the Zuma Days Committee:

“Unfortunately, we have to announce that the Zuma Park Board has cancelled the 2020 Zuma Days festival on June 20th, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to fundraise for our park expenses and improvements, we hope to hold a smaller scale festival in the fall. This would most likely include an auction and some other small events. Date TBD. We will keep everyone posted as we continue to get through this pandemic together. We, the park board, want to thank all of our volunteers, community members and businesses that help support Zuma Days each and every year.”


Earlier during the pandemic several other area events also were cancelled.

In Ft. Recovery –

We regretfully announce that the Fort Recovery Harvest Jubilee Committee has decided to cancel the 2020 festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic. … The health and safety of the community members and our volunteers, as well as the limited ability to plan this year’s Jubilee were the committee members’ main considerations.

In Maria Stein  –

It is with a heavy heart that the Maria Stein Country Fest Committee has decided to cancel the 2020 festival due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It was after much thought and consideration that this decision was made. The health and safety of our community members, volunteers, non-profit organizations, and vendors is the number one priority of the Country Fest Committee.

St. Anthony –

The annual Grange strawberry supper, normally held the first week of June at the Unity Grange Hall has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the hall’s tightly-packed seating, Pomona Grange President Gary Brumbaugh said in a statement.

Organizers may consider holding the event later this summer if conditions allow.

Mercer County Fair Update


From the Shelby County Fair:

It is with great reluctance The 2020 Shelby County Fair has been cancelled. Committees are being made to explore options so that Jr. Fair aged exhibitors may show their projects in a modified manner. Details of those plans will be shared in the weeks to come, as they are laid out. Decisions will be made based on considering the public safety, in coordination with the Shelby County Health Department, while maintaining fiscal responsibility. Our next Sr. Fair Board Meeting will be June 17, 2020 @ 7:00pm. We know there will be many questions, please watch this page for updates. The Shelby County Senior Fair Board