The Village of Edon, Ohio, was bustling with activity the weekend of August 2-4, as residents and villagers participated in all the town had to offer during its annual Edon Days. The event kicked off on Friday evening with a car show near Baker Park and also the annual Edon Alumni Flag Football Game. Musical entertainment was featured Friday and Saturday at the Edon Bomber Saloon and Steakhouse, and there was a street dance for the teens.
The Edon Days Classic Train Rides were available all three days of the event. Little River Railroad provided the train, which took passengers for an hour-and-a-half ride in vintage rail cars from Edon to Hamilton, Indiana.
Saturday began with a Co-Ed Softball Tournament. Near St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, there were activities for children off-and-on during the day, including a bounce house from Just Add Kidz. The big event of the day was the parade sponsored by the Edon Chamber of Commerce. This year’s theme was “Looking Back and Beyond.” The Edon Lions Club members were the Grand Marshalls this year, and Mayor Darlene Burkhardt presented the club with a plaque, honoring them for their service to the village.
Judges for the parade were Carol Swiatkowski, Don Swiatkowski, and Al Boerst. Serving as emcee was John Von Allmen. Don Gallagher offered the prayer, and was followed by Dr. Mike Miller who sang the National Anthem for the crowd as the Edon VFW stood at attention with their color guard holding the American flag. The parade lasted for almost an hour and featured fire engines from surrounding towns, 4-H clubs, churches, farm equipment, tractors, beauty queens from throughout the county, and area businesses. With balmy temperatures and clear, sunny skies, parade-goers lined both sides of the parade route. Saturday evening concluded with their annual truck pulls.
The event concluded on Sunday with an ice cream social at the school and a community church service at Walz Park. All in all, it had been a lovely weekend for Edon’s special summer festival.