Fayette Fall Fest is Sat., Sept. 26

Written by David Green.

Look for several new events at this year’s Fayette Fall Fest, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 26.

The entertainment schedule is extended this year, with popular singer Charles Elliott making an appearance from 7 to 9 p.m.

Starting at 10:30 a.m., familiar names including Phyllis Page, Big Al, the Singing DJ and Steve and Tina Snider will perform.

A dunk tank will get underway at 11:30 a.m. featuring police chief Jason Simon and several village officials.

A cruise show is planned in Amigo’s parking lot. For information, call Roger at 260/715-1728.

The Skinny Buddies shelter dogs are scheduled from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and a caricature artist will make a return visit to this year’s event.

Familiar events include the sale of crafts and a flea market, the pie baking contest (apple, pecan and pumpkin), the FFA’s Kiddieland, pumpkin painting and a large array of food.

A softball tournament is scheduled as a benefit for Kellen Keiser. To register, call Scott Wagner at 419/237-2116 or 419/583-9340.

For any general information about the festival, call any of the following: Amy Mitchell, 419/237-1905; Tammy Krieger, 237-2880; Amy Metz, 237-2485; Frank and Terry Storrs, 237-3132 or Chris Garcia, 419/583-0085.

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