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Friendship Days Benefit Pettisville Park



The biannual Pettisville Friendship Days event kicks off Friday, June 24, said Pam Skates, a co-chairman of the event.

The program features live music along with the traditional quilt raffle.

There will be food, games, a fishing derby and silent auction for kids.

There will also be an appearance by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Archery Trailer.

The trailer, equipped with a target and a variety of bows, gives young and old the opportunity to try their hand at the sport of archery.

Skates said money raised by Friendship Days goes to cover expenses at the Pettisville Park. That includes maintenance, utility bills, and park upgrades.

The park receives no tax dollars for its operation. It’s governed by PARC, the Pettisville Area Recreation Committee, a group of seven members who are voted upon by the community.

Ballots for PARC membership are mailed out in November with candidates to fill two or three seats on the PARC board.

The Pettisville Park includes a pavilion available for rent and a pond with fish. Skates said the pond will be restocked in time for the Friendship Days fishing derby.

There also are courts for tennis, basketball, and volleyball.

On Sunday, there were will be a community worship service.

Skates said proceeds from the worship service offering will be shared.

Sara’s Garden, Wauseon, a center for hyperbaric oxygen therapy, autism intervention, conductive education, and other specialties, will receive a share.

Also receiving a share will be the Meals of Hope program, operated through the Pettisville FFA chapter.



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