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Monday, August 12, 2013 12:08 AM

BY NANCY SPENCER

Herald Editor

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MARBLETOWN — The 2013 Marbletown Festival was deemed a success long before the last corndog was eaten and the bounce house flattened to the ground. Record crowds flocked to Garfield Park to be part of the celebration of the neighborhood and “Those who served,” this year’s theme.

Following that genre, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3035 Color Guard presented a flag for the newly-installed flag pole in Garfield Park. The short ceremony was followed by attendees saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

A program blessing the tree planted in memory of Festival Treasurer Roger Crowe, who died in 2012, was led by Delphos Wesleyan Church Pastor Rodney Shobe.

Saturday started with 37 runners in Marbletown’s 5K. Jessica Basinger of Delphos was the fastest female and Dylan Plaughter of Wapakoneta had the best time for the men.

The shelterhouse was full most of the day and children ran to and fro from kids’ games to the Frog-Jumping Contest to the inflatables. The parade saw children and adults alike lining Clime Street.

The first-ever 3-on-3 Basketball Tourney had six teams vying for bragging rights with the Marbletown Marbles taking it all. The team consisted of Derek Klaus, Josh Klaus, Kyle Staup and Jason Klaus.

Marbletowners who served their country were on display during the festival.Other winners include:

50-50 drawing — Mary Martin — $411

Girl’s bike — Eowyn Shirey

Boy’s bike — Tyler Dellinger

Women’s basket — Gary Suever

Drill — Dennis Spring

Kid’s Cake Decorating Contest — Gwyn Wagner, 6, and Marie Mueller, 13

 

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