Giltner’s Autumn Fest scheduled for Sept. 13

Another year, another celebration and come Saturday, Sept. 13, Giltner will be the setting for its annual Autumn Fest.
This year, the GADC (Giltner Area Development Corp.) will put on events that include a 5K run and a kids 1 mile run organized by Sarah Humphrey.
Other events include a Lions Club pancake feed, sand volleyball tournament organized by Stephanie Mazankowski and food vendors -- Rooster’s BBQ and Hawaiian Ice.
There will also be a white elephant sale by  the United Methodist Church, a penny dig by Robertshaw Insurance, kids games and bake sale put on by St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, peddle tractors by Ken Vincik, nine square by CRC, bubbles and other activities hosted by the Edgerton Center, egg roulette put on by Giltner State Bank, an obstacle course and human truck pull hosted by the Giltner Fire Department, and  a parade.
Later in the evening, Whiskey Richard will be playing at the Sit N Bull in the beer garden.
All events will be taking place either on Commercial Avenue, in front of Community Center, or in the park.
“It brings everyone in the community and surrounding areas together for a day of fun,” Giltner village clerk Joan Eastman said. “It can bring potential families to town and see what we have to offer and maybe move here.”
Key contributors involved in putting this event on are the Autumn Fest Committee, Humphrey, Lions Club, Mazankowski, Giltner Fire Dept., Giltner State Bank, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, United Methodist Church, Ken Vincik, Edgerton Center and Harv’s Farm Supply.
The festivities will begin at 8 a.m. and last the whole day and evening.
New to this year’s Autumn Fest agenda will be the Edgerton On the Move traveling Explorit Zone exhibit.
“We are always looking for new ideas and just trying to change things up,” Eastman said.
Mary Molliconi, the executive director of the Edgerton Center, is excited for bringing what they love to Giltner.
“This is a great opportunity for those that attend Autumn Fest to see a different side of the Edgerton Explorit Center,” Molliconi said. “Many may have been to the center in Aurora but haven’t had the chance to see our Edgerton On The Move programming. For us, it is a great way to give back to the community and to engage people of all ages in the joy of learning and science while they have fun.”
Stay tuned for more coverage of the Autumn Fest.

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