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DELPHOS AREA ART GUILD / ARTFEST
The Delphos Area Art Guild holds their art show Friday evening on the second floor of 201 North Main Street, Second Street entrance. This exhibit is open to all artists 18 years and older and must be accepted by the guild. Entries may include original artwork/paintings of all media, sculpture, pen & ink drawings, handmade jewelry and pottery. The reception to meet the artist will be Friday 7 – 9 PM and the show will be opened to the public on Saturday and Sunday of Canal Days.
DELPHOS BOY SCOUTS
The Boy Scouts of Delphos supply Canal Days with a cleanup crew for the entire weekend of the festival. Boy scouts can be seen sweeping up food and garbage on Main Street and doing lots of other community service during this time. When you see one the scouts tell them “Thanks!” for a job well done.
DELPHOS CANAL COMMISSION MUSEUM
The Canal Commission Museum is opened for the Canal Days three day weekend. Manned by all volunteers the Canal Museum will be opened 6 – 9 on Friday, 1 – 9 on Saturday and 3 – 6 on Sunday. Check out the newly remodeled second floor along with the rest of the museum. It’s loaded with Delphos history and artifacts that have been put together by our local museum enthusiast. What a great place to spend the afternoon to learn about our own town heritage.
DELPHOS FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Delphos Fire Department handles a vital part of Canal Days. Sunday’s Grand Parade. is one of the longest parades in the tri-county area. It takes the whole fire department to corral the participants into a lineup on parade day and they have organized this for Canal Days for years. If you have a chance, give a fireman a hug for all their help during Canal Days.
Another event the fire department hosts is the waterball contest. Area firefighters and businesses come together to participate in a wet game of who can get the waterball across the opponents line first. Everyone has a great time while getting sprayed by the fire hose. If you have never watched this event, check it out at Saturday at 12:30, in front of the fire department. Bring your lawn chairs if you stay for the duration and a rain coat just in case.
DELPHOS 4H CLUB
Our local 4H Club host a shaved ice booth during Canal Days. It’s a great fund raiser for them and they have the best shaved ice in town.
DELPHOS 4H LIVESTOCK
Another 4H group sells hamburgers under the social tent. It seems that everyone pitches in to make Canal Days a success. Try their burgers. They’re great!
DELPHOS POLICE DEPARTMENT
Delphos’ finest help patrol the downtown for a fun-filled safe weekend. Without them we could not handle the huge crowds that roam the downtown area. They do a fantastic job helping us out. Please thank your local policemen whenever you have the chance.
DELPHOS POSTAL MUSEUM
The Museum of Postal History is one of 3 postal museums in the country. Artifacts from the Smithsonian in Washington DC are some of the collections the museum has in their displays. If you are a stamp enthusiast or just history buff you will enjoy what the museum has to offer. Plan to spend some time because there is a boat load of information and exhibits in our very own postal museum.
DELPHOS YOUNG FARMERS
The Delphos Young Farmers host the Kiddy Tractor Pull on Saturday afternoon. Registration starts at noon and the pull begins at 1 p.m. The kiddy pull located onSecond Streetwill challenge your son or daughter to the limit. See if they have what it takes to make the full pull over the line. Awards are given to the top pullers.
DOUBLE A TRAILERS
Even our local trailer dealer lends their equipment for Canal Days. Trailers are needed for various uses during the weekend and Double A always helps us out. The judges trailer for the grand parade and larger stage for entertainment, comes from this local establishment. It’s obvious that living in a small community helps when it comes to donations such as this.
FIRST FINANCIAL BANK / ART EXHIBIT
The First Financial Bank is hosting their 28th Annual Art Exhibit. Local artists may display their works and show off their talent. This show is not judged and you may call the bank for more information about entering your work. The public is welcome to view the exhibit during extended hours for Canal Days. Friday from 9 -8, Saturday 9 -8. Make sure to check out our hometown local artists.
FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH / QUILT SHOW
The First United Presbyterian Church, located at 310 W. Second Street, will host the Canal Days Quilt Show. The ladies of the church have decided it was time to bring the quilt show back to Canal Days and a great variety of quilts to display. Be sure to check it out on Friday 1 – 6, Saturday from 10 – 6 and Sunday from 1 – 4. The public is invited to enter their quilts for the show. Contact Doris Dickman to enter your quilt.
FUTURE FARMERS of AMERICA / PUTT PUTT GOLF
Our community FFA group put in some long hours during Canal Days with the Putt Putt Golf. Try out the farm themed golf on Friday evening 4 – 10, Saturday from 10 – 10 and Sunday from 11 – 6. Located on Second and Main they have the prime location for this great kid’s activities.
Another community business, Gerdeman TV, supplies the social tent with a big screen TV during Canal Days. Football games won’t be missed because they can veiw them all weekend long right in the middle of all the activities. Make sure you check it out and cheer for your favorite team.
OPTIMIST CLUB OF DELPHOS / BINGO / BREAKFAST
Our local Optimist Club host the weekend Bingo Tent and Pancake and Sausage Breakfast. The group spends two days of the weekend entertaining the bingo crowd and feeding the early morning risers. The Bingo tent is located in front of the Delphos Herald building. If you are 18 or older, you can play bingo for cash prizes at $.25 a game. Where else can be entertained for that?
The Optimist Breakfast is held Saturday morning from 7 – 12 PM before bingo begins at 1PM . You can eat in or carry out and the cost is $6.00 for all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. Be sure to get your tickets today form any Optimist Club member.
PITSENBARGER & BELL AUTO SUPPLY / TRACTOR SHOW
For years Pitsenbarger/Bell Auto Supply have sponsored the Canal Day’s Tractor Show. This is held on Saturday from 12 – 4 on the Canal Parking lot behind Pistenbargers with CASH awards given away at 4:00PM sharp. This is Pitsenbarger’s way of thanking all area farmers for their business and it’s a great way for everyone to show off their tractors. So if you have time to get your tractor out of the field call Pitsenbarger’s and Bell Auto Supply for more information.
Employees from Sidney Electric volunteer their time to wire up Canal Days social tent and food vendors. Thanks to our local electricians someone is on call all weekend for any problems that may arise. Its businesses like this that makes our community great.
ST. RITA’S MEDICAL CENTER
Each year St. Rita’sMedicalCenterhold free health screenings for anyone who stops by their tent. They will be located on in front of the chamber office. Volunteers will be doing screenings on Friday night from 5 – 8 and Saturday from 10 – 2. Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of this free service they so graciously offer.
TIME WARNER CABLE
Canal Days is always the 3rd weekend of September and we all know that football season is at its’ prime. Thanks to Time Warner Cable we can view the game and not miss a thing during Canal Days. Drop Dad off at the social tent while you check out all the other activities. He won’t care because he’s doing what he does best. Thanks Time Warner.