Marker set to be dedicated

BROOKFIELD MARKER TO BE DEDICATED: An Ohio Historical Society marker dedication commemorating Brookfield’s part in the Underground Railroad will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday on the Historic District Green after the annual Summerfest parade.

The marker will be placed in front of the buildings that served as stations for the fugitives moving north to Canada. The apartment building on the corner, originally a store and boardinghouse, had a tunnel in the basement. The 1831 Joel Miner home next door housed groups in their barn and the funeral home across the street, originally a hotel, also served as a station.

The Historical Society will have displays of books and historical items, homemade pie, and entertainment for children and adults. The marker was researched by the local historical society and the Ohio Historical Society.

SUMMERFEST INCLUDES PARADE: The annual Brookfield Summerfest will be held Saturday and Sunday at the township center green with crafters, games, activities, antique tractor displays and food.

Saturday’s events will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and include a bike parade at 1 p.m. on Grove Street with registration at noon, prizes for bikes at 1:15 p.m., cornhole tournament at 2 p.m. at Brookfield United Methodist Church Youth Group tent and community parade at 5 p.m.

Sunday’s activities will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and include community church service at 10 a.m. at Brookfield United Methodist Church, car cruise noon to 4 p.m. and pet parade 1 p.m.