Brookfield plans annual Summerfest

BROOKFIELD — Brookfield United Methodist Church is holding the annual “Summerfest on the Green” Saturday and Sunday at the township center green with a variety of events and activities geared for families.

The two-day event will begin 11 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday.

Activities Saturday include: antique appraisals with Brian Dilley noon to 2 p.m., children’s crafts and coloring contest noon to 4 p.m., music with Keen Gene 1 to 6:30 p.m., bed race 4 p.m., community parade 5 p.m., and talent show with emcee Corban Baker of WYTV-33.

Activities Sunday: worship service at gazebo 10 a.m., pet parade 11:30 a.m., water ball challenge noon, car cruise with music with deejay Keene Gene noon to 4 p.m., bike and wagon parade 3 p.m., and Chinese auction drawing 5 p.m.

The event will include clowns, crafts, bounce house, antique tractors, music, blessing of pets and Chinese auction .

Pastor Dick Smith said this is the sixth year the church has held the event that has grown in popularity and with more sponsors.

He said the bed races where people wearing helmets are pushed along the road, antique appraisals, water battle with fire department and parade are among the popular attractions.

”We wanted to hold an event in the summer for the entire family to spend time together. This is a G-rated event. We are fortunate to have so much support for this event,” Smith said.

New to the event is a talent show following the parade with singing, dancing and comedy acts. There is also a children’s coloring contest and police identification kits.

Smith said the church raises the money and gets sponsors to help cover costs.

Karen Saker, a committee co-chair, said many local groups, such as Brookfield Historical Society, take part in the event and have helped make it a success.

During the event, school supplies will be collected to help Brookfield and Masury students for the new school year.