July 3rd and 4th at Stadium Park in Delphos
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2 • The Herald • Kiwanis July 4th, 2014 Celebration
Kiwanis offer something for everyone July 3-4
BY NANCY SPENCER
DHI Media Editor
DELPHOS — This year’s
Kiwanis Club of Delphos Fourth of
July celebration promises to offer
something for everyone — and a lot
of its free!
Fourth of July Chair Cindy
Metzger said the two-day event is
packed with favorites.
“We’ve got Pete Schlegel, the
Slice of Delphos pizza taste-off contest and duck races on Thursday
and the full schedule of events
on Friday,” Metzger said. “From
the Optimist Fishing Derby and
Firecracker Bike Ride to softball,
baseball, volleyball and corn hole,
there will be activity at the park all
day. We’ve even extended the hours
on Friday to midnight because it’s
With the goal of making sure
everyone can enjoy the festivities,
rides will be free from noon to 4
p.m. on Friday.
“This celebration is to bring
activities and that
will include free
rides Friday afternoon so everyone
has the opportunity to come out
and enjoy the day
while we thank
them for supporting us.”
The Fourth of July Celebration
is the Kiwanis Club’s major fundraiser and proceeds have assisted the
organization in revitalizing the playgrounds at Stadium, Waterworks
and Amusements Inc.
A Family Entertainment Co.
Rides - Concessions - Games
July 4th at Stadium Park
and Garfield parks, landscaping and
mulching the parks and improving the volleyball courts at Stadium
“We hope all
the people who
come home for
reunions and family get-togethers
join us for this
to come together
and raise a little
money to put back
into the community,” Metzger said.
The event goes
on rain or shine
with the grand
finale a fireworks show at 10 p.m.
on Friday. the show is Metzger’s
favorite part of the two-day festival.
“I am a fireworks junkie,” she
said. “I love to watch the little kids’
faces when they go off and see the
families have fun.”
Metzger said the group has honed
preparing and tearing down for the
Fourth activities to a science.
“We have such a diverse group of
people in terms of professionals,”
she said. “We have electricians, contractors, insurance agents, human
resource people, marketing specialists and engineers. We get things
A new storage building purchased
by the group several years ago has
also trimmed set-up and tear-down
“With everything in one place, it’s
more organized and we don’t some
pieces here and others there. It takes
us a while to set everything up but
tear down is only about three hours.
It’s great because by the end of the
second day, we’re all pooped.”
Stop in & see
Dr. Lois A.
& Dr. John E.
134 E. Third St.
Friday, July 4...1-9:00 p.m.
in Tent by Shelterhouse
at Kiwanis Community Days Celebration
KIDS FISHING DERBY • FRIDAY, JULY 4
Registration 7:30 a.m.; Derby 8-10:00 a.m.; Prizes afterwards
GRAND PRIZE: Boy’s & Girl’s bikes donated by Delphos VFW Post 3035.
1725 E. 5th, Delphos
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Schlegel highlights Entertainment Tent Thursday night
The Midwest’s Pete Schlegel is the story of a farm boy’s dream come true.
Raised on a Paulding dairy farm, Schlegel listened to country radio shows while
milking the cows. As a fourth grader, he received a guitar from his dad. That
simple gift a long time ago would become Schlegel’s passion and livelihood.
While he had always participated in school choirs, musicals, and the local
karaoke circuit, it was prompting from family and friends that enticed Schlegel
to start a band. With his popularity on the rise and the rigors of touring, Schlegel
would have to choose between his normal life as an ex-Ohio State Trooper and
EMS helicopter pilot and his childhood dream. He left the family farm in March
2002 and headed to Nashville, where he began working with producer Clyde
Brooks produced his debut album “Strong Stuff.” A total of three nationallycharted singles were released from “Strong Stuff,” including “Short For Gone,”
“Leavin’ Ain’t As Easy As It Sounds” and “It Takes A Whole Lot Of Liquor To
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Like Her” that have exposed Schlegel to a wider audience in the United States
as well as Europe. “Leavin’ Ain’t As Easy As It Sounds” dominated the international chart for over seven weeks and became the No. 1 single in Germany. The
“It Takes A Whole Lot Of Liquor To Like Her” video was chosen as a Hot Pick
Video on Great American Country (GAC) television and received substantial
video spins on VH1 Country.
Schlegel completed his sophomore album “I’m Not Listening” under the
direction of Nashville producer Ted Hewitt. The first single, “Alcohol Abuse,”
was released mid summer of 2006. His last single and video, “You Can’t Bring
Her Back” was released in 2008. The videos for “Alcohol Abuse” “It Takes A
Whole Lotta Liquor To Like Her” and “You Can’t Bring Her Back” can still be
seen on GAC and CMT.
After three years of extensive touring from 2005-07 with Daryle Singletary
and Jeff Carson, Schlegel came off the road in 2008 to operate his family farm
and family owned businesses.
After a four-year break from heavy touring, Schlegel has reunited with some
of his long term band mates and has kicked off the “Hitting The Honky Tonks”
and “Keeping It Country” tour for 2014. He has started working on his fourth
studio album which was released in April. “That’s What I Believe” was produced by Grammy-nominated Nashville producer Greg Cole and features 11
cuts. Schlegel chose some of his all time favorite “true” country music songs in
addition to some new material for radio release and for his “Tru Fans.”
See Schlegel perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday in the Kiwanis
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Delphos Kiwanis 2014
July 3 & 4
Noon-4, July 4th
Sponsored by Kiwanis
in appreciation of the continued
support by the Delphos Community
The Kiwanis have pulled out
all the stops
to bring you a sparkling,
Thursday, July 3rd
FI R EWO
. M FRID
EVENTS BEGIN AT 5:00 P.M.
5:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Kiwanis Food & Beverage Tent
Slice of Delphos (Pizza Taste Off)
Contact Barb Mesker 419-303-4938
7:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Kiwanis Money Wheel
Kiwanis Duck Races - Beer Tent
9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
KIWANIS FREE ENTERTAINMENT
COME OUT AND JOIN ALL YOUR FRIENDS
AND FAMILY AT OUR CELEBRATION!
STILL TAKING DONATIONS FOR THE FIREWORKS
MAIL TO: KIWANIS FIREWORKS FUND, P.O. BOX 173, DELPHOS, OH 45833
10:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
at Hanser Pavilion
Contact: Amanda Knueve
6:00 p.m. Thursday
Contact: Barb Mesker
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9 P.M. THURSDAY
1-4 p.m. FRIDAY
Contact: Scott Wiltsie
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
EVENTS BEGIN AT 8:00 A.M.
8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Optimist Fishing Derby
9:00 a.m.-ALL DAY
Delphos Rec. Dept. Softball Tournament
9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Little & Minor League Baseball
10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Kiwanis Firecracker Bike Ride
(Hanser Pavilion) Contact: Amanda Knueve
11:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m. Kiwanis Food & Beverage Tent
11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Kiwanis Volleyball Tournament
Contact: Scott Wiltsie (419) 629-2067
12:00 noon- until sold out KIWANIS FAMOUS CHICKEN
12:00 noon-11:00 p.m. D&D Amusement Rides & Games
(FREE RIDES from noon to 4 p.m.)
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Kiwanis Corn-Hole Tournament
Contact: Scott Wiltsie (419) 692-2067
1:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Delphos Optimist Bingo Tent
8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
KIWANIS FREE ENTERTAINMENT
DEUCES WILD & THE REDNECKS
10:00 p.m.-10:20 p.m. KIWANIS FIREWORKS DISPLAY
** Tentative schedule, times and events may change **
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Traveling ‘Slice of Delphos’ pizza taste-off trophy up for grabs
DELPHOS — The traveling “Slice of
Delphos” pizza taste-off trophy is up for grabs.
The event, set for 6 p.m. July 3 at the
Stadium Park Shelterhouse, kicks off the
Kiwanis Fourth of July celebration and offers
participants a chance to pick the best-tasting
pizza in Delphos.
The cost is $10 and includes five slices of
pizza and two drink tickets.
Participating businesses are: Hickory Pit
BBQ, Jack’s Pizza, Niedecken’s Carry Out,
Pizza Hut and The Topp Chalet. Niedecken’s
(shown above accepting the trophy in 2013, has
held the trophy for two years.
A new trophy will be awarded this year for
Music will be provided by Austin Paxson
and the Kiwanis Beer Garden on the tennis
courts will be open.
Tickets can be purchased from any Kiwanis
member of by contacting coordinator Barb
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Volleyball players will
get the opportunity to
play on the newly renovated court at Stadium Park on Saturday.
The Optimist Fishing Derby will draw hundreds of young anglers and
their families to the north end of the Miami-Erie Canal Friday morning. There are many opportunities to win prizes.
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