EATON — Community Fun Fest on Saturday, June 18, brought families downtown for some free fun and togetherness.
Downtown Eaton Inc. hosted the event — the first of its kind — with the help of dozens of volunteers and local organizations and businesses.
Community Fun Fest brought a carnival/street fair atmosphere, with activities for all ages. There were midway games, special performers from the Cincinnati Circus company, vendors and food trucks, a children’s inflatable ride and game area and even a dunk tank where everyone could try their hand at dunking Preble County Sheriff’s Deputies, and Preble County Commissioners Adam Craft and Rachael Vonderhaar.
“We’ve received lots of compliments about DEI’s Community Fun Fest,” City of Eaton Community Development Specialist Leslie Collins said last week. “Many have commented on the fact it was a nice way for families to spend quality time together having fun. The games, bounce houses and balloon artist had a line right up to closing time at 7 p.m.”
The free Community Fun Fest was made possible with the support of the Preble County Convention & Visitors Bureau and Lawn Plus LLC, as well as other DEI sponsors including SVG Motors, Charles Family Hearth, Hot Tub & Safe Co., LCNB, NECCO, Prestige Entertainment Unlimited, Skyline Chili, TimkenSteel, SlabDocs, Preble Sign & Design, and the Preble County Council on Aging.
Downtown Eaton Inc. is already gearing up for its next event — it’s first-ever Downtown Eaton Family Movie Night on Friday, July 15.
Families are invited to spend a summer evening with friends and family for a movie on the Courthouse Plaza in downtown Eaton. Organizers encourage everyone to get there early to find a spot and have some family fun before the start of the show at dusk.
The featured film will be the animated movie, “Sing.”
This free downtown event will run from 6-11 p.m. and will include vendors, a bounce house, food and more.
Sponsorships and vendor spots for Family Movie Night are still available. Email [email protected] for additional information.
Family Movie Night is sponsored by Henny Penny, Preble County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Charles Family Hearth & Hot Tub, Lawn Plus, Country Mile Realty, Dues Law LLC., SVG Motors, TimkenSteel, Opti-vise IT, NECCO, LCNB, and the Eaton Place Restaurant.
Visit www.DowntownEatonInc.org for additional information including a full schedule for the year, and follow Downtown Eaton Inc. on Facebook at @downtowneaton for its latest news and events.
Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4061 and follow on Twitter @emowenjr.