The 5th annual Johnsville Community Day was held on September 19, 2015 on County Road 242 in Johnsville.
Although bad weather threatened to put a damper on the fun, the event was still well attended and included kids’ games, an art show featuring local artist’s talents, vendor booths, a silent auction, car and bike show, a hog roast meal prepared and served by the Johnsville Volunteer Fire Department, and live entertainment by the Beatle’s tribute band, Sgt. Pepper.
The Perry Cook Memorial Library, Johnsville Mennonite Church, Johnsville Volunteer Fire Department and Snyder Funeral Homes were large supporters this year. Johnsville Grace United Methodist Church and St John’s Lutheran Church were also instrumental in helping make the day a success, as were many others.
A committee comprised of about 12 members volunteered their time in order to hold this event and to bring the community and surrounding ones together. Event chairperson Mary Roush said, “The committee’s goal is to bring people together and be able to keep the close knit community bond going. It can also be very expensive for families to be able to enjoy things like this and we love that we are able to offer all of the activities for free or by donation. We are always in need of volunteers to help and we would not be able to do any of this without donations and the support of community members and businesses. We hope to have even more churches and businesses involved and to make the event bigger every year to come.”
Winners of the art show were as follows: People’s choice Chris Krabill; 1st place Hope Krabill; 2nd place Katie Pfleiderer; 3rd place Janey Johnson.
The annual event takes place on the 3rd Saturday in September and will be September 17 in 2016.
Submitted by Mary Roush. All photos by Jim and Barb Feustel.
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