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Aug. 12-13: Community Days

Posted: August 2, 2017

This is the weekend all of Richfield is waiting for. On Saturday, Aug. 12, events start with the Bath/Richfield Explorers Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m.-noon in the fire department bays. 


At 10 a.m. behind the Town Hall there will be a Bike Rodeo, set up by the Richfield Police and the Richfield Recreation Department. There will be an obstacle course, bike safety session and many handouts. Bring your bike or borrow one, wear your helmet and have your bike safety checked from 10 a.m.-noon.


The University Hospital’s MedEvac helicopter will land at approximately 11 a.m. in front of Town Hall. 


Finish the day with a steak. Get tickets from the Masons, Sons of AMVETS members or the Recreation Center. The event is from 4-8 p.m. The cost is $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Children under 12 can purchase a kids meal of a hamburger and chips for $5. 




Kick off Sunday with the parade, starting at noon from the Richfield Town Hall. The Bath-Richfield Kiwanis Community Day officially begins at 11 a.m. Inflatables and NEO Bubble Soccer will be the highlight for many kids. Carnival games will offer prizes. Enter in the drawing for prizes that have been donated by many local businesses and friends of the community.


A variety of food from healthy to ice cream and funnel cakes will be available. Many organizations will man booths that provide a game or service in the big tent. Stop in at Dave Henertly’s tent and sit down and play the spoons, along with a variety of other instruments. 


Be part of the group picture of everyone at Community Day. Come to the south main driveway (baseball field outfield) at 5:45 p.m., to be in the picture.


Gardeners can compare zucchini sizes at the Richfield Civic Organization’s pop stand. Bring the kids to Uncle David’s Traveling Petting Zoo from 3-5 p.m. Crawl inside and roll around the NEO Bubble Soccer ball. Inflatables will be available from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wristbands for the inflatables are $10 for all day. 


Enjoy a variety of entertainment, including music with the House of Rhythm, playing rock and roll and fun music. There also will be entertainment for the kids. 


In addition to a Hula Hoop contest, the Loose Shoes Band will play in the afternoon, and the Recess band will take over later in the day.


The Kiwanis will sell grilled corn from Luther Farms all day. Golf enthusiasts can try for a hole-in-one at the Kiwanis golf area. After sunset, the day wraps up with a fireworks show.  


Sunday’s events are sponsored by the Bath-Richfield Kiwanis. All of the scheduling and organizing is done by Richfield Village Recreation Director Ruth Jocek.


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