BUCYRUS — Aumiller Park will be buzzing with activity Sunday during the Positive Seekers’ second annual Red, White and Blues event that begins at 2 p.m.
Bouncy houses, music, food, crafts, face-painting and an array of other activities are set to appeal to all ages from babies to senior citizens.
“We want people to come out and have fun in celebration of our country’s birthday,” said Carolyn Shireman, founder of the Positive Seekers.
Shireman said new this year for the event is Honor Flight.
“There will be representatives there from Honor Flight so that veterans can sign up for a free flight to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials,” Shireman said.
Joe Graham, president of The Positive Seekers, said there will be five musical acts this year to provide entertainment.
“We have Dave Miller, Back to Eden, The Hobo Band, Black Lounge and Fat Daddy’s Blues Band playing throughout the event,” Graham said.
Shireman said a dunk tank is one of the newest attractions for the event that runs from 2 to 7 p.m.
“It is $1 for three balls,” said Shireman.
The tank, raffle tickets, Positive Seekers merchandise and craft table are fundraisers for the group that recently received the status of a non-profit 501C-3.
“The event is free of charge to families and the park’s pool is being offered throughout the event at a discounted rate,” Shireman said. “All proceeds we collect will be going towards future events that we will be offering throughout the community”
Shireman said the Crawford Arts Council will be on hand again this year along with local safety forces and the Bucyrus Guardian Angels.
“We will also have a clown, Slash Spiderman and Uncle Sam on stilts. We have hot dogs and water that are free to everyone and we will be offering our famous gravy sliders,” Shireman said.
Shireman said the event is a county-wide event and that information will be available for others wanted to begin a Positive Seekers chapter in other areas.
“We have had people from Galion, Mansfield and Marion inquire about how to start their own chapter. We are here to help anyone who wants to start a group in their town,” said Shireman, who started the Positive Seekers three years ago to get people involved and to take pride in the community.
Graham said the Red, White and Blues event is a way for the group to give back to the community that supports it.
“We want to bring a smile to everyone’s faces. We want to offer an awesome event for all ages that people can come out and enjoy on the Fourth of July weekend,” Graham said.
For more information, visit The Positive Seekers on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/THEPOSITIVESEEKERS or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Positive_Seeker. The hashtag for posting photos of Sunday’s event is #BucyrusRWB2016.
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