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Events being planned for Old Timer’s Days in Peebles

Planning is underway for the 2015 Old Timers Days celebration in Peebles from Sept. 17-20 and events are being announced daily.

5K Run/Walk

The Christian Missionary Fellowship church will again host the Old Timers Days 5K run/walk on Saturday, Sept. 19. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the event starts at 8 a.m. at the old Malcom Car Lot at 217 Rarden Road in Peebles. The $20 entry fee includes a free t-shirt and runner and walker categories are based on age ranges. CMF helps build churches in other parts of the world with the money raised.

Window Display Contest

The Old Timers Days Window and Area Display contest is Wednesday, Sept. 16. Businesses, churches and organizations may decorate their store front windows or have an inside display set up by that day. The theme this year is “Autumn Harvest”. Contact us at 937-587-3749, if you have an indoor display.

Window display awards are in the following three categories: Most Attractive (First – Third Place), Most Original (First – Third Place), and the People’s Choice Award

Voting for the People’s Choice Award is free. You can drop off your vote at the Lions Membership/Food Booth at Main and Elm Street. Winners will be announced on stage during the opening ceremony on Sept. 17 at 6 p.m.

Nominations needed for OTD Couple

The Old Timers Days Festival is seeking nominations for the 2015 Old Timers Days Couple. Write a detailed, meaningful letter about the couple you’d like to nominate and be willing to read it on stage at the festival during opening ceremonies.

For a couple to be eligible for this honor, one of the two must be at least 70 years old and nominated by a relative or friend in a letter telling about their achievements and their support of our town of Peebles. The letters are taken out of town so impartial judges can select who will be the winners.

Please send letters to: OTD Couple, P.O. Box 243, Peebles, Ohio 45660. The letters must be postmarked by the Sept. 1 deadline to be eligible and more information can be found at the Old Timers Days Festival Facebook page.

Riding in last year’s OTD parade are the 2014 OTD couple, Reverend Phil Fulton and his wife Sharon.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_OTDcouple.jpgRiding in last year’s OTD parade are the 2014 OTD couple, Reverend Phil Fulton and his wife Sharon. Submitted photo

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