Firemen’s Festival kicks off Friday


Grace Kirchner Leader Correspondent

The 39th annual Clintonville Firemen’s Festival will begin with a Firemen’s Fish Fry from 5-8 p.m. Friday in W.A. Olen Park.

The parade will begin on Saturday at 11 a.m., starting from corner of North Main Street and 16th Street and following down to Fifth Street. The parade theme is “Find Your Adventure.” Prizes will be given for the best theme float and the chief’s choice. Lineup begins at 10 a.m. To register, email

After the parade, everyone is invited to W.A. Olen Park where lunch and refreshments will be available. There will be children’s games, live music and kiddie water fights at 2 p.m. Lawn tractor pulls will be held. A double-elimination Bean Bag Toss Tournament will begin at 3 p.m., with cash prizes for the winner.

The country music band Spitfire Rodeo will entertain Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight.

The Clintonville Fire Department has raised more than $75,000 in donations during Firemen’s Festival weekends. Money is used to support the department.