News-Current Report

BELLBROOK — The 38th Annual Sugar Maple Festival is set for April 22-24 with a theme celebrating the town’s 200 years at Bellbrock Park.

The festival features the dog show, 5K run, recycled sculpture contest, parade, children’s activities and the Sweetheart Contest.

The festival will be held Friday at 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Main Street will close 10 a.m. Friday and Franklin Street will close 5 p.m.

The 10th Annual Sugar Maple Festival Dog Show is Friday and there will be food and activities. The dog show includes categories: cutest puppy (12 months and younger), cutest dog (over 12 months), ugliest, smallest, largest, best costume and silly dog tricks.

Each of the above categories will award a first, second and third prize trophy. There is also a Best of Show winner. The winning dogs will be invited to participate in Saturday’s parade. Food and beverage will be available at the show. The rain date is Saturday at the same time.

Saturday starts with the pancake breakfast and the 5K, followed by the parade 10:30 a.m. The festival concludes on Sunday with entertainment.

Recycled Sculpture Contest promotes recycling at the Sugar Maple Festival. Artists age 10 and up will use their imagination to create a unique sculpture out of recycled materials. Sculptures will be displayed during the festival weekend. Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded.

In addition there will be an art show for K-12 by Bellbrook students at the Bellbrook City Building and the community Room, Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. both days.

Greene County News report compiled by Merrilee Embs.