Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Firefighters grilled 1,000 chickens for a hungry audience Saturday.
After spending all morning flipping pancakes and serving breakfast, the Saline Area Firefighters traded in their spatulas for tongs and went to work at the Saline Firehouse Chicken Grill at Saline Summerfest Saturday. In all, the firefighters grilled 1,000 chickens for the dinner. The birds were cooked on a new one-tonne grill designed and manufactured by Assistant Fire Chief Charles Schaible. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Saline Area Fire Department, which has raised $11,000 toward the purchase of a new all-terrain-vehicle for the department.
Monday, August 8, 2011
The Second Annual Touch A Truck took place at Saline Summerfest.
Local kids got up close and personal with some of the biggest, loudest and heaviest trucks on the road at Saline Summerfest Saturday. Trucks, tractors, emergency vehicles, and more were parked along Hall Street in downtown Saline for the Second Annual Touch a Truck event. "Over here!” and “Look at this one!” were some of the shouts that could be heard coming from kids. Cameron Stanfield really likes tractors. The big, blue Ford tractor at Touch A Truck had tires bigger than any kid who climbed aboard. “I think I like the combine best,” he said. Other larger-than-life vehicles included a giant, red dump truck and a shuttle bus.
Events from Saturday afternoon at Saline Summerfest are featured in this video.
Events from Saturday afternoon at Saline Summerfest are featured in this video. This video includes footage from the Saline Street Machines Car Show, the Saline Area Historical Society trolley tours, the Saline Area Fire Department's chicken dinner, music by Duffy King, the tricycle races and more.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Here's just over two minutes of video shot at Saline Summerfest Friday night.
Organizers were thrilled with the opening night of Saline Summerfest. On a sunny, hot and muggy day, thousands turned out to stroll through the Saline Summer Art and Craft Show and watch the entertainment on the concert stage. Here's the schedule for Saturday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. — Merchant and Vendor Booth 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. — Fishing Contest @ Mill Pond Park Children 14 and Under 8:30 a.m. -10 a.m. — 5K Run Walk 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. — Saline Street Machines Car Show . Awards at 3 p.m. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. — Co-ed Volleyball Tournament, Saline Rec Center. Final Registration 9 a.m. Tournament begins a 9:30 a.m. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. —Saline Summer Craft Show 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. —Kid's Games including Inflatable Obstacle Course & Bouncer, Face Painting, and Much …
Saline's "family reunion" draws a big crowd on opening night.
Downtown Saline was packed as Saline Summerfest opened Friday night. Day one of Summerfest was higjhlighted by the Saline Summer Art & Craft Show, dance demonstrations, a performance by the Saline Twirlettes, a karate demo from Paul Teboe's students, the Saline Rotary''s Casino Night, a concert by Toledo rockers 56 Daze and a limbo contest. Mayor Gretchen Driskell called the event Saline's family reunion and thanked the many volunteers who worked countless hours to put on the event for the city and its residents.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
The breakfast takes place at the fire all, while lunch takes place in the parking lot behind Benny's Bakery.
Instead of fighting fire, the Saline Area Firefighters will use it to satisfy the tummies and taste buds of more than 1,000 people at Summerfest Saturday. Saturday morning, at the fire department, firefighters will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. For $5, patrons will receive pancakes, sausages and a drink. The breakfast, served from 7 to 10 a.m., raises money for the Saline Area Firefighters Association, which will use proceeds to help fund a DARE outing, a little league baseball team and other community initiatives. After breakfast, the firefighters take their act to the parking lot behind Benny’s Bakery, where they will be busy grilling for the fourth annual chicken broil, served from noon to 6 p.m. For $8, patrons will …
Kids will take to the waters at Mill Pond Park Saturday.
The Annual Saline Summerfest Kids Fishing Contest will take place Saturday at Mill Pond Park in Saline. Sign up begins at 7:30 a.m., with fishing lines in the water at 8 a.m. The contest lasts two hours, with prizes given away at 11 a.m. to the kids who caught the most fish and the biggest fish. Participants must be present to collect their prizes. Rods and Reels Gift Cards have been donated as prizes by Cabela's in Dundee. Participants need to bring their own fishing poles and hooks. Worms will be provided by the event sponsor, Holy Faith Church of Saline. Ian Reed-Twiss is the Pastor at Holy Faith. “We’ve sponsored this event for the past few years now,” said Reed-Twiss. The church has a very active youth group, so a kids event is the …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Event sponsored by Saline Rotary puts proceeds to good use.
Hey Saline, are you feeling lucky? Casino Night takes place during Saline Summerfest Friday night, from 7 to 11 p.m. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Saline, Casino night is a big part of the annual two-day festival in downtown Saline. The festival takes place Friday and Saturday. “This year all proceeds will benefit our scholarship program,” said Rotarian Jill Durnen. “Saline Rotary gives four $1,000 scholarships each year to Saline High School seniors. In past years, we have funded park benches and the ice rink at Henne Field, and the pavilion behind the Saline Rec Center with our Casino Night proceeds.” City councillor Brian Marl said the event is a great way to have fun while helping an organization do good in the community. “Rotary does …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
The event's planning committee still needs volunteers.
Saline Summerfest, an annual summer homecoming party, takes place downtown Aug. 5-6. With over 32 items of interest on the agenda, plus a plethora of artists to tempt shoppers, organizers hope the festival offers many things of interest for the entire family. For two days, downtown Saline will be transformed into one giant street fair with food, entertainment, kids activities, shopping…and don’t forget, more food. The Saline Fire Department will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast to get things started, and offer up about 1,000 chicken dinners later in the day. Food and munchies will also be provided by Saline Lindenberg, the Kiwanis and Lions Club food wagons and other vendors. Live entertainment will be the backdrop for all of …