New Event! – A Walk In Waynedale
Our event committee members would like to invite you and your business to support and attend this brand-new event in our community.

On Saturday, July 27 Bluffton Rd will close from 1 to 4pm for a huge community festival. “A Walk In Waynedale” will take the place of the Waynedale Community Picnic and relocates the festival to “downtown” Waynedale along Bluffton Rd., between Old Trail Rd. and Interlaken Dr. We’ve made this shift to provide more event space, better parking and to attract more exposure for our community and its businesses. And most notably, to get people out and moving to celebrate a healthy lifestyle using our community’s new sidewalks and trails!

Reserve Your Sponsorship by July 8, 2019
There are several sponsorship levels in which you or your company could lend a hand for this event. No matter what the level of sponsorship, your support is vital to the success of this event. We rely heavily on the support of local people and businesses from the community. There are many perks designed for our sponsors, but most importantly this is an impactful way to be part of a great community event and show your support for Waynedale.

Please consider a sponsorship or donation to “A Walk In Waynedale” community festival and help us continue to bring a free day of fun, togetherness and community building to Waynedale. Sponsorship levels can be found on the attached Sponsorship Form. If you would like to be a vendor, we would love to help brainstorm activities that you can hold at your booth for guests.

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A WALK IN WAYNEDALE – COMMUNITY FESTIVAL
When: Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 1pm-4pm
Where: Bluffton Rd. in Waynedale, between Old Trail Rd. and Interlaken Dr.
Add’l: Formerly named the Waynedale Picnic, this event will close down Bluffton Rd to hold this huge community celebration. This is a family friendly event, drawing over 2,000 attendees yearly. This event is made possible by over a hundred local businesses and individuals who sponsor to the community event. Fun to be had with kids’ games, inflatable obstacle course, appearances from our local police, EMT and fire departments, Science Exploration Tent, walk vendors and more. More info and sponsorships at Waynedale.com/WalkInWaynedale
Cost: Event is FREE to residents of the Waynedale area


PICNIC CHANGES NAME & LOCATION TO BENEFIT GUESTS, SPONSORS

Article from The Waynedale News

This week, The Waynedale Community Picnic committee announced that last year was the 16th and final time they would hold the event at Waynedale Park. However, fans of the Picnic shouldn’t fret! Since the beginning of the year the Waynedale Community Picnic committee have been collaborating with the EMBARK Waynedale committee to hold a similar event, but this time they will close down Bluffton Road to do it!

On Saturday, July 27 Bluffton Road will close from 1pm to 4pm for this huge community festival. “A Walk In Waynedale” will take the place of the Waynedale Community Picnic and relocates the festival to “downtown” Waynedale along Bluffton Rd., between Old Trail Rd. and Interlaken Dr.

According to Megan Ryan, who has been the event manager of the Waynedale Community Picnic for the past 4 years, “We’ve made this shift to provide more event space, better parking and to attract more exposure for our community and its businesses. And most notably, to get people out and moving to celebrate a healthy lifestyle using our community’s new sidewalks and trails!”

Although not all details about this new event’s features have been released, a committee of 10 volunteer members that are working on the event “A Walk In Waynedale”, have indicated that it will be free for the expected 2,000+ guests to attend and participate in. And it is designed to “promote unity and togetherness in our area.”

Camille Garrison, the chair of EMBARK Waynedale, which was held last year as a celebration of the new sidewalks and trails commented, “This event will be the best of both the Picnic and EMBARK. Guests should expect many of the same attractions that both events had featured in the past, with the City’s ‘Open Streets’ event feel. Right now, we can announce that we will have kid’s games & activities, inflatable rides, a live band, a science tent, chalk walk, face painting & vendors. But there are a few more special things that we are working on bringing to the event, which will be announced as we get closer to July 27th.”

Of course, with any free event like this, which is funded 100% by sponsorships, much of “A Walk In Waynedale” committee’s efforts are currently focused on fundraising. There are several sponsorship levels in which companies and individuals could lend a hand for this event. No matter what the level of sponsorship, any support is vital to the success of this event. There are many perks designed for sponsors, but most importantly this is an impactful way to be part of a great community event and show support for Waynedale.

If you are interested in helping as a volunteer, as sponsor or vendor, or if you would just like more information about A Walk In Waynedale, you can find more information about this event at Waynedale.com/WalkInWaynedale or by finding the event on Facebook.