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Chamber Corner: Walnut Days Weekend

Last week Brian shared his thoughts about Walnut Days and now it’s my turn.

It was another great Celebration weekend. I’ve heard many positive comments and the weather, for the most part, was perfect for the three days.

I want to thank all who were involved with the planning, whether big or small, for their contributions. The Walnut Days Committee meets year around and spends countless volunteer hours trying to make the weekend a great experience for all. Job well done to the Committee. Also, thank you to Carl and the Village of Walnut for their work. It mostly goes unnoticed, but it makes the event run so much smoother.

I will say my family really enjoyed the Painting Party and Outdoor Movie on Friday night. It was a great way to kick off the weekend. Yes, on Saturday we had a little rain hit us during the parade, but it’s definitely a parade we will never forget. The Inflatables were also a great way to bring a lot of families to the Park on Sunday and the fireworks were outstanding as always.

As far as Chamber events go, we appreciate all that came for our Chicken/Fish Fry on Friday and Sunday. Sandy Green does a tremendous job getting the dinner organized for both days and we are thankful to her for taking the lead on that. We are grateful we were able to #shopWalnut for all of our supplies this year.

The 3-on-3 tournament also had another successful year. We had 14 teams, with half of them registering the day of the tournament. Congrats to the winners of each division and thank you to Dean Hulsing for taking the lead for the last time on the tournament. We appreciate you running the tournament for the last 5 years.

The last thing I will mention about Walnut Days is that it does take a lot of money to put on the event each year. The fireworks, of course, are a big expense and to continue to put on a great show year in and year out it takes a lot of money. Consider donating to the event. Donations are accepted year around. They are also gearing up for a BIG show in 2022, which is Walnut’s 150-year celebration.

Now, we transition to Fall. Yes, Fall Fest on Main is only three months away. Planning is in full swing. We can’t wait to start sharing information with you about it.

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