Sun shines on Summer Celebration


Staff report



Todd Beckett of Massillon portrays television character Barney Fife during the Mechanicsburg Summer Celebration in Goshen Memorial Park. Beckett was posing with his patrol car that is an iconic set of wheels inspired by The Andy Griffith Show.


Brenda Burns | Urbana Daily Citizen

Children play on the carousel in Goshen Memorial Park during Saturday’s Summer Celebration.


Brenda Burns | Urbana Daily Citizen

The Ohio Village Muffins visited Mechanicsburg as part of the annual Summer Celebration on Saturday. The Muffins squared off on the baseball diamond against a locally-assembled team. The Muffins are an outreach of the Ohio History Connection and the team travels the state staging games with vintage baseball uniforms and old-fashioned rules. The Summer Celebration also included a parade, tractor pull, children’s games, food and fireworks.


Steve Stout | Urbana Daily Citizen

The Ohio Village Muffins visited Mechanicsburg as part of the annual Summer Celebration on Saturday. The Muffins squared off on the baseball diamond against a locally-assembled team. The Muffins are an outreach of the Ohio History Connection and the team travels the state staging games with vintage baseball uniforms and old-fashioned rules. The Summer Celebration also included a parade, tractor pull, children’s games, food and fireworks.


Steve Stout | Urbana Daily Citizen

Spectators sit on a shady hill and watch the end of the tractor and truck pull during Saturday’s Summer Celebration in Goshen Memorial Park.


Brenda Burns | Urbana Daily Citizen

MECHANICSBURG – The village held its annual Summer Celebration on Saturday.

Downtown, Goshen Memorial Park and the high school baseball diamond were hopping with activity.

After a morning parade through town, the Ohio Village Muffins vintage baseball team squared off against a team of local players at Mechanicsburg High School. Wearing period-specific uniforms, the teams kept score the old-fashioned way.

At Goshen Memorial Park, spectactors gathered on the hillside to watch the tractor and truck pull in the afternoon. Food vendors, bounce houses, games and colorful characters like “Barney Fife” enlivened the park with his Mayberry patrol car.

The evening brought fireworks under a full moon.

Todd Beckett of Massillon portrays television character Barney Fife during the Mechanicsburg Summer Celebration in Goshen Memorial Park. Beckett was posing with his patrol car that is an iconic set of wheels inspired by The Andy Griffith Show.
http://www.burgtelegram.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2017/07/web1_barney.jpgTodd Beckett of Massillon portrays television character Barney Fife during the Mechanicsburg Summer Celebration in Goshen Memorial Park. Beckett was posing with his patrol car that is an iconic set of wheels inspired by The Andy Griffith Show. Brenda Burns | Urbana Daily Citizen

Children play on the carousel in Goshen Memorial Park during Saturday’s Summer Celebration.
http://www.burgtelegram.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2017/07/web1_carousel.jpgChildren play on the carousel in Goshen Memorial Park during Saturday’s Summer Celebration. Brenda Burns | Urbana Daily Citizen

The Ohio Village Muffins visited Mechanicsburg as part of the annual Summer Celebration on Saturday. The Muffins squared off on the baseball diamond against a locally-assembled team. The Muffins are an outreach of the Ohio History Connection and the team travels the state staging games with vintage baseball uniforms and old-fashioned rules. The Summer Celebration also included a parade, tractor pull, children’s games, food and fireworks.
http://www.burgtelegram.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2017/07/web1_DSC_2309.jpgThe Ohio Village Muffins visited Mechanicsburg as part of the annual Summer Celebration on Saturday. The Muffins squared off on the baseball diamond against a locally-assembled team. The Muffins are an outreach of the Ohio History Connection and the team travels the state staging games with vintage baseball uniforms and old-fashioned rules. The Summer Celebration also included a parade, tractor pull, children’s games, food and fireworks. Steve Stout | Urbana Daily Citizen

The Ohio Village Muffins visited Mechanicsburg as part of the annual Summer Celebration on Saturday. The Muffins squared off on the baseball diamond against a locally-assembled team. The Muffins are an outreach of the Ohio History Connection and the team travels the state staging games with vintage baseball uniforms and old-fashioned rules. The Summer Celebration also included a parade, tractor pull, children’s games, food and fireworks.
http://www.burgtelegram.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2017/07/web1_DSC_2317.jpgThe Ohio Village Muffins visited Mechanicsburg as part of the annual Summer Celebration on Saturday. The Muffins squared off on the baseball diamond against a locally-assembled team. The Muffins are an outreach of the Ohio History Connection and the team travels the state staging games with vintage baseball uniforms and old-fashioned rules. The Summer Celebration also included a parade, tractor pull, children’s games, food and fireworks. Steve Stout | Urbana Daily Citizen

Spectators sit on a shady hill and watch the end of the tractor and truck pull during Saturday’s Summer Celebration in Goshen Memorial Park.
http://www.burgtelegram.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2017/07/web1_DSC_2342.jpgSpectators sit on a shady hill and watch the end of the tractor and truck pull during Saturday’s Summer Celebration in Goshen Memorial Park. Brenda Burns | Urbana Daily Citizen

Staff report