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I Love Olander Day

Posted Sep 17th, 2017 by Lynda Hoffman  Category: Arts & Entertainment

 

TOPS – I Love Olander Day
Sylvania-area residents can make summer last a little bit longer on “I Love Olander Day” – a free, fun family event set for Sunday, October 1 at Olander Park. The celebration is open to the public rain or shine from noon until 4 pm.

Visitors can enjoy live music and entertainment, children’s activities, free use of rowboats on Olander Lake, and a volleyball tournament coordinated by Lourdes University students. Food trucks will be available. A free photo booth will let families capture the fun and a free horse drawn wagon ride. Additional attractions will be announced throughout September.

The public will also be able to view a special historical exhibit of Olander, plus the vision for a new master plan for the park district. TOPS officials will be on hand throughout the day at Neiderhauser Hall to present details and collect community feedback.

Free parking will be available in the Tam-O-Shanter and Senior Center lots adjacent to Olander. Or Boulevard Church (after 11:30) Free handicapped parking can be accessed inside Olander through the main gate on Sylvania Avenue.

“I Love Olander Day” was created to thank the many community members who volunteered at the park this summer, and celebrate the high level of community support the five parks of the Olander Park System enjoy.

A major focus of the day is a children’s area with a variety of educational and fun activities. Kids can do face painting, create sidewalk chalk art, make fairy wands and birdfeeders, and make their own movies with Go-pro cameras supplied by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

Adults of all ages can enjoy music and drama performances by a variety of community artists, dance to a DJ, or simply enjoy the fall colors with a stroll around the lake.

Six-person teams can participate in a day-long tournament on Olander’s volleyball courts. A $1 per person entry fee is all that it takes to play in either the “13 and under” and “over 13” age brackets. Prizes will go to the tournament winners in each group. Pre-registration information will be available in mid-September.

A photo contest will allow visitors to select their favorite pictures of the day to post on Facebook. Images that receive the greatest number of “likes” will be awarded a prize.
“I Love Olander Day” is presented by TOPS and organized by community volunteers.

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