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Village of Delta Sesquicentennial

2013 Events Calendar

Join us for our

150th Anniversary Celebration


Dates and details to be announced as plans are finalized




as they are finalized


Additional Details

as they become available

New Years Eve

December 31st:


9:00pm - 12:30am


Family Oriented and

Free to the Public  

Chicken Drop at Midnight

 Kick Off of the Delta Sesquicentennial Celebration  


Join Us for an Evening of Fun at The Delta Memorial Hall

401 Main St.

Entertainment by

 "Sonny Sanders",  DJ

-Public Invited    

-Face Painting, piñatas for children


-No Alcoholic  Beverages

-Donations Accepted 


Contact persons:

 Marilyn Buehrer, 419-822-4776

 Mabel Hudson – 419-822-4101         


February 23rd:


6:00pm -11:00pm

Bands perform at Delta American Legion Hall

February 23rd  “Bands Pick n Play

5:30pm – 11:00pm


Located South of Delta

at 5939 St Rt 109


Plan on coming out for an evening of fun starting with food and drinks from the Canteen, prepared & served by  the Legion Auxiliary starting at 5:30 p.m.   There will be Door Prizes, 50/50 Raffles and throughout the evening listening to some great sounds of many local musicians.


FREE admission

There will  be a container to drop off a  a non-perishable food item – to be given to Delta Food Pantry at Open Door

6 – 7:30  - is an open Jam Session with the musical group “Monday Night Jam’s”.  This is your chance to bring your guitar, banjo, bass or other and come play, sing and join in the fun.  This group meets every Monday evening  at the Delta Church  of Christ.  [ Bluegrass, Country, Folk, etc., all pickers that play acoustic instruments or sing are welcome.]

7:30 – 9:30 – is  “B*A*S*I*S” Band with local resident Steve Ebersole on bass guitar. This band has a great following from the Delta, Toledo and surrounding  area.


9:30 – 11 p.m. is a group of local musicians who call themselvesNew Horizon Praise Band with Chris Bierie, Jim Boone, Lynn Zenz, Jan Perkins, Frank Pollzzie, Matt Perkins and Aaron Fowler

March 8th

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Fish Fry

at the

United Methodist Church Delta Ohio


Fund Raiser for the International Underground Railroad King Family Memorial Monument


See Dedication June 19th below

Historian and Applicant

Naomi Twining


The National Park Service, National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom has recognized the King Family Farm located south of Delta,  Ohio.


More about the event

March 17th:

Sunday afternoon  

at 2:00pm

Delta's Got Talent

Delta High School Auditorium


Come and enjoy a variety show of  Talent from the Delta Area


More About the Show

Contact person:

Marcia Ricker

phone 419-822-4606


E-mail  Marcia at

or call if you have any questions???


April 21st:

11:00am - 5:00pm

150th Celebration

Spaghetti Dinner 

serving 11:00 -1:30pm

Adults - $5.00,

Children 10 and under - $3.00


History Roundtable Discussions & Displays

(until 5pm)


At the Delta High School Commons

on Taylor St.



Delta History Displays

Round Table Discussions

  Click here for More

Community is Encouraged to Participate

and bring their Delta Memorabilia, Contact

Mabel Hudson – 419-822-4101  

to reserve a table for your display 


Liaisons for Delta History

Pike-Delta-York Students to

Display Delta History Projects

Contact persons:

Elementary & Middle School:

-Rebecca Schermond

-Kathy Trowbridge 

High School

-Marilyn Buehrer


Saturday May 18th

10am - 3:30pm

Civil War Encampment with a

re-enactment of a Funeral of Sergeant Lemuel VIERS who died of his wounds from Battle at Chancellorsville and a Wedding of Levi EVERSOLE and Helen TAPPAN.   Both these events originally took place in Delta in the
Spring of 1863

At Fulton County Historical Museum at 229 Monroe St. Wauseon, OH and North Park across the street.

Lemuel Viers was born northeast of Delta in 1843 on his parents farm located where the Fulton Union Cemetery is now, formerly known as the VIERS Cemetery.  Five of his brothers also served in the Civil War. His father was John VIERS and mother was Rebecca SALISBERRY


Levi Eversole came with his parents and family in 1860 to Delta where his father, Jacob EVERSOLE, ran a boarding house.  Levi met Helen TAPPAN, the daughter of Whitfield TAPPAN and Amanda WOODFORD who lived just north of where the Salisberry Cemetery now stands. Most of the EVERSOLE's moved west to Missouri and Kansas between 1868 and 1870.


More about these events on the

Fulton County Historical Society Webpage

June 1st


8:15am Kids up to 8yr old

Fun Run 1/2 mile

8:30am Kids 9-12

Fun Run 1 mile


5K Run / Walk / Stroll

Delta 5K Steel Run


A 5K run with all proceeds benefiting:

The Great Lakes Cooperative on Autism, The Wabash Cannonball Trail,

American Cancer Society.


Click here for  More & Printable Flyer


Click this link for official registration website and more about the Run.

Co-sponsored by  the

Steel Partnership

North Star BlueScope Steel

and Worthington Steel

in honor of the

Delta Sesquicentennial Celebrations


June 19th


Wednesday, June 19th

at 5:00pm


Dedication Ceremony

Dedication Ceremony

 Underground Railroad Monument


 American Legion Hall,

South of Delta on St Rt 109 

Ceremony Coordinated by:
Naomi Twining, historian and applicant for the historical designation
 and Kay Falor of American Legion

A historical monument  is to be erected  in northeast corner of the American Legion Hall parking lot overlooking the King Family Cemetery 


An Open House Celebration will follow the Ceremony in the Delta Legion Hall with refreshments provided.


Click here for more about the event

Delta's International

Underground Railroad Station 


The King Cemetery and Old King Farm at Rt 109 and County Road F in Delta have been designated as an Underground Railroad Station by the following organizations:

*  U.S. National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, U.S. Department of the Interior

*  Ohio Historical Society

*  Buxton National Historic Site and Museum (Canada)

*  Fulton County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society

*  Afro-Louisiana Historical &

Genealogical Society, Inc. 

June 22nd:

10:00am - 5:00pm

"Old Fashioned Picnic

in the Park"


Delta Community Park
511 Taylor St.
Delta, Oh 43515


The Great Black Swamp Frogs will be playing 1860's Base Ball

Starting 10:00am


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-Dreamers Car Club Cruise In 1:00 - 4:00pm

-Vendors with Food for all ages

-Historical re-enactors 

-Old time games for children 

and adults


Contact persons:
Rick McKibben, 419-822-5511


Doug Eicher and Tim McQuillen

July 12th, 13th and 14th

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Delta Chicken Festival


Delta Community Park
511 Taylor St.
Delta, Oh 43515


In the News Over the Years


Official Web Sight of the

Delta Chicken Festival


-Annual Chicken Barbeque with grand parade,  amusement rides,  games, concessions, entertainment and more...


Contact persons:
Art Thomas at 419.583.6963
Co -Chair: Lynn Clay


Delta Chicken Festival on Facebook

Glenn Mohler

Click here for short Biography and Photos

Chicken Festival Parade

Grand Marshall

and 2013 Delta

Citizen of the Year




Click here for short Biography and


August 2nd:

4:00pm to 11:00pm

Rib Off / 'Dancin' in the Streets" / Car & Motorcycle Cruise In


Downtown Delta


Facebook Event Page

Sponsored by

Delta Chamber of Commerce


Click Here for More about this Event

Contact persons:

Mark Baun  at (419) 277-0884

John McCullough at (567) 277-2620

Click to download pdf flyer of this event

August ?


Garden Tour

About the Town

October  4th:

Pre-game Dinner Party

4:30pm to 6:30pm

followed by

Homecoming Football Game at 7:00pm

Home Coming

Game Reunion

A barbecued chicken dinner will be available at the Wildwood Shelter House

Click Here

for more details


Pre-game gathering of past Team Players, Coaches, Band Members, Homecoming Queens and their courts for a dinner party and recognition during the Football Game.


Contact persons:

Marilyn Buehrer, 419-822-4776
Linda Moden, 419-822-5852

October, 12th

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

"Apple Dumpling Festival"

Delta’s Annual Apple Dumpling Festival, hosted by the Delta Chamber Of Commerce will be held at Delta Park on Taylor Street, across from the Elementary School.  Bring the family to enjoy music all day, while you browse through a selection of over 40 crafters and vendors.  Vendors will range from jewelry to clothing to seasonal items.  Look for a wide array of arts and crafts.


Sponsored by

Delta Chamber of Commerce


We will have the standard food selection of hot dogs, hamburgers and brats, etc. as well as specialty coffee, elephant ears, kettle corn, old fashioned ice cream, bakery items and of course apple dumplings from the Delta 109. 

Come join the fun, support the community, and don’t miss the Pie Contest.


Delta Chamber of Commerce

Official Website


To volunteer to help, loan or contribute items or ideas for events or would just

like more information, please contact the liaison or chair person listed for event or

Send E-mail to: Mabel Hudson at 

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Links to Other Pages




Sesquicentennial Committee Appreciation Page




Early Delta History




Delta Park History


Delta Photos of the Past


1860 Federal Census list for Village of Delta

with other facts and biographical information of the early settlers


Mary Augusta WOOD

First child born in village of Delta


Delta Antique Building Collapses

June 2008




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