Community invited to dream, believe and achieve at 2022 Community Days


By Blythe Alspaugh - [email protected]



A 2021 Jackson Center Community Days parade participant. This year’s parade will be held on June 5.

A 2021 Jackson Center Community Days parade participant. This year’s parade will be held on June 5.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News file photo

JACKSON CENTER — Two years out of the pandemic, Greg Woolley is excited for the Jackson Center community to experience a more normal Community Days.

“It kind of feels a little bit like a throwback of keeping the tradition and with a lot of things that have changed so much, it’s nice to have something that people enjoy, that family can do, and still kind of reminisce about how things were when they were kids,” Woolley, president of the Jackson Center Growth Association, said.

Jackson Center Community Days has been a staple part of the Jackson Center community for over 40 years, and this years’ theme, “Dream. Believe. Achieve!” falls in line with the return to form for Community Days and for a more normal festival season after two years of uncertainty. While Woolley said that it can be hard to come up with themes year to year, coming up with this years’ theme was easier as a means of looking toward the upside of things.

“We wanted to try and give that feeling that there’s optimism out there and that America and especially Jackson Center is a great place for opportunity. If you can dream it, and you can believe it, you can achieve it,” Woolley said.

Community Days will kick off Thursday, June 2, with food, drink and treats aplenty and includes the Queen and Little Miss Jackson Center Contest, and runs through Sunday, June 5. Attendees will be able to enjoy food from the Jackson Center Fire Department Bratwurst Stand, Sno-Cones and donuts, and beer sales. In addition to this, Moeller Brew Barn has come up with a new brew of beer, “JC Light” that will come in a special Jackson Center-themed can for Community Days.

“We are excited to work with them and offer this to help celebrate the weekend,” Woolley said.

The full schedule is as follows:

THURSDAY, JUNE 2

7 p.m.: Queen and Little Miss Jackson Center Contest, Jackson Center Schools

7:30 to 10:30 p.m.: Thick & Thin Band, Entertainment Tent

FRIDAY, JUNE 3

5 to 10 p.m.: Showdown, Jackson Center Tiger Boosters

5 p.m. to close: Mechanical rides

6 to 9 p.m.: Pony Rides, sponsored by Jackson Center Fire Department

6 to 11 p.m.: Wheel, Entertainment Tent

8 p.m.: Kevin and the Others, Entertainment Tent

SATURDAY, JUNE 4

8:40 a.m.: 1-Mile Fun Run

9 a.m.: Tiger Trot 5K Race

10 a.m.: Bake Sale

11 a.m. to 10 p.m.: Showdown, Jackson Center Tiger Boosters

Noon to close: Mechanical Rides

Noon to close: Pony Rides

Noon: Cornhole Tournament, Entertainment Tent

Dodge Ball Tournament, Davis Street

11 a.m.: Ages 12 and under

1 p.m.: Ages 13 to 17

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Ages 18 and older

2 p.m. Dog Chip Bingo

3 p.m.: K9 demonstrations and meet and greets, Southwest Regional K9 Training Group

5 to 8 p.m.: 22nd Annual Community Days Car, Bike and Truck Show

6 to 11 p.m. Wheel, Entertainment Tent

8 p.m. Rock House Band, Entertainment Tent

SUNDAY, JUNE 5

10:30 a.m.: Community Worship Service, Entertainment Tent

2 p.m.: Parade

2 to 6 p.m.: Pony Rides

3 to 6 p.m. Mechanical Rides

3:30 p.m.: Jackson Center Local Entertainment and Raffle Drawing, Entertainment Tent

“We’re excited, and hopefully everyone feels comfortable to come out and take that continued step toward normalcy,” Woolley said.

A 2021 Jackson Center Community Days parade participant. This year’s parade will be held on June 5.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/05/web1_DSC_1880-1.jpgA 2021 Jackson Center Community Days parade participant. This year’s parade will be held on June 5. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News file photo

By Blythe Alspaugh

[email protected]

Reach the writer at 937-538-4825

Reach the writer at 937-538-4825