Fall fun


The area teemed with activities during the past weekend

Jace Meyer, 5, left to right, son of Jessica and Josh Meyer, jumps out at Jaycie Schmidt, 6, daughter of Shawn and Chelsea Priest, all of Botkins, and Makenzie Stephenson, 13, of Rockford, daughter of John Stephenson and Amanda Haver. Jace is one of the ghouls who roam a haunted barn at 17405 Southland Road east of Botkins. The haunted barn is open every Friday and Saturday in October from 7 p.m. until the crowds die away.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Lucas Brandewie, 3, of Houston, son of Kyle and Melissa Brandewie, tries on a Lockington firefighter’s helmet during the Lockington Fire Department open house Sunday, Oct. 8.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Leading the Shelby County Animal Rescue Foundation’s Walk to End Parvo at Vandemark Farm, Saturday, Oct. 7 are, left to right, Joe Laber, of Troy, SCARF mascot Scarfie and Shelby County Commissioner Julie Ehemann. The walk raised money to fight the deadly and highly contagious canine disease, parvo.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office DARE Officer Brian Strunk, left, watches as Ohio’s Barney Fife, portrayed by Todd Beckett, of Massillon, shows off his gun-handling skills during the Anna Fall Harvest Fest in Anna Park, Sunday, Oct. 8.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Niyah Koch, left, daughter of Amber Koch and Ricky Koch, gets help using a fire hose from Minster firefighter Jeff Wolf during Minster Safety Day at Minster Elementary, Friday, Oct. 6. All are from Minster.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Chris Abke, left, teaches Isabell Mouk, 10, daughter of Tracey and Richard Mouk, all of Sidney, how to use a bow and arrow at a Shelby County Hot Shots booth at the Anna Fall Harvest Fest in Anna Park, Sunday, Oct. 8.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Pearl Blystone, of Sidney, holds a wooden hunting dog carved by her husband, Russell Blystone. The Blystones were selling wood carvings at the Anna Fall Harvest Fest, Sunday, Oct. 8.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Al Saunders, of Sidney, gets out of his 1955 Chevy 210 Del Ray after parking it at the Anna Fall Harvest Fest car show, Sunday, Oct. 8.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Jace Meyer, 5, left to right, son of Jessica and Josh Meyer, jumps out at Jaycie Schmidt, 6, daughter of Shawn and Chelsea Priest, all of Botkins, and Makenzie Stephenson, 13, of Rockford, daughter of John Stephenson and Amanda Haver. Jace is one of the ghouls who roam a haunted barn at 17405 Southland Road east of Botkins. The haunted barn is open every Friday and Saturday in October from 7 p.m. until the crowds die away.

Kaylynne Francis, left, brushes chalk off her younger brother, Ryker Branson, 3, son of Frank and Kristi Branson, all of Sidney. Ryker had been drawing with sidewalk chalk at the Lockington Fire Department open house, Sunday, Oct. 8.

Jeri Sayer, of Piqua, follows her dog, Axil, during a training exercise for rescue dogs at the Lockington Fire Department open house, Sunday, Oct. 8. Members of the search and rescue dog group, All Sar K9s, demonstrated the abilities of their dogs at the event.

Lucas Brandewie, 3, of Houston, son of Kyle and Melissa Brandewie, tries on a Lockington firefighter’s helmet during the Lockington Fire Department open house Sunday, Oct. 8.

Leading the Shelby County Animal Rescue Foundation’s Walk to End Parvo at Vandemark Farm, Saturday, Oct. 7 are, left to right, Joe Laber, of Troy, SCARF mascot Scarfie and Shelby County Commissioner Julie Ehemann. The walk raised money to fight the deadly and highly contagious canine disease, parvo.

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office DARE Officer Brian Strunk, left, watches as Ohio’s Barney Fife, portrayed by Todd Beckett, of Massillon, shows off his gun-handling skills during the Anna Fall Harvest Fest in Anna Park, Sunday, Oct. 8.

Niyah Koch, left, daughter of Amber Koch and Ricky Koch, gets help using a fire hose from Minster firefighter Jeff Wolf during Minster Safety Day at Minster Elementary, Friday, Oct. 6. All are from Minster.

Chris Abke, left, teaches Isabell Mouk, 10, daughter of Tracey and Richard Mouk, all of Sidney, how to use a bow and arrow at a Shelby County Hot Shots booth at the Anna Fall Harvest Fest in Anna Park, Sunday, Oct. 8.

Pearl Blystone, of Sidney, holds a wooden hunting dog carved by her husband, Russell Blystone. The Blystones were selling wood carvings at the Anna Fall Harvest Fest, Sunday, Oct. 8.

Al Saunders, of Sidney, gets out of his 1955 Chevy 210 Del Ray after parking it at the Anna Fall Harvest Fest car show, Sunday, Oct. 8.

Jace Meyer, 5, left to right, son of Jessica and Josh Meyer, jumps out at Jaycie Schmidt, 6, daughter of Shawn and Chelsea Priest, all of Botkins, and Makenzie Stephenson, 13, of Rockford, daughter of John Stephenson and Amanda Haver. Jace is one of the ghouls who roam a haunted barn at 17405 Southland Road east of Botkins. The haunted barn is open every Friday and Saturday in October from 7 p.m. until the crowds die away.
Jace Meyer, 5, left to right, son of Jessica and Josh Meyer, jumps out at Jaycie Schmidt, 6, daughter of Shawn and Chelsea Priest, all of Botkins, and Makenzie Stephenson, 13, of Rockford, daughter of John Stephenson and Amanda Haver. Jace is one of the ghouls who roam a haunted barn at 17405 Southland Road east of Botkins. The haunted barn is open every Friday and Saturday in October from 7 p.m. until the crowds die away. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Kaylynne Francis, left, brushes chalk off her younger brother, Ryker Branson, 3, son of Frank and Kristi Branson, all of Sidney. Ryker had been drawing with sidewalk chalk at the Lockington Fire Department open house, Sunday, Oct. 8.
Kaylynne Francis, left, brushes chalk off her younger brother, Ryker Branson, 3, son of Frank and Kristi Branson, all of Sidney. Ryker had been drawing with sidewalk chalk at the Lockington Fire Department open house, Sunday, Oct. 8. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Jeri Sayer, of Piqua, follows her dog, Axil, during a training exercise for rescue dogs at the Lockington Fire Department open house, Sunday, Oct. 8. Members of the search and rescue dog group, All Sar K9s, demonstrated the abilities of their dogs at the event.
Jeri Sayer, of Piqua, follows her dog, Axil, during a training exercise for rescue dogs at the Lockington Fire Department open house, Sunday, Oct. 8. Members of the search and rescue dog group, All Sar K9s, demonstrated the abilities of their dogs at the event. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Lucas Brandewie, 3, of Houston, son of Kyle and Melissa Brandewie, tries on a Lockington firefighter’s helmet during the Lockington Fire Department open house Sunday, Oct. 8.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/10/web1_SDN100917WeekPhotos6.jpgLucas Brandewie, 3, of Houston, son of Kyle and Melissa Brandewie, tries on a Lockington firefighter’s helmet during the Lockington Fire Department open house Sunday, Oct. 8. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Leading the Shelby County Animal Rescue Foundation’s Walk to End Parvo at Vandemark Farm, Saturday, Oct. 7 are, left to right, Joe Laber, of Troy, SCARF mascot Scarfie and Shelby County Commissioner Julie Ehemann. The walk raised money to fight the deadly and highly contagious canine disease, parvo.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/10/web1_SDN100917WeekPhotos1.jpgLeading the Shelby County Animal Rescue Foundation’s Walk to End Parvo at Vandemark Farm, Saturday, Oct. 7 are, left to right, Joe Laber, of Troy, SCARF mascot Scarfie and Shelby County Commissioner Julie Ehemann. The walk raised money to fight the deadly and highly contagious canine disease, parvo. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office DARE Officer Brian Strunk, left, watches as Ohio’s Barney Fife, portrayed by Todd Beckett, of Massillon, shows off his gun-handling skills during the Anna Fall Harvest Fest in Anna Park, Sunday, Oct. 8.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/10/web1_SDN100917WeekPhotos8.jpgShelby County Sheriff’s Office DARE Officer Brian Strunk, left, watches as Ohio’s Barney Fife, portrayed by Todd Beckett, of Massillon, shows off his gun-handling skills during the Anna Fall Harvest Fest in Anna Park, Sunday, Oct. 8. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Niyah Koch, left, daughter of Amber Koch and Ricky Koch, gets help using a fire hose from Minster firefighter Jeff Wolf during Minster Safety Day at Minster Elementary, Friday, Oct. 6. All are from Minster.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/10/web1_SDN100917WeekPhotos8.jpgNiyah Koch, left, daughter of Amber Koch and Ricky Koch, gets help using a fire hose from Minster firefighter Jeff Wolf during Minster Safety Day at Minster Elementary, Friday, Oct. 6. All are from Minster. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Chris Abke, left, teaches Isabell Mouk, 10, daughter of Tracey and Richard Mouk, all of Sidney, how to use a bow and arrow at a Shelby County Hot Shots booth at the Anna Fall Harvest Fest in Anna Park, Sunday, Oct. 8.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/10/web1_SDN100917WeekPhotos9-1.jpgChris Abke, left, teaches Isabell Mouk, 10, daughter of Tracey and Richard Mouk, all of Sidney, how to use a bow and arrow at a Shelby County Hot Shots booth at the Anna Fall Harvest Fest in Anna Park, Sunday, Oct. 8. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Pearl Blystone, of Sidney, holds a wooden hunting dog carved by her husband, Russell Blystone. The Blystones were selling wood carvings at the Anna Fall Harvest Fest, Sunday, Oct. 8.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/10/web1_SDN100917WeekPhotos9-1.jpgPearl Blystone, of Sidney, holds a wooden hunting dog carved by her husband, Russell Blystone. The Blystones were selling wood carvings at the Anna Fall Harvest Fest, Sunday, Oct. 8. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Al Saunders, of Sidney, gets out of his 1955 Chevy 210 Del Ray after parking it at the Anna Fall Harvest Fest car show, Sunday, Oct. 8.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/10/web1_SDN100917WeekPhotos3.jpgAl Saunders, of Sidney, gets out of his 1955 Chevy 210 Del Ray after parking it at the Anna Fall Harvest Fest car show, Sunday, Oct. 8. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News
The area teemed with activities during the past weekend