Gazette News Report
BELLBROOK — One of the highlights of Bellbrook’s bicentennial celebration takes place Saturday, June 18 at Sackett-Wright Park.
The city will hold a community picnic and vintage baseball game 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Residents can bring their own food or purchase lunch from Little Miami River Catering and Hunger Paynes Food Truck, which will be available 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There will also be crafts and activities dating back to the 1860s. Also available will be the special bicentennial feaux copper mugs with the city’s 200 logo on it.
After the picnic, the Dayton Clodbuster Baseball Club will take on a Bellbrook community team in an 1800s-era style baseball game. This will a baseball game without any modern conveniences and will include a moderator who will explain the differences between modern baseball and baseball played in the 1800s.
Residents are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair for the picnic and baseball game.
The picnic is open to all, but it’s geared at bringing the Bellbrook community together.
“We wanted it community-centric,” said organizer Gregg Sparks. “It’s to get community folks down.”
Gazette news report compiled by Scott Halasz.