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ST. MARYS - The St. Marys Kiwanis, St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce and Heritage Trails Park District along with the help of several other community partners invites everyone to enjoy the 42nd Annual "Walk with Nature" on the Miami-Erie Canal Towpath and the 3rd Annual "Fall Festival in Memorial Park".

The "Walk with Nature" is a pleasant, level walk along the Towpath of the Canal and can begin or end at several points. The length of the walk can be from 3.3 miles to as much as 10 miles. Buses are available for transport to and from starting and stopping points. The Towpath extends north from St. Marys, Memorial Park to 40 acre pond and on to Lock 14. Also, Grand Lake Health Systems invites you to get on the "Road to Fitness" and earn 10 to 20 points for the GLHS Fitness Challenge.

The "Fall Festival in Memorial Park" in downtown St. Marys will feature:

• Entertainment at the Gazebo by the Denison University Bluegrass Band & local favorites.

Car Show.

• Re-enactors from the Civil War period, Frontier times and Canal Boat era.

Pre 1840 Rendezvous camp on the Canal banks, north of High St.

• Fall Farmers Market - Baked goods - Crafts - Garden Produce.

Corn Toss Tournament

Beer and Wine tasting

• Civil War Photography Exhibit at Arts Place on Spring St.

• Youth Activities (free) - Scarecrow Construction - Pumpkin Painting - Free scroll cut wood figures for painting - Sack Races - Giant Pumpkin - Bounce Toys.

Historical Exhibits and Demonstrations.

Tours of Historical Spring Street's, hear some spooky tales from years past.

Registration for the "Walk with Nature" and "Road to Fitness" will be in Memorial Park in Downtown St. Marys. Fall Festival events will also be in Memorial Park, High St. Park and Arts Place at 138 E. Spring St.

The date of the "Walk with Nature" & "Fall Festival in the Park" is Sunday, Oct. 16. The "Walk with Nature" will occur between 12 and 4 p.m. Entertainment will from 12:30 am to 5 p.m.

For further information concerning the event, contact the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce at 419-394-4611.