Aaron Roehm
Aaron Roehm

VAN WERT – The Van Wert Heartland Patriots will host the 2nd annual Freedom Fest this Saturday at Fountain Park in Van Wert. The theme is “God, Family, and Country.”

Opening ceremonies start at 11 a.m., and the celebration ends at 4 p.m. The featured speaker will be Pat Miller, WOWO radio personality. The Van Wert American Legion will present the flag, and the national anthem will be sung by Gabby Emerick. Local artist, Randy Long, will share his music with the crowd, as will the group Blind Date.

Magician Aaron Roehm plans to dazzle with “trickery” and be on hand to make balloon animals for the kids. State Representative Craig Reidel will also be present.

Information tables regarding the Constitution, charter cities, and other topics of interest will be available. The Van Wert Gideon Camp will offer free testaments to attendees. There will be games for the kids, and plenty of food. The Van Wert Heartland Patriots encourages the public to come out and have a good time.