VAN WERT — The Van Wert County YMCA will host its first annual Fall Festival Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The community is invited to this free event at the YMCA, located at 241 W. Main St., Van Wert. This event is made possible by Rhoades Insurance, Cooper Farms, Straley Realty, and Bless This Mess Homestead. All the sponsors and YMCA volunteers are thanked.

Enjoy Inflatables, mechanical bull rides, and games from Ultra Sound Special Events sponsored by Rhoades Insurance. There will also be pumpkin decorating and face painting sponsored by Cooper Farms, a petting zoo sponsored by Bless This Mess Homestead, and a treat station sponsored by Straley Realty. Main Street Trick or Treating will be taking place 10 a.m. - noon.

For more information about this and any other programs available through the Van Wert YMCA, contact Nicole Benson, YMCA Membership Director, at, 419-238-0443 or visiting The YMCA of Van Wert County is partially funded by the Van Wert County Foundation and United Way.