The Unadilla Days Celebration June 23 was a great success with hundreds of people in town throughout the day doing various activities.  The BBQ alone fed around 550 people.
The daylong events included a 5K Fun Run/Walk, City-wide Garage Sales, the history room and veterans room at the community center, a bake sale, horseshoe tournament, corn hole tournament, Husker’s Hope Doxin Races, Tractor Pull, BBQ, Adult men’s softball game, and the ever popular water slide in the park.
For at least 10 hours, the giant water slide was full of laughing, splashing kids and a few adults flying down the 100 foot slides on the hill.  Parents usually sit around the slide in lawn chairs and enjoy each other’s company while watching their kids have a blast!
Matt and Melissa DaHarsh of Unadilla donated the slides years ago, and they spend every Unadilla Days at the top of the slides sending kids down safely and monitoring the whole thing.  This year, some parent volunteers took a few shifts to give them breaks, but the DaHarshes have always enjoyed this part of Unadilla Days and look forward to it each year.
Fire and Rescue ran a concession stand during the day.  The Christian Church donated all the food to be used, and they raised funds that will be used to pay for an automated cot in the ambulance.  The cot will minimize the amount of lifting that is required of volunteers. The number one injury to EMS workers is back injuries, and this equipment will greatly reduce that risk.
The tournaments were a great time for all participants, and the 5K had more participants than ever before.  All in all, it was a busy, fun day for the hundreds of people who enjoyed an event or two (or all) in Unadilla.
The BBQ catered by Orchard Hill was a huge success with a long line and great food for the 550 people who were served.
Village Clerk Corinne Zahn said that a lot of money was raised through the various activities.  This money will go towards the Unadilla Area Fund.
 The fund is used to make improvements in the community like redoing the roof at the school, matching funds for the bike walk path at the park, and other village maintenance projects and improvements.
Zahn said, “We have so many people that use our park.  We have people from Bennett and Lincoln.  We have tons of people come use our Community Center for family dinners and stuff like that.  It just gets used a lot.”
She also noted that the volunteers make it all possible.  “The 2018 BBQ was so much fun this year and great weather. It would not be possible at all without all the help it takes to do this.”