Summer Reading Finale Party

August 14, 2021

Nationally known performers Jim Gill and Don Stille kick off the events at the Pickerington Public Library’s Summer Reading Finale at the Wigwam Event Center on August 14 with a lively kids show.
Taylor (age 4) and Matilda (23 months) visit the Wigwam Community Gardens with their parents Stephen & Amanda James.
Fairfield County Deputy Shaun Meloy and his K-9 partner, Kahr, greet the Ali family, Jessica, Rayan (age 4) and Amyra (age 2).
The Fix and Derksen families. Jeff Fix serves as a Fairfield County Commissioner and Nick Derksen is a Pickerington City Councilperson.
Marybeth Boster helps her granddaughter Raelynn Roth (age 2) craft a butterfly at the Pickerington Girl Scout booth with Raelyn’s mother Jessica and brother Sammy (age 5 months).
Library volunteer Cheryl Way swings her grandson Emmett (age 2) during the concert.

Eleanor Karam (age 6) visits the Bring the Farm to You petting zoo. Eleanor will be a first grader at St. Pius this year.
Charlize (age 3) and Cooper (age 6) Owens play in the Wigwam gardens.
Violet the Cow and Debbie Madison from the library rest in the shade between greeting visitors.
The Wigwam Community Garden sold vegetables and flowers to raise money for the Pickerington Food Pantry.
Bryson Gregg (age 4) and his brother Brayden (age 6) make squishy balls with Azana Lawrence at the library craft tables. Brayden will be a first grader at Heritage Elementary. Azana is a senior National Honors Society Student at Pickerington North.
Musician Jim Gill lead the crowd in dance.
Michael Cramer (age 6) offers his hand to Mackenzie Matherne (age 6) as she climbs out of one of Violet Township’s fire trucks. The two friends will be first graders this year at Toll Gate Elementary.
Ana Gasser of BSA Troop 7256 holds a baby chick from Bring the Farm to You. Ana is a sophomore at Pickerington Central.
James Donel (age 9) digs potatoes in Wigwam Community Garden with Wes Kruse (a 5th grader at Toll Gate Middle) as his sister Nora (age 6) looks on. James and Nora attend Violet Elementary.
Sophia Johnson (left), a Pickerington North Senior and member of the National Honor Society helps Skyler Seymour (age 14) and his mom pet one of the bunnies from the Bring the Farm to You. Skyler attends Lakeview Junior High