By Branden Ferguson, Multi Media Video Journalist - bio | email
DELPHOS, OHIO -
The 7th annual Marbletown Festival kicked off Friday night in Delphos, including the Little Miss Marbletown Pageant.
The festival takes part in the old part of Delphos that was once named Marbletown, and serves as a way to bring the community together.
The Little Miss Marbletown Pageant in its 4th year, allowing girls ages 4 to 9 to perform in front of family and friends within the community. Taking the crown as Little Miss Marbletown, was Anna Spring, with Isabela Basinger taking the Mini Miss Marbletown title.
Also being crowned tonight, John Diltz, this year's Honorary Mayor of Marbletown after he brought in $860.
Money raised during the festival helps to improve the community's Garfield Park, as in years past committee members were able to fix a shelter house and put in a new basketball court. This year, committee members hope to raise enough money to help put in new bathrooms at the park.
The festival will continue Saturday with a parade, a golf cart poker run and various activities ranging from corn hole to frog jumping contests.