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Councilman Riley’s Annual SmithFest Entertains Hundreds

Sojourner’s Truth Staff

“People in Maumee and Perrysburg think it’s special when they give away 10 bikes,” said attorney Keith Mitchell as he pointed to the collection of 180 bicycles that were about to be raffled off to the lucky children attending Councilman Tyrone Riley’s seventh annual SmithFest.

The bike raffle might have been the high point of the annual fest, but by no means was it the only draw for the 350 or so kids in attendance and their parents. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, kids of all ages had the opportunity to swim, play sports, ride horses, receive free books, eat, get a t-shirt and start the summer with a classic celebration.

Sponsors such as RFS Charitable Foundation, Toledo Lucas County Public Library, Stop and Go, ProMedica, the Lathrop Company, Columbia Gas, TARTA, UAW Local 5242, Buehrer Group, Vickie’s Bar and Grill supplied gifts and food. An army of volunteers kept the party moving along and a core group assisted Riley in planning the massive event – Chairperson Ethel Parker, John Preston, Keith Mitchell, Deon Davis, Lavera Scott, Teresa Scott, Larome Myrick, Maynard Porter, Crystal Harris, Harriet Grier, Donald Scott, Willie Ann Eaton, Montrice Terry, LeRoyna Drayton, Scott Noonan, Katrina Perry, Gloria Riley



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Revised: 08/16/18 14:12:09 -0700.



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