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Alliance plans Buckeye Bash

The last time Hardin County residents got together, it was a blast, said Jon Cross, president and CEO of the Chamber and Business Alliance. So the organization is planning a fall event to raise money for the downtown beautification program

The last time Hardin County residents got together, it was a blast, said Jon Cross, president and CEO of the Chamber and Business Alliance. So the organization is planning a fall event to raise money for the downtown beautification program.

In late June, Cross said more than 5,000 people gathered around the courthouse for the annual Eats On the Streets activities. In response to that success, the Alliance is sponsoring its first Buckeye Bash Game Watch on Saturday, Oct. 15.

Set up on the north side of the square, a 30 by 30-foot jumbotron TV will broadcast the football game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Wisconsin Badgers.

To make the event more enjoyable, said Cross, there will be gourmet food trucks and craft beer, locally produced wine and soft drinks available.

Tailgating will begin at 5 p.m. and the game will kickoff at 8 p.m.

Participants are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and/or blanket to watch the game on the courthouse lawn.

“This will continue to raise money for the historic courthouse district and provide a fun community event,” said Cross. “We hope to do this on an annual basis.”