Digging for fossils
Sylvania Historic Village is holding its annual Fossil Fest on Sunday, Sept 16.
Truckloads of newly dug shale filled with fossils are donated by Hanson Aggregates Midwest and will be mounded in the parking lot ready to search through. This free family event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Washing stations are set up around the mound to clean the fossil finds. Local geologists will be on hand to help with fossil identification and answer questions.
The Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club will have members on hand with displays and demonstrations. This year the Imagination Station will be part of the activity and display area.
A Dino-Egg Hunt area for children 5 and under will be set up in the Sister City Garden from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The annual Dino-Fun Run for 6-10 year-olds will take place at 12:15 p.m.. Boys and girls can register for the race at the event. A game area is set up with carnival type games for small children. Game tickets are three for $1.
While visiting Fossil Fest families are also welcome to tour the Village buildings and the Heritage Museum, which will be featuring “Toast and Tea,” a display of vintage toasters and a tea pot collection. The Village is on Main Street in downtown Sylvania.
Fossil Fest sponsors are the City of Sylvania, Hanson Aggregates, Edward Jones Sylvania Area Financial Advisors, ProMedica, Sylvania Advantage, City Paper, Toledo Memorial Park, Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania Area Federal Credit Union, Kingston of Sylvania, and Anderson’s Market.