Members of the new Kalida Midget Football team were shown off as they took part in the Pioneer Parade on Sunday. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)
Members of the new Kalida Midget Football team were shown off as they took part in the Pioneer Parade on Sunday. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)

KALIDA - The Kalida Pioneer Festival has been favored with nice weather and crowds of people since it started last Thursday. The festival began Thursday evening with numerous kids activities and bike give-a-ways. On Friday the "Battle of the Business" drew laughs and crowds to see what antics representatives from various local businesses would be asked to do.
On Saturday, the ever-popular car show featured cars and motorcycles lining numerous streets, while antique tractors lined other streets.
On Sunday the largest parade in northwest Ohio lived up to its reputation with the parade lasting over an hour and a half and included people more than 5-deep the entire route of the parade.
The "Human Torch" this year's main attraction also drew out large crowds to watch as Brian Miser was shot from a cannon.