JENNINGS — The Village of Fort Jennings celebrated Fort Fest on
Friday and Saturday, which is a one-of-a-kind festival themed “A
Salute to Our Military.” Throughout the weekend, the celebration
honored the military history of Fort Jennings as an outpost in the
War of 1812 featuring a variety of military exhibits.
Friday's events included Huey 369
helicopter flights along with a motorcade and helicopter escorting
bringing the Eyes of Freedom display into the village.
On Friday evening an 1812 Reenactment
was held at the park.
Saturday's events included a
morning/day camp called Camp of 1812, run by War of 1812 re-enactors,
Throughout the day there was period minstrels, artisans, vendors,
demonstrators and Indian story tellers.
The Fort Jennings Memorial Hall became
a museum showing historical items from the War of 1812 until the
Read more about this festival and see
more pictures in the Aug. 20 edition of the Putnam County Sentinel.