The Sugar Grove Free Library will host "The Games" and community day this Saturday, Sept. 6, starting at 9 a.m.
"The Games" is a fundraiser for materials at the library and is now in its second year. It was originally "The Hunger Games" but this year will focus on family and fun.
"We are really hoping that a lot of people will come and enjoy everything the library has planned. There is something for everyone, and as much as we'd like to make money, we really want the community to have a good time," Sugar Grove Free Library Chairperson Marry Passinger said. "It would be awesome if everyone could have a good time and we made money."
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Contestants compete in last year’s “The Hunger Games” in Sugar Grove. This year the event is called “The Games” and will focus on family and fun. The event starts at 9 a.m. Saturday.
This year's competitions include a rock climbing wall, bungee basketball, obstacle course, mechanical bull, a 100-yard obstacle race and bean bag toss. Contestants compete individually for prizes such Erie Otters hockey tickets, dinner and Kindles.
Once contestants are finished, inflatables will be available for anyone wearing an armband, which can be purchased in the library for $5 for the whole day.
A bouncy house will be available all day for young children as well as face painting, bean bag toss, washer toss, dime pitch, rubber duck game and Nerf archery, Passinger said.
Vendors and music will also be available.
At noon, a Life Star helicopter will land behind the elementary school and the pilot will answer questions about the helicopter and life flights. Also at noon, dunking booth will also be available as well as a magic act and ventriloquist in the fire hall where food will be sold; horse and buggy rides will run from 1 to 3 p.m.; and members of the Renaissance Faire will visit "The Games" to stage sword fights for entertainment.
A corn hole tournament will start at 1:30 p.m. and anyone interested in participating can call the library at 489-7872 or Passinger at 688-5098.
"I really hope that people will come and enjoy themselves and support the library," Passinger said, "and I'm praying that it doesn't rain."
"The Games" will take place rain or shine.