The village is throwing a party, and the public is invited.
The Hartford Beautification Committee is hosting its inaugural Party at the Park on June 21 at Seventh Street Park and is seeking public involvement.
Tamie Buehrer, a member of the committee, said the event is being made possible because of generous donations from area businesses, and the majority of it will be free to the public. The "free" section will include inflatables, carnival games, a dunking booth, balloon artist, face painting and more.
There also will be live music, a car cruise and a cutest pet photo contest.
"We are also holding a 'Little Miss/Little Mr. Hartford' beauty pageant and pie-eating contests for both adults and children," Buehrer said.
Buehrer said an area also will be set up for crafters and other small businesses to sell their products; a nonprofit area for organizations such as the Boy and Girl Scouts of America; and a food vendor area.
READ MORE ON THIS STORY in the print edition of Tuesday's Telegraph.