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911 Community Bell Casting Party

  • Toledo Memorial Park - Northeast Side of Park 6382 Monroe Street Sylvania, OH, 43560 United States (map)

Join Us for Three Special Days


Saturday, September 9th, 1pm–5pm,
Sunday, September 10th 11am-5pm,
Monday September 11th, 9am

Saturday, September 9th, 1pm–5pm
Pouring of the Bell, you can help cast the bell!!

Join us for the casting of a custom bronze bell to honor fallen police and fire personnel. Join our “ingot brigade” and help load 500 pounds of bronze into a furnace for the casting of the bell.

  • Fun for the whole family
  • Live music
  • Variety of food vendors
  • FREE Fall Family Photo Spot 1pm-5pm (Professional Photographer BOTH days from 1pm-3pm all photos will be uploaded to Toledo Memorial Park Facebook Page for download)

4pm Winner Announced

Driven by Courage Raffle Drawing - Only 999 tickets available Click the Ticket Stub to Buy Online

Live Entertainment!

Featuring Danny Thomas & The Sweet Tea Band

Touch a Truck

Explore Big Machines (all ages) construction equipment, 360 lawn mower obstacle course, fire truck, police car etc. presented by Buck & Knobby Equipment Company and Sylvania Police & Fire

Picture taken September 10th 2016 Memorial Dedication - located at The First Responders Section Northeast side of The Park

Picture taken September 10th 2016 Memorial Dedication - located at The First Responders Section Northeast side of The Park

Learn More

Verdin’s Bell Foundry on Wheels, this two-day event offers the community an up-close personal experience in the creation of the last call bell which will forever be located at Toledo Memorial Park’s 911 First Responders Last Call Memorial. The ringing of the bell is a tradition that has been done for over 200 years at firefighter funerals, it signals that he/she has come home for the final time. Casting the bell takes hundreds of pounds of bronze known as ingots, we invite the community to take part in the “ingot brigade” loading bronze pieces into the furnace. Click here to learn more about Verdin's traveling foundry.


Sunday, September 10th, 11am–5pm
Take a turn smashing the mold!!

Join us for the the dramatic moment when the bell is carefully removed from its mold and polished.

  • Fun for the whole family
  • Live music
  • Variety of food vendors
  • FREE Fall Family Photo Spot 11am-5pm (Professional Photographer BOTH days from 1pm-3pm all photos will be uploaded to Toledo Memorial Park Facebook Page for download)

4pm Winner Announced

Driven by Courage Raffle Drawing - Only 999 tickets available Click the Ticket Stub to Buy Online

Live Entertainment!

Featuring Danny Thomas & The Sweet Tea Band

Touch a Truck

Explore Big Machines (all ages) construction equipment, 360 lawn mower obstacle course, fire truck, police car etc. presented by Buck & Knobby Equipment Company and Sylvania Police & Fire


Monday, September 11, 9am
Inugral Ringing of The Bell

Be there for the Last Call Bell’s special dedication ceremony and hear it ring for the very first time.


Earlier Event: August 26
Ridin' Late in County 48
Later Event: September 10
911 Community Bell Unmolding Party