The Annual Licking Valley Elementary Festival (formerly called The Black Hand Gorge Festival will be held on Saturday, September 12th 2009, at the Licking Valley Middle School. The festival is sponsored by the Licking Valley Elementary Schools and is a large Flea Market and Craft Show with over 200 dealers. The Middle School is located off State Route 16 East of Newark, Ohio, at 1379 Licking Valley Road (Signs will be posted) and it will open to the public at 10 AM. Dealers will be set up both inside and outside the building and there will be no parking or admission fees for visitors. For dealer registration or any information about the festival contact Jackie Caughenbaugh at 740-763-3116. All festival profits will go toward purchasing Capital Improvement items such as: playground equipment, computers and other technology needs for the Licking Valley Elementary School.