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Archive for July, 2011

Plain City Classic Car Cruise-In, Saturday, August 6 from 11 am to 5 pm.

It’s time once again for the Annual Plain City Classic Car Cruise-In. When the car show arrives, I always know that we are at the height of summer.

This year’s 9th Annual Cruise-In will take place in uptown Plain City on Main Street (Route 161) between Park Street and North Avenue. The show is once again being sponsored by Bob Chapman Ford. Proceeds benefit the Uptown Plain City Organization (UPCO).

Registration is $10 with registration running from 11 am to 2 pm at 204 West Main Street. Registration fees will be donated to Friends of the Plain City Public Library. You can register in advance until July 30 by going HERE.

There will be 70 plus awards, including motorcycle awards. Dash plaques to the first 200 entrants. Goodie bags to the first 100 entrants. DJ Mac Thomas will be performing along with Live Bands, 4 Miles Out and Jorden Stock.

Stop by for lots of food, fun, and super cars!

To find out more, visit the UPCO web site HERE or HERE.

To download a flyer, go HERE.

Welcome Baby Jesus by Local Author Sarah Reinhard.

Joe and I have known Sarah Reinhard for many years–long before she ever put her first words out into the blogosphere. Sarah, from reading her adventures on her blog, is one busy lady and I often wonder how she gets everything done (although, I do know that she took her laptop to the hospital and was blogging shortly after her second daughter was born–talk about dedication to her art!).

Sarah and her husband, Bob, and their three children attend Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church here in Plain City. Saint Joe’s is, of course, our church, too. Sarah, who did not grow up Catholic, fell in love with the religion after her marriage and conversion. She got her feet wet in the writing world by editing and writing most of the weekly Bulletins for Saint Joe’s after she became a member of the parish staff several years ago.

I have known for many years that Sarah shared my passion for writing. After the Saint Joe’s Bulletins, Sarah continued her writing career with a blog that concentrated on her life as a mother and Catholic convert.  She quickly used her blog as a stepping stone that allowed her to progress to writing articles for other Catholic blogs and newspapers.

Her latest endeavor is her very first book called, Welcome Baby Jesus. The book, which offers ideas for families on celebrating Advent, provides reflections and Scripture quotes to make the Christmas season a bit less about toys and gifts and a lot more about the true meaning of the holiday.

Joe and I want to congratulate Sarah on this exciting new step in her life.

To purchase your copy of Welcome Baby Jesus through Amazon.com, go HERE.

To become a fan of Sarah’s, visit her Facebook page HERE or to find out more about her daily life as a Catholic mother and writer, go to her blog, SnoringScholar.com

“Something Old” by Dianne Christner is the First in the “Plain City Bridesmaids” Series.

Something Old, the first book in a new series by romance writer, Dianne Christner, is set in Plain City, Ohio. Yes, right here in our little home town.

The series is called the “Plain City Bridesmaids” and features Mennonite characters and a love story which is set against a Mennonite background. The tag line for the series is: “Fall in Love the Mennonite Way.”

Christner, who currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona, was raised Mennonite and uses her memories of her former way of life to make her stories ring true.

Something Old will be released on August 1. The second book in the series, Something New, will be released in February 2012, followed by Something Blue in August 2012.

To find out more about Dianne Christner, visit her web site HERE or her blog HERE.

You can also read about the series on the Plain City Bridesmaids Facebook page HERE.

The Plain City Public Library will, of course, have a copy of Something Old available for interested readers as soon as it is released.

Welcome Steam Threshers!

The 62nd Annual Miami Valley Steam Threshers Association Show and Reunion gets underway this week from Thursday, July 14 through Sunday, July 17.  The show, which takes place in Pastime Park, will feature Cockshut/Co-op tractors, the National Scale Model Show, as well as the Ferguson’s Summer meeting. 

To find out more about the schedule, see photos, or download a show flier, click HERE

Additionally, please visit the Plain City Lions Club booth at the Steam Show for their Bob Evans’ “Farm boy” sausage sandwiches and bratwursts.  The Lions stand is a huge charitable money maker for the Plain City Club and allows them to carry out their good deeds throughout the year. 

Joe will be working a few shifts at the Lions Booth, so stop by and say hi.  While you are there, ask him to make you a Lemon Shake Up.  

The Lions Club Stand is open from 6 am to 10 pm and they also serve breakfast.  You can get pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy, and eggs (any way you like them).  

The Plain City Historical Society will also be sharing space with The Friends of The Plain City Library at the Steam Show.  Stop by and find out all the great things these two groups have to offer. 

And don’t forget to attend Black and Orange Cat Foundation’s 5th Annual Garage Sale all four days of the Steam Show beginning at 9 am each day (maybe sooner if Carol Gaul has her coffee). All proceeds from the sale will be used to spay and neuter area kitties. The sale is located at 176 Anderson Avenue, which abuts Pastime Park.

The group is still taking donations for the sale. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Carol at 614-419-1553.

Free Restoration Seminar on Tuesday, July 12 from 7-8:30 pm.

The Uptown Plain City Organization (UPCO), The Durable Restoration Company, and the Plain City Historical Society are offering a free Restoration Seminar on Tuesday, July 12 from 7-8:30 pm at the Plain City Historical Society located at 111 West Main Street.  

If you own an old building or dwelling or just need some advice on maintenance, this is the perfect workshop to attend.  

Please register by TODAY–Friday, July 8 to Shannon Pine at steelerspine@frontier.com or (614) 873-7939.  Space is limited to 40 participants.  There will be light refreshments when the doors open at 6:30 pm.

To find out more, visit the Facebook page HERE.

You can also click on the brochure to the left to enlarge it and print it out.