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Archive for August, 2011

Be the Church on Sunday, September 4.

The motto is: “Don’t just go to church. BE the Church.” And on Sunday, September 4, that is exactly what the twenty-one churches of the Plain City Church Fellowship are asking their congregations and the Plain City community to do. Be the Church. Many of the churches are canceling their services to instead carry out charitable activities within Plain City and the surrounding areas.

If you would like to get involved, you can gather with other participants in Pastime Park in Plain City at 8:30 am on Sunday, September 4. There will be a brief period of worship and prayer and then participants will spread throughout Plain City to partake in service projects. The American Red Cross Blood Drive mobile unit will be in the park for the day at the Youth Building. There will also be “Neighborhood Festivals” in Green Meadows trailer park, Canaan Community trailer park, and Pastime Park.

After completing a day of “being the face of the church,” participants will gather in Pastime Park to share a meal and celebrate the day.

To find out more and read the complete list of projects, visit: Be the Church 2011

WooFStock Brings A Howling Good Time to Camp Mary Orton on Sunday, August 28.

For the fifth year, Columbus Dog Connection will be presenting WooFstock 2011 on Sunday, August 28, from 12-5 pm to raise funds to help save animals in the Columbus area and prevent unwanted litters from being born through spay and neuter services.

The event will be held rain or shine at Camp Mary Orton located just north of 270 at 7925 North High Street in Worthington. Tickets are $15 with kids 12 and under FREE.

WooFstock will feature bands Rj CowderyThe Get OutsMoving to Boise, and Donna Mogavero.

There will be lots of vendors, several rescue groups, tons of food, and great raffle items, including a large screen television. Spayed and neutered dogs can hike with their humans through trails in Camp Mary Orton leading all the way to the Olentangy River. Additionally, the dogs can cool off in the Ice House, a mountain of ice providing relief from the August “dog days.” You can also spin “The Big Wheel,” just like on The Price is Right, to win WooFstock t-shirts, toys, or other surprises.

So bring your dogs, a blanket, and chairs to enjoy “1 Day of Dogs & Music.” WooFstock is just like the original Woodstock, except there are dogs instead of drugs!

For more information on this fun event to help Central Ohio animals, please go HERE.

To enlarge the flyer for this event, click below and then print out and post. There are two half page flyers included.

Safe and Sound, Union County Safety Expo, Saturday, August 27.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office along with the Union County Emergency Services Association are hosting the second annual Safe & Sound in Union County, Community Safety Expo on Saturday, August 27 from 8 am to 1 pm at Bunsold Middle School, 14198 State Route 4, in Marysville.

The FREE Expo will feature safety seminars and presentations, demonstrations, as well as training sessions and resources for local youth, adults, seniors, churches, and members of the agricultural community. The purpose of this Expo is to “promote a safe environment in our community by connecting residents with local public safety service agencies and organizations.”

The featured speaker will present information on “internet crimes against children.”

Some of the other presentations you can attend include: Electrical Safety, Senior Safety, Farm Safety, K-9 Demonstrations, and many, many more. There will also be a prescription medication drop, so take all your outdated medicines for disposal.

A 50 cent Farmer’s Share/Pancake Breakfast will start at 8 am and last until 11:30.

The Ohio Wildlife Center, Med Flight, and the Union County Humane Society will also be present. Senator and pharmacist Dave Burke will be appearing from 9:30-10 am.

For a complete list of presentations: Safe & Sound in Union County Presentations

For more information, contact Deputy Kim Zacharias at the Sheriff’s Office, 937-645-4100, ext. 4471

Click on the flyer below to enlarge and print.

Have A Fantastic School Year!

I know on the first day back to school, the thought in my mind was always, “Where did the summer go?” That was closely followed by, “Did they really give homework on the first day?”

While summer is not quite over yet, it is time to start new adventures in the classroom. Joe and I want to wish everyone in the Jonathan Alder School District a very happy first day of classes today.

The Fairbanks crew gets an extra day to sleep in, however, so we will send them the same wishes a day early and hope their first day will turn out well on Wednesday. Margie’s daughter, Michaela, will be starting as a Freshman at Fairbanks this year after attending St. John’s for nine years. The former Jaguar will be transforming into a Fairbanks Panther in the coming weeks. We know Michaela is going to be a star student and a super star on the Panther basketball court.

Joe and I hope this will be a safe, happy, and productive school year filled with new friends, unforgettable experiences, and an explosion of brain power!

Third Annual Industrial Parkway Association (IPA) Trade Show Set for Thursday, August 25.

The Industrial Parkway Association, which includes approximately 180 businesses along Industrial Parkway, stretching from Post Road (161) through New California, will be hosting their Third Annual Trade Show on Thursday, August 25, from 4-7 pm (vendors may begin setting up at 3 pm). The event will be held at Executive Storage Estates, located at 8555 Rausch Drive in Plain City, off of Industrial Parkway. One of the condos will be open and a large tent will be set up outside for vendors, sponsors, and the food and drinks.

The Trade Show is a networking event to show off your business and to meet new people with businesses in the area. Food and drinks at the event are free and many vendors will have “sample” items. The event is FREE if you are just attending. The Industrial Parkway Association is inviting both businesses and individuals from Marysville, Dublin, Plain City, and all of Industrial Parkway to participate.

The event fee is $50 to participate (the event is FREE if you are just attending to network and are not setting up a table). You must also bring your own table or rent a table for $7 from S & G Rental.

To find out more, contact: Deb Schaner, dschaner@unioncounty.org, Niki Clarridge, niki@hochstetler.net, or Gail Reinhart, greinhart@mjdesignassociates.com

You can also call 937-642-6279 for more information.

To rent tables from S & G Rental, call 614-504-5880 or email them at tentlady_sg@msn.com

The Third Annual Trade Show is being sponsored by Ohio Insurance ServicesEldchrist Winery, Amish Heritage Country Market, S & G Rental, MJR Sales, Executive Storage EstatesUnion Rural Electric, and Hochstetler Buildings.

The Industrial Parkway Association, which is associated with the Union County Chamber of Commerce, holds monthly meetings at 8 am, the second Thursday of each month.