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Archive for November, 2011

Plain City Lions Club Presents Checks to Plain City Food Pantry and the Plain City Public Library.

The Plain City Lions Club recently presented checks to the Plain City Food Pantry and the Plain City Public Library to assist them with the important work they do within our community.

Lion Treasurer Harley Bodenbender presented a $3,000 check to Jane Berry, Food Bank Director, on behalf of the Plain City Food Pantry. Also present in the photo, from left to right, are Ron Gall, Mike Preston, Tammy Kuhn, Ed Keefer, John Dellinger, Sandy Koester, L. T. Preston, and Ray Meister, President of the Fellowship of Praise.

Lions Club President, Shannon Foust, presented a check for $1,000 to Library Director, Chris Long.

The Plain City Lions Club does a lot of good within the Village and we are very thankful to have them working for our community!

The Plain City Lions Club is always seeking new members. Please contact President Shannon Foust if you are interested and would like more information about what the Club does. The Club meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month at 7 pm in the basement of the Plain City Presbyterian Church. A home cooked meal is provided with each meeting thanks to the generosity of Judy Bodenbender and Judy Weeks. The Club also tries to have an interesting speaker or program on the schedule for each meeting.

If you’d like to be Joe’s guest at the next Lions Club meeting to find out what the Club is about, stop in the pharmacy and ask him if you can tag along. He’d be happy to take you.

Have a Thanksgiving Filled with Blessings.

We want to wish everyone a peaceful and blessed Thanksgiving spent with people you love and cherish. Plain City Druggist will be closed on Thursday, November 24, to celebrate the holiday. If you have an emergency while the pharmacy is closed, please contact Joe by his pager at 614-240-8421.

The pharmacy will re-open normal hours, 9 am to 6 pm, on Black Friday, November 25 (which also happens to be Ann Murray’s birthday–make sure you wish her a happy day. Her birthday is often overshadowed by Thanksgiving).

Please also remember that Saturday, November 26, is Small Business Saturday. Support the drugstore and other local, small businesses by shopping in Plain City that day.

Tenth Annual Christmas Under the Clock is Saturday, December 3 from 5-9pm!

Christmas Under the Clock is always the first Saturday of December and this year the 10th annual celebration (can you believe it has been 10 years!?) falls on December 3 from 5-9 pm.

The tree lighting will take place at 5 pm at the center of town under the clock at the intersection of Main and Chillicothe Streets. There will carolers, the Jonathan Alder band, and an appearance by Santa at the tree lighting. The Tree Lighting Ambassadors, chosen from the coloring contest, will be the lucky ones who get to hit the switch and turn on the tree lights.

Additionally, gift baskets, holiday decorations, and other goodies will be auctioned off at 5:30 pm at the Plain City Auction House in the “Gift Baskets and More Auction.” Proceeds from this auction will go to the Plain City Food Pantry.

Santa will be available at 5:30 pm, also, at Yoder’s True Value Hardware Store. You can take a tractor or horse drawn wagon ride down to the hardware store to visit Santa.

Other businesses in town will feature open houses with food, special holiday shopping discounts, and prizes. The Plain City Public Library will hold a book sale and several church groups and organizations will be passing out food and drinks in Lovejoy Plaza.

Additionally, a live ice sculpting performance, Rock on Ice, by Plain City’s Greg Butauski will take place in Bicentennial Park (the Flatiron).

The prize drawing for the $500 VISA Gift Card will take place at 9 pm at The Plain City Historical Society, 111 West Main Street. Remember, the more open houses you visit, the more chances you have to win! Additionally, you can receive extra chances to win the gift card by bringing non-perishable items to the Plain City Food Pantry (156 W. Main Street). For each item you bring, you will receive an extra entry in the drawing.

Plain City Druggist will be taking part in the Christmas Under the Clock festivities with an open house that will begin at 5:30 pm after the tree lighting. Stop by for food, bottled pop from our old fashioned Coke cooler, and discounts on everything in the store (except prescription medications). We have a ton of great gift items out front this year thanks to Lamphao Johnson, shopper extraordinaire, who has stepped up and taken over with the gift merchandise.

Lamphao has really gotten into the holiday spirit and has decorated everything that is not moving–so watch out–if you stop to visit too long in the pharmacy, she might just tie you up in lights and bows!

Christmas Under the Clock is sponsored by the Uptown Plain City Organization (UPCO), the Plain City Business Association, and the Village of Plain City. You can find out more about Christmas Under the Clock by visiting the UPCO web site HERE.

To enlarge the flyer to the left so it can be printed out and hung up, click on it.

Shop Small on Saturday, November 26 with Small Business Saturday!

On Saturday, November 26, the 2nd Annual Small Business Saturday will be celebrated on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. Show your support by shopping at a small and local business in your community.

To find out more, visit the Small Business Saturday web site HERE.

Like Small Business Saturday on Facebook HERE.

To go along with the idea of shopping local, the Union County Chamber of Commerce and the Uptown Marysville Business Association are offering a membership in their Uptown Marysville Merchant Discount Program. To become a member, simply complete the registration form below (click on it to make it larger to print out) and return it to the Union County Chamber of Commerce, 227 East Fifth Street, Marysville, Ohio 43040 along with a check for $25.  This membership will allow you to receive benefits and discounts at participating merchants throughout 2012. Once you are registered, you will receive your very own membership card to be used with merchants throughout Marysville.

To see the participating merchants, click on the page below. Savings are being offered at many shops and restaurants including Lambert Jewelers, Old Bag of Nails, Old Town Inn, and many, many more.

Shop Small. Shop Local. Support your Community!

Happy Veterans Day on 11/11/11!!

My cousin, Brandon Blanton, is in the Army and he posted this picture on his Facebook page. I think it truly represents what all of our military sacrifice on a daily basis.

In case the writing is too small to read, it says: “Honor: The difference between the good guys and the bad guys is whether they use human shields or make themselves human shields.”

You can also click on the photo to enlarge it.

Please take the time on 11/11/11 to remember all of our Veterans and military personnel who have done so much for our country. A special remembrance to our cousin, Brandon, our good friend, Tony Wilson, and Carol and Chuck Gaul’s grandson, Adam. Thank you for all that you do so that we can continue to live safely.