Archive for June, 2012
The Fourth of July is always a special day in Plain City. This year, the celebrations will take place on Wednesday, July 4, and will begin with the parade at 3:30 pm. The parade will line up to start at the north entrance of Pastime Park, leaving out down North Chillicothe Street.
Following the parade, Pastime Park will be the hub of the festivities. The Mr. and Miss Plain City Pageant for boys and girls ages 2 to 18 will take place at 4:30 pm. Starting at 5 pm, the stage will be lit up with entertainment including country rockers Billy Starrett and the Hired Guns, Lee Gantt, and Jordan Stock. The Twirling groups Starlight Twirlers and Auxiliary Creations will also perform. Special guest Jordan Headings will sing the National Anthem prior to the fireworks at dusk (approximately 9:45 pm).
There will also be tons of food, inflatables for the kids, and fun for everyone.
And, don’t forget, please take special precautions with your companion animals on this holiday. I know that many people bring their dogs to Pastime Park for the fireworks, but the day after July fourth is one of the most active days for local humane societies as escaped dogs are turned in when they are found running loose. If your dog is frightened of loud noises or crowds, please don’t bring them out to the celebration. For more info, read the blog posting I did last year about pets and the Fourth of July by going HERE.
There is also an incredible product you can purchase for your dog (or cat) if they are scared of fireworks. Called the Thundershirt, this product acts like an enveloping hug to calm dogs that dislike loud noises.
To see the full schedule of July fourth events in Plain City, go HERE.
Black and Orange Cat Foundation will be holding their 6th Annual Garage Sale from Thursday, July 12 to Sunday, July 15 at Board Member, Carol Gaul’s house at 176 Anderson Avenue (which abuts Pastime Park).
The B and O garage sale always coincides with the Miami Valley Steam Threshers Association Show at Pastime Park in Plain City. This is the 63rd year for the Steam Show and they will be featuring the Allis Chalmers tractors in “The Gathering of the Orange.” To see a full schedule of Steam Show events, go HERE.
Black and Orange Cat Foundation is currently collecting donations for the sale. If you have anything you would like to donate, please call Carol at 614-419-1553.
The group is asking this year that if you bring items to donate, to please go ahead and price them ahead of time. They get a ton of stuff and pricing it all takes several days. B and O also will not take items the week of the sale (unless you have made special arrangements with Carol). It is just too hectic for Carol to have people bring items at the last minute that need priced.
Black and Orange is also looking for volunteers who can come help Carol at the sale and give her a break to grab a bite to eat or feed her kitties. If you’d like to do a shift (from a couple of hours to half a day) at the sale, please call Carol to schedule or send an email to email@example.com. The More The Merrier!!
The garage sale will begin each day at 9 am (maybe earlier if Carol has her coffee) and will last until the final buyer leaves for the day. There are always a wide mixture of items. So come, shop early, and shop often.
This is a huge fundraiser for Black and Orange, who wants to thank everyone for donating their treasures to help the area kitties. All donations go towards spay/neuter and veterinary services and helping local cats in need.
This Saturday, June 23, Dr. Alicia Fenn will be hosting an open house for Plain City Pediatrics from 1 to 3 pm. Located in Suite 400, next to the pharmacy and Dr. Adams, Plain City Pediatrics is easy to find–even easier now with the new lighted signage by the road and on the front of the office.
The open house on Saturday will feature face painting, prizes, and snacks–all things we know kids will enjoy! But, then, we think Dr. Fenn knows exactly how to cater to children–that’s why she’s a super pediatrician.
Please come by on Saturday and take a tour of the new office. It is beautifully decorated and kid friendly to make a trip to the doctor a much happier occasion.
To read a nice article in the Plain City Advocate about Dr. Fenn and Plain City Pediatrics, go HERE.
And please “Like” Plain City Pediatrics on Facebook HERE.
Once again the Village of Plain City will be hosting the Music in the Park concert series at Pastime Park beginning on Sunday, June 24, with The Aladdin Shrine Jazz Band at 6:30 pm in the Gazebo.
Music lovers are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket, something to drink, and plenty of friends and neighbors to enjoy a relaxing evening of music.
All music events will run from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.
On Sunday, July 22, enjoy the Mill Street Stompers Dixieland Band.
On Sunday, August 5, Trombones Plus will perform.
And on Sunday, August 19, Buckeye Brass will take center stage in the Gazebo.
For more information, visit the Village’s web site HERE or contact Kelly Miller at 614-873-3527.
Donations toward the concert series will be accepted and appreciated to keep the music flowing in the park.