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Archive for August, 2012

All Ohio Balloon Fest is August 17 and 18!

The All Ohio Balloon Festival will be held at the Union County Airport located at 760 Clymer Road in Marysville on Friday and Saturday, August 17 and 18. This is the 37th year for the Balloon Festival, which started in 1975. A weekend pass is $5 for adults. Kids 12 and under are FREE. The Reagonomics will play Friday night at 7 pm. Bon Journey, a Bon Jovi tribute band, will play Saturday night at 7 pm.

There will also be helicopter rides for an additional fee, Kidz City with jumpies/inflatables ($7 fee–all you can jump), sky jumpers, and over 30 balloons (including a Darth Vader balloon from Belgium and other special shaped balloons). The Balloon Glow will take place at 9 pm both Friday and Saturday nights. The Balloon Glow is something to see with all of the balloons lit up beautifully against the shadows of the approaching night.

Enjoy a fabulous Friday and Saturday filled with food, fun, and lots of balloons.

Like the Balloon Fest on Facebook HERE.

Click on the flyer to the left to enlarge it and see the complete schedule of events.

Free Backpacks with School Supplies for Jonathan Alder 1st and 2nd Graders.

For the fourth year, we will be providing backpacks filled with selected school supplies to Jonathan Alder first and second graders. Using the school supply lists located on the Jonathan Alder School web sites, we chose items that we thought would be most needed by the students.

The backpacks are free. They are our way of thanking the community for continually supporting us. All that is required to obtain a backpack is to have a parent or guardian stop in the pharmacy and sign for the child. There is a limit of one backpack per child. Supplies are limited, so don’t wait!

Please drop by the pharmacy beginning on Tuesday, August 14, to pick up a backpack filled with supplies for your proud student. The smell of crayons will instantly put you and them in the “back-to-school” mood. It did us!

Remember, school starts on Wednesday, August 22, for those in the Jonathan Alder School and Fairbanks School Districts! Can the summer really be over? Sigh.

Meet Our Fourth Year Student for August, Basil Sarantis!

Last month, we were honored to have Minnesotan, Kelly Banker, as our student for July. This month, we’ll be sharing the pharmacy with a native New Yorker!

Basil Sarantis is a fourth year pharmacy student at The Ohio State University and will be graduating in May 2013. Originally from Rochester, New York (the upstate area), he attended a small state school just outside of Rochester called SUNY Geneseo where he graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree in biochemistry. He then decided to come to Columbus to attend pharmacy school.

Basil originally was not scheduled to rotate at Plain City Druggist, but requested to be here for a month to get a look into how independent pharmacies operate differently from large chains. We are sure this will be an eye opening experience!

In his free time, Basil enjoys playing poker and hanging out with friends.

Unfortunately, there’s not much free time in the drugstore! We’ve already got Basil busy working on the backpack program for back to school and making compounds. The poor guy had to make six compounds on one of his first days in the lab!

When you have a moment to spare, please stop in and give Basil a warm Plain City welcome!

“Be the Church” on Sunday, August 12.

The motto is: “Don’t just go to church. BE the Church.” And on Sunday, August 12, 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 Plain City at 10 am at Jonathan Alder High School in the main gym on Sunday, August 12. There will be a brief period of worship and prayer and then participants will spread throughout Plain City to partake in service projects. There will also be “Neighborhood Festivals” in Green Meadows trailer park, Canaan Community trailer park, and Pastime Park. Additionally, this year, many activities, including a “back to school clothing store,” will take place at Jonathan Alder High School. The other area JA Schools will also be hosting events.

To find out more and read the complete list of projects, visit: Be the Church 2012

Benefit Concert by Chase Potter and Friends on August 12 to Benefit the Free Clinic in Madison County.

On Sunday, August 12, at 7 pm in St. Patrick’s Church in London, Chase Potter and Friends will hold a benefit concert for the Free Clinic of Madison County. Last year’s concert raised almost $4,000 for the Free Clinic.

This year’s concert will feature Chase Potter performing on violin, saxophone, guitar, mandolin, bass, and drums, with a variety of musicians in a variety of genres. There will be a special emphasis on Jazz and Gospel this year with some fiddle tunes and Texas swing thrown in, as well. There will also be songs from the Great American Songbook. The concert will be dedicated to the memory of Clint Morse, who passed away this past November. Clint’s son, Matt Morse, a former bass player for Ray Charles, as well as a Nashville studio player, arranger, and producer will be joining the concert. Other performers include one of Chase’s mentors, Jay Miglia, a saxophonist, composer, and arranger, who currently teaches at Capital University and Otterbein as a Jazz Studies Coordinator.

Also performing will be Mark and Tracy Potter, Joe Blaho, Dan Hitchcock, Ernie Sparks, Harold McNeal, Jordan Penix, Clayton Burke, and Chris Bechtol. This should be a very entertaining evening of music to help raise funds and awareness about the services provided by the Free Clinic. So far in 2012, the Free Clinic has provided 1,091 free doctor’s office visits and 1,343 free medications to patients.

No reservations are required for the concert and there is no admission cost. Funds will be raised solely by a free will offering with 100% of the donations going to the Free Clinic. The concert should end around 8:20 pm. Following the concert, refreshments will be provided by St. Patrick’s Church, located at 61 South Union Street in London.

Watch this YouTube of Chase Potter and Friends playing, “I Got Rhythm” HERE. You can see our pharmacist buddy and drummer extraordinaire, Ernie Sparks playing drums in the background.