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Archive for May, 2013

Plain City Heritage Day will Present History and Fun on Saturday, May 18.

On Saturday, May 18, UPCO (Uptown Plain City Organization) and the Plain City Heritage Group (PCHG) are partnering to present Plain City Heritage Day. The event, which will run from 10 am to 4 pm at 445 South Jefferson Avenue (next to Der Dutchman Restaurant), will feature displays and products commonly seen in our area in the past. An emphasis will be on the Amish culture in Plain City with demonstrations on basket weaving, wood working/shed building, blacksmithing, and more. There will also be several cooking and food contests, as well as plenty of food and activities for children.

Additionally, beginning at 1 pm, you can get a feel for vintage baseball when The Ohio Village Muffins baseball team takes on the Long Johns, a team representing the Plain City Heritage Group and Der Dutchman.

There will also be a musical concert by Clear Run, featuring gospel songs, oldies, and lots of other favorite tunes.

After the pharmacy closes at noon on Saturday, parking for Heritage Day will be available in our parking lot, which is just across the street from the event.

For a full list of events, please visit the Plain City Heritage Group Event page HERE and Der Dutchman’s Event page HERE. Click on the flyer to enlarge it and read the full list of activities.

And check out the video that shows some of the highlights of the 2012 Heritage Day event on the Union County Chamber of Commerce site HERE.

The 25th Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) is June 15-22.

The 25th Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) will take place this year from Saturday, June 15 through Saturday, June 22. This is the 25th anniversary of GOBA and they have a lot of extra activities planned for this ride.

The daily 50-mile-long event (bikers ride approximately 50 miles each day of the route) will lead bikers from Sidney and Troy to Urbana. The biking adventure will start in Urbana on the 15th and wind through Troy on Sunday and Monday, Greenville on Tuesday, New Bremen on Wednesday and Thursday, and Sidney on Friday before ending back in Urbana on Saturday the 22nd.

This week-long trip gives cyclists the opportunity to see many lovely Ohio communities, as the route changes every year.

To see a full list of the activities planned for bikers, go HERE.

To register for GOBA, go HERE. Registrations are due by Wednesday, May 15.

You can also find out more on their Facebook page HERE.

Joe and I love to ride our bikes and Joe said this is something he would like to do some day. I don’t think I am quite ready to ride 50 miles a day for 7 days! But maybe some day in the future!

Plain City Big Band Dance Will Get Your Feet Tapping This Friday, May 3.

The Plain City Big Band Dance is this Friday, May 3, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church’s Activity Center, 670 West Main Street in Plain City (behind the fire station). The live dance band, Classic Swing, will be playing dance favorites from 7-10 pm.

Whether you can “cut a rug” or not, the Plain City Big Band Dance is a lot of fun. You can sit on the sidelines and watch the dancers or join in and strut your stuff. But please boogie in and support your local (and lovely) library.

Admission to the Big Band Dance is a $5 donation to the Friends of the Plain City Public Library. Beverages and light refreshments will be available to purchase. Wine will also be available from local winery, Eldchrist Winery.

Additionally, throughout the evening, a slide show will be running of photos of Plain City in the 1940’s and 50’s. A picture honor roll of local veterans will also be featured.

You can purchase tickets in advance at the Plain City Public Library, 305 West Main Street. The library is open today, Thursday, until 9 pm. 

For more information on the dance, go HERE.

Civil War Musician, Steven Ball, will Perform at the Plain City Historical Society’s Annual Dinner Meeting on June 25.

The Plain City Historical Society‘s annual meeting will be held at Der Dutchman restaurant on Tuesday, June 25. Social hour and registration will begin at 6 PM with dinner served at 6:30. The dinner is $18 per person and includes dinner, dessert, drink, and gratuity. The business for the evening will be limited to brief annual reports and voting for officers so there will be plenty of time for the guest speaker–Steven Ball, a Civil War musician. Mr. Ball will bring his prized guitar and sing songs for the crowd. To see photos and find out more about Steven Ball, visit his web site HERE.

Pre-paid dinner reservations are required and must be turned in by Saturday, June 21. You can secure your reservation by clicking on the link below and printing out the form, which is on page 7 of the newsletter. The completed form can be mailed to the Plain City Historical Society, P. O. Box 82, Plain City, Ohio 43064. Please make checks payable to: Plain City Historical Society. You can also drop off your form at the Historical Society during regular business hours.

pchs newsletter april-may 2013

Additionally, did you know that you can now purchase gifts to support the Plain City Historical Society through their Online Store? Check out their site on Cafepress where you can get t-shirts, mugs, and lots of other neat items.

The Plain City Historical Society is also open limited hours at their location next to Security Bank (formerly Citizens–which was formerly Farmer’s–you know, Mary Mitchell’s Bank) on West Main Street  in the historic downtown. If you have never been in, it is definitely worth a visit.

And please LIKE the Historical Society on Facebook HERE.