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Christmas in the Park in West Jefferson is December 14, 15, and 16.

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This year will mark the 23rd Annual Christmas in the Park in Garrette Park in West Jefferson. The event will take place Friday, December 14 (5:30 pm to 11 pm), Saturday, December 15 (6-11 pm), and Sunday, December 16 (6-10 pm).

Christmas in the Park gets underway with the Opening Ceremonies at 5:30 pm on Friday evening when Santa arrives and turns on the park lights. Music will be performed by the West Jefferson High School Jazz Band and Choir.

Following Santa’s arrival, you can visit with him and stop by his workshop. There will also be carriage rides and concessions.

On Saturday, December 15, the Parade of Lights heads out at 5:30 pm from the American Legion and winds its way through town to Garrette Park.

For more information on the parade and how you can participate, go HERE.

There will be a Home Decorating Contest that will be judged the week of December 9-15. The winners will be announced on Sunday evening at 7:45 pm with cash prizes for the top three best decorated houses.

To learn how you can enter the Home Decorating Contest, please go HERE.

To find out more and see the full schedule of events, visit the Christmas in the Park web site HERE.

Donations are always needed, including donations of time as volunteers are essential to help on each night of the event and in preparation beforehand.

Monetary donations can be sent to: Christmas in the Park, PO Box 262, West Jefferson, OH 43162.

Christmas in the Park is an extension of the not for profit corporation, West Jefferson Community Association, and is comprised of volunteer citizens in the community.

Like Christmas in the Park on Facebook HERE.

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Please Stop in for Our Open House During Christmas Under the Clock from 5-8 pm on Saturday, December 1.

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Please join us this Saturday, December 1, for our Open House and Customer Appreciation evening from 5-8 pm during Christmas Under the Clock.

We will have lots of food and other goodies, plus seasonal music and discounts, including 30 percent off all non-prescription items.

Christmas Under the Clock is again being sponsored this year by UPCO (Uptown Plain City Organization) and the Village of Plain City.

Participating open house locations will be giving away lots of prizes, gifts, and refreshments. The more open houses you visit, the more chances you have to win. Pick up a map at the first open house you visit to locate all of the other places holding open houses. There will also be a copy of the map posted on the Christmas Under the Clock Facebook page, so check it out before you head out for the evening.

Get around town safely by riding one of the shuttle vans running to Yoder’s Hardware and the Jefferson Avenue businesses, including us, between 5:30 and 8 pm, arriving and leaving every thirty minutes. Wagon rides will take place in the Uptown leaving Lovejoy Plaza and traveling to Yoder’s Hardware to visit Santa.

Here at the drugstore, we will be giving away gift certificates to many local businesses. So stop in and sign up to win!

We’ll be raffling off gift certificates for:

Christmas Under the Clock actually gets under way at 5 pm with the Tree Lighting Ceremony in Bicentennial Park (the Flatiron between Chillicothe and Main Streets). There will be local carolers, Starlight Twirlers (baton twirlers), Santa, and much more entertainment at the Tree Lighting. The tree will be lit up by the Tree Lighting Pixies, winners of the Christmas Coloring Contest.

Once you’ve been dazzled by the tree lighting ceremony and entertainers, head over to the Daily Needs Assistance, DNA, 340 West Main Street, for a Christmas Fair. DNA will also have an interactive nativity scene provided by Plain City Church Fellowship.

You can take a horse drawn wagon ride to Yoder’s True Value Hardware for photos with Santa. As you wait for a wagon ride in Lovejoy Plaza, enjoy ham and bean soup from UPCO and provided by Der Dutchman restaurant.

Rock on Ice is back this year. See them create ice masterpieces in Lovejoy Plaza.

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On your way to see Santa, stop by the Plain City Library, 305 West Main Street, for live music with Classical Sounds and the Friends of the Library’s Book Sale, which actually gets started at 5 pm on December 1 and continues through December 10 during library open times: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10-9 and Friday-Saturday from 10-6 (please note that the library will be closed on Wednesday, December 5). The sale will feature gift items, adult and children’s books, movies, music, and more. Proceeds go to benefit the Friends of the Plain City Public Library who support library programming and improvements.

Like the Library on Facebook HERE and keep up on all their events.

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Carlisle Gifts will hold an Open House during Christmas Under the Clock. Receive a free gift with a purchase of $15 or more while supplies last. Additionally, beginning on November 30 at 8 am and continuing through December 1 at 9 pm, you can:

  • Find the Christmas Piggle for gift certificates, discounts or giveaways.
  • Win Prize Drawings Every hour on the hour from 10 am to 8 pm.
  • Win Vera Bradley bags, Noelle clothing or purses, and much more.
  • Listen to Christmas Carolers.
  • Enjoy the Hot Chocolate Bar and Der Dutchman Refreshments.

For more information on the 17th Annual Christmas Under the Clock celebration, go HERE.

You can also find out more about what is going on by LIKING Christmas Under the Clock on Facebook HERE. You can also like UPCO’s Facebook page HERE.

While you can walk Main Street downtown, it is a little more tricky to get out to us on Route 42. Luckily, as mentioned previously, there will be van shuttles available to take people from Yoder’s Hardware up and down Jefferson Avenue (Route 42). Let the skilled Christmas Under the Clock volunteer drivers get you safely where you need to go.

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Enter the Christmas Under the Clock Coloring Contest.

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It’s that time of year again. Time for your young artists to pull out their crayons and markers and enter the coloring contest to win a chance to be a “Tree lighting Pixie.”

Children 10 and under are eligible to enter the annual coloring contest. Winners will be chosen from three age groups: 5 and under, 6-8, and 9-10.

All winners must be available on Saturday, December 1 from 4:30 to 5:45 pm for the tree lighting ceremony during Christmas Under the Clock. Tree lighting pixies will turn on the switch to officially light the Plain City Christmas tree and get the holiday underway.

To download an official coloring contest entry form, please go HERE. Or print off the form at the bottom of this posting by clicking on it and then printing.

Coloring contest entry forms can also be picked up at Mainstreet Treasures, 150 West Main Street in Plain City.

Send your completed entry to: UPCO, PO Box 297, Plain City, OH 43064

All entries must be received by Friday, November 16.

Winners will be chosen by members of the Christmas Under the Clock committee.

For more information on Christmas Under the Clock, visit the Uptown Plain City Organization (UPCO) web site HERE.

Winners will be announced on the Uptown Plain City (UPCO) Facebook page and via their contact information provided on the entry form. Visit the UPCO Facebook page, HERE.

You can also find out more on the Christmas Under the Clock Facebook page HERE.

The rules for the coloring contest are below. The deadline to turn in the entry is Friday, November 16.

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The Orchard and Company is Open Weekends from 11 am to 6 pm through October 28.

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The Orchard and Company, a family friendly destination, will be open from 11 am-6 pm, September and October weekends through October 28th.

The Orchard and Company features, not only an apple orchard, but also many exciting activities meant to entice visitors from Plain City and across the state.

You can take part in the “U-Pick Apples” as different varieties of apples become ready for picking. Check out the web site HERE for picking schedules, pricing, and the type of apple that is ready to pick.

For children, there are tons of fun activities that will keep them on the move, including a pedal car track, tire climb, jumping pillow, zip lines, wagon rides, and more. If the kids aren’t tired after a day at The Orchard, they must be robots!

The Orchard and Company is located south of Plain City at 7255 US Highway 42 North at the intersection of US Highway 42 and Price Hilliard Road, just a short, scenic drive from Columbus, London, Marysville, or Dayton. They are located across the road from Canaan Middle School.

The Orchard and Company would also like to encourage bicycle aficionados to ride out. The Orchard and Company is only a few miles from the Heritage Rail Trail’s endpoint on Cemetery Pike in Plain City.

An Orchard Festival Farm Yard day pass is $10.00 for adults and children (3-18), $5.00 for seniors. Children two and under receive free admission.

Fishing in The Orchard’s pond requires an additional $2. Gem Mining to search for “pay dirt” gems is $5.00, while a hunt for fossils is $6.00.

The Orchard and Company can also accommodate large groups and parties. Contact The Orchard for a place to host school outings, birthday parties, reunions, weddings, company meetings, and other special occasions.

For more information on The Orchard and Company, visit their web site: www.theorchardandcompany.com

Become a fan on Facebook HERE.

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39th Year for “The Biggest Little Festival in Ohio” at Shekinah Christian School is September 7 and 8.

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The Shekinah Festival and Auction will take place on Friday, September 7 and Saturday, September 8. The featured entertainment Friday evening will be One More Soul, a Southern Gospel group made up of local musicians from Hayden Enterprise Baptist Church in Hilliard. One More Soul formed the group over ten years ago. The entertainment will begin at 7:00 pm. Admission is FREE to this concert, but a goodwill offering will be taken.

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From 5:30 to 8:30 pm on Friday the 7th, enjoy a pulled pork dinner provided by Todd and Becky Troyer, as well as homemade ice cream. There will also be a silent auction throughout the evening and a hot air balloon lift off at 5:45 pm.

The rest of the Shekinah Festival gets underway at sunrise on Saturday the 8th with hot air balloon rides (for rides call, 614-504-3068) at 7:15 am and breakfast beginning at 7 am. Egg and sausage sandwiches, coffee, and donuts will be some of the mouth watering breakfast items available. As always, there will also be lots of other food, activities for children, and many homemade items for sale. The homemade goods booths will open at 8:30 am. These items include: apple and peanut butter, baked goods and cookies, apple dumplings, and fry pies.

The much anticipated auction gets started at 9:30 am with the furniture and crafts portion. The hand-quilted quilts will be auctioned at 12:30 pm.

This is the 39th year for “The Biggest Little Festival in Ohio,” which is the main way Shekinah Christian School raises money to keep their tuition rates affordable. Please stop by and support them. The Shekinah Festival takes place at the Shekinah Christian School located at 10040 Lafayette-Plain City Road, just outside of Plain City.

For more information, phone: (614) 504-3066 or email: festival@shekinahchristian.org

To Like the Festival on Facebook, go HERE.

Many of the auction items are featured in photos on the Facebook page, so take a look.

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