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All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast to Benefit the Plain City Lions Club is Saturday, April 8 from 7 am to 10:30 am.


Join the Plain City Lions Club on Saturday, April 8, from 7 am to 10:30 am at the Plain City Presbyterian Church (231 East Main Street) for an “All You Can Eat” Pancake Breakfast. The cost is $6 for children 6 and older and for adults.

Advanced tickets can be purchased here at the drugstore and at Yoder’s Hardware. Or you can just pay at the door.

So come out with your appetite and support the Plain City Lions on April 8. We hear that Roger Weeks will be flipping pancakes and he is a tremendous cook! YUM!!

Pancake Flyer for 2017

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church’s Fish Fry Fridays Return Friday, March 3.

Fish Fry 2017

It is that time of year again. Time to enjoy a fish meal each Friday during Lent. Once again Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church and the local Knights of Columbus will be holding their Friday Fish Fries every Friday through April 7. The Fish Fries will be held at the Parish Activity Center (the PAC), 670 West Main Street (behind the firehouse) from 5:30-8 pm.

Meals are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children 12 and under. Besides either two pieces of fried or baked fish (please request the baked fish if you would like it), the adult meal also includes soda or coffee, and two sides–cole slaw, fries, or macaroni and cheese. The child meal includes one piece of fish, two sides, and a beverage. Additionally, you can purchase homemade desserts for a donation that benefits the St. Martin de Porres Society.

Carry out service of the meals is also available.

The St. Joe’s Fish Fry was voted “The Best Fish Fry 2017” by the Catholic Times Fish Fry Guy! Scroll down to pages 17/23 to read the review, which also mentions Lovejoy’s Market! You can also read the review at the bottom of this posting.

So please come out this Friday, March 3, and support the Knights of Columbus. Join them each Friday (March 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7) throughout Lent (excluding Good Friday on April 14) for a delicious meal and lots of enjoyable socializing with neighbors, friends, and family.

For more info, visit Saint Joe’s web site HERE and download the Bulletin HERE.

For a complete Lenten Fish Fry Guide that lists churches throughout Ohio hosting fish fries, go HERE.

Fish Fry Guy

Fish Fry Guy 2

Happy New Year! May 2017 Be Filled with Blessings and Peace!


We want to wish everyone a very, very Happy New Year. We hope you will have many blessings in 2017.

We also want to thank you for your continued support in 2016. We could not do what we do within the community without the generous backing of all our customers, friends, family, and the other local businesses in Plain City, West Jefferson, and on Karl Road in Columbus.

We will be open regular hours (9 am to noon) on Saturday, New Year’s Eve in Plain City. We will be open from 9 am to 1 pm in West Jefferson and on Karl Road.

We will be closed on Sunday, New Year’s Day, but will re-open on Monday, January 2, at 9 am.

If you need anything while we are closed, please call the after hours number: 614-240-8421.

Have a peaceful and blessed New Year in 2017.


West Jefferson’s Christmas in the Park is December 9-11.



This year will mark the 21st Annual Christmas in the Park in Garrette Park in West Jefferson. The event will take place from Friday, December 9 through Sunday, December 11 from 5:30 to 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 10, 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 5-9. 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.

Join Us for Christmas Under the Clock on Saturday, December 3.


Please join us this Saturday, December 3, 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. There will also be Christmas crafts for the kids and our staff will all be wearing ugly Christmas sweaters–pick which one you think is the most revolting (you won’t hurt our feelings!).

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 is also a copy of the map at the end of this posting that you can print before the event.

Enter the raffle at each open house location to win a $250 Visa Gift Card from UPCO. The winner will be notified at the end of Christmas Under the Clock.

Please bring some non-perishable food items or toiletries for the Plain City Food Pantry, 156 West Main Street. Share your blessings this holiday season.

Get around town safely by riding one of the shuttle vans running from Lovejoy’s Market to Yoder’s Hardware 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 downtown in Bicentennial Park (the Flatiron between Chillicothe and Main Streets). There will be local carolers, Starlight Twirlers (baton twirlers), 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 Plain City Auction, 145 East Main Street, for a Christmas Raffle and Craft Fair.


Bring your pre-decorated Gingerbread House to Daily Needs Assistance (DNA), 340 West Main Street (the old elementary school building) by 3 pm on Saturday to enter in a competition to win a $150 gift card to Carlisle Gifts. To find out more, read this article in the Plain City Advocate HERE.

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 and roasted chestnuts from UPCO and the Plain City United Methodist Church.

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

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. The sale will feature an enormous book sale in the library’s large meeting room, as well as a selection of gift items made from recycled books including jewelry, bookmarks, buttons, and other unique creations. The Book Sale gets underway during Christmas Under the Clock and continues through December 10 during regular library hours (Monday to Thursday 10 am to 9 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 am to 6 pm).

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

Carlisle Gifts will hold “A Night of Giving” during Christmas Under the Clock. Receive a free gift with a purchase of $10 or more. Get a free greeting card with a $20 purchase and take part in prize drawings every hour.

For more information on the 15th 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 to Lovejoy’s IGA and up and down Jefferson Avenue (Route 42). Let the skilled Christmas Under the Clock volunteer drivers get you safely where you need to go.

Read an article in the Plain City Advocate on the CUTC event HERE.