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St. Joseph’s Fish Fry Fridays are Back Beginning Friday, February 19–Get Your Dinner Safely in the Time of COVID!

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Fish Fries are back! It is that time of year again. Time to enjoy a fish meal each Friday during Lent. There will be a few changes due to COVID, but the meals will still be delicious, as always.

Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church and the local Knights of Columbus Council 12772 will be holding their Friday Fish Fries every Friday through March 26. The Fish Fries will be drive thru or carryout only at the Parish Activity Center (the PAC), 670 West Main Street (behind the firehouse) from 5:30-8 pm.

Orders will be taken from your vehicle and delivered back to you in the vehicle due to COVID. You can also download and print an order form which you can bring with you to speed up the process.

To download the order from, go HERE.

Meals are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children 12 and under. Besides two pieces of fried fish (there will only be fried fish this year, no baked), the adult meal also includes two sides–cole slaw, fries, or macaroni and cheese. The child meal includes one piece of fish and two sides.

To minimize money handling, the Knights will be taking credit cards with a $1 convenience fee as well as personal checks as the preferred payment methods. They will still take cash, but would prefer exact change whenever possible.

So please come out this Friday, February 19, and support the Knights of Columbus. Join them each Friday (February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, and 26) throughout Lent (excluding Good Friday on April 2) for a delicious meal.

For more info, visit Saint Joe’s web site HERE.

 

Shop Local, Shop Small on Small Business Saturday! By Our Student Pharmacist, Cass Baker.

Small Business Saturday is a nationally recognized shopping day to support your local neighborhood businesses. It falls on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (November 28 this year) every year and serves as a contrast to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, when holiday shopping is typically focused on larger, nationwide organizations. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to negatively impact the U.S. economy, it is more critical than ever to shop at local businesses to ensure that their goods and services remain under operation as long as possible.

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The U.S Small Business Administration classifies a small business as an organization with fewer than 500 employees. As of 2019, there are 30.7 million small businesses in the U.S., and they account for 99.9% of all businesses in the U.S. Additionally, 98.2% of American businesses have less than 100 employees, and 89% of businesses have fewer than 20 employees. Clearly, the heart of commerce and the economy in the U.S. heavily relies on the success of small businesses.

Unfortunately, the majority of small American businesses are facing immense pressure to survive during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the “Shop Small” movement, 62% of small business owners reported that they would be unable to keep their business open unless their sales reach pre-COVID levels by the end of 2020. This has major implications for job growth, since small businesses create 1.5 million jobs in the U.S. every year.

As the holidays arrive, please stay safe and consider supporting your local businesses whether that’s buying a Christmas tree at a local farm, or just stopping by a cafe to grab a cup of coffee. Your patronage ensures that money stays in your community so that businesses can potentially grow. Additionally, please take the time to thank the local employees who continue to work during the midst of the pandemic.

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Our teams at Plain City Druggist and Midwestern Compounding Pharmacy are proud to support our community by serving their medication needs.

We thank you for your support, as well!

Please consider stopping by this Saturday, November 28 during our hours of 9:00am-12:00pm.

Please also support our Happy Druggist sister locations on Karl Road in Columbus, in West Jefferson, and in Mechanicsburg.

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 24.

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The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will take place on Saturday, October 24 from 10 am to 2 pm. During this yearly event, you can turn in old or no longer used medicines for proper disposal. We know that many of you may have medications that have expired or that you don’t take any more and this is a perfect way to make sure they are destroyed so that no one gets hurt.

To find out more about the Take Back Day, visit the web site HERE.

To find a disposal location near you, go HERE and put in your zip code or county and city.

In Union County, you can turn in unused and expired medications at these sites:

Union County Sheriff’s Office

221 West 5th Street, Marysville, OH 43040 (Please enter the sally port from the south off of 6th St. Signs will be posted).

Pleasant Valley Fire Department

650 West Main Street, Plain City, OH 43064 (Please enter the rear of the bays).

Richwood Police Department

153 North Franklin Street, Richwood, OH 43344 (Please enter the sally port entrance)

Free Tire Collections on October 17 from Noon to 3 pm at the Richwood Fairgrounds.

The Union County Health Department is hosting a free community tire collection event on Saturday, October 17 at the Richwood Fairgrounds1 Gill Street in Richwood, from noon-3 pm (will end earlier if trucks are full).
 
The collection is free and funded through a grant awarded to the Union County Health Department by the Ohio EPA. There is a 10 tire limit per load. The event is intended for residents to dispose of personal unwanted tires. This event should not be used by businesses for commercial tire disposal. Passenger tires (like car, truck, van and SUV) off-rim will be accepted. No large semi or tractor tires can be accepted.
 
If you know of someone who would be interested in volunteering to help unload tires the day of the event, please contact Jennifer Thrush at jennifer.thrus@uchd.net or 937-645-2047.
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The Orchard and Company is Open Weekends Beginning September 12.

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The Orchard and Company, a family friendly destination, will be open beginning this Saturday, September 12 for their annual Family Fun on the Farm from 11 am-6 pm, September and October weekends through November 1st.

A safe re-opening plan, approved by the Health Department, has been put into place at The Orchard and Company. Some of the changes being implemented include signage and ground markings as a reminder to social distance. Maintaining a clean facility has always been a priority, but additional sanitizing practices have been set up.

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.

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.

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, and more.

All activities will be open except the corn pit and wagon ride, because, unfortunately, there’s no practical way to sanitize or encourage social distancing with those two activities. There will be new activities to replace the corn pit and wagon rides.

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 once we are done with this crazy virus. 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.