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West Jefferson’s Christmas in the Park is December 8-10.

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This year will mark the 22nd Annual Christmas in the Park in Garrette Park in West Jefferson. The event will take place from Friday, December 8 through Sunday, December 10 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 9, the Parade of Lights heads out at 5:30 pm from the American Legion and winds its way through town to Garrette Park.

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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 4-8. 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 2.

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Please join us this Saturday, December 2, for our Open House and Customer Appreciation evening from 5-8 pm during Christmas Under the Clock.

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

Singer and songwriter, Anne Marie Gadd will be in the store with us celebrating the evening with her music. Watch her sing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” on Youtube HERE.

We’ll also have Julie Confar in the store making cotton candy and sub sandwiches from our local Subway. Additionally, there will be lots of homemade cookies and coloring and crafts for the kids.

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.

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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 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 Plain City Auction, 145 East Main Street, for a Christmas Raffle and Craft Fair.

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.

23632810_10155043187339599_2855469571052327852_oOn your way to see Santa, stop by the Plain City Library, 305 West Main Street, for live music with Glee Noel a cappella quartet and the Friends of the Library’s Moving Sale, which actually gets started at noon on December 2. The sale will feature supplies, equipment, 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. The Library is currently closed until December 11, but will be open for their Holiday Open House and Moving Sale on December 2.

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

Carlisle Gifts will hold a “Do You See What I See?” Open House during Christmas Under the Clock. Receive a free gift with a purchase of $10 or more while supplies last. Additionally, beginning on December 1 at 8 am and continuing through December 2 at 9 pm, you can:

  • Find the Christmas Piggle for gift certificates, discounts or giveaways.
  • Enter the Raffle for the Ohio State Garden Bench! The drawing will be held at 6:30pm, December 2. Must be present to win.
  • 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 16th Annual Christmas Under the Clock celebration, go HERE and read Julie Weaver’s article in The Madison Press 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.

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Wishing You Blessings and Happiness This Thanksgiving!

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Joe and I want to wish everyone a very peaceful and blessed Thanksgiving.

Please note that Plain City Druggist will be closed on Thursday, November 23, in observance of the holiday.

We will re-open on Friday, November 24, at 9 am.

If you have an emergency or need anything while we are closed, please call the after hours number: 614-240-8421. If Joe does not call you back within an hour, call again and leave another message with your phone number.

Thank you to everyone reading this blog posting. We appreciate your continued support of us and the pharmacies!

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Sending Thanks and Blessings to All Who Have Served This Veterans Day.

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We want to wish everyone who has served or is currently serving our country a very blessed Veterans Day.

Thank you for all that you have done to protect us and this country we love.

You are in our thoughts and prayers as we remember all current and former military on this special day.

To celebrate Veterans Day, which actually falls this year on Saturday, November 11, there will be a Memorial Service at 11 am at the Civil War Monument at Industrial Parkway and U. S. Highway 42 (10050 Industrial Parkway) in Jerome Township. Please stop and honor all those who have given us our freedom. Abraham Lincoln will deliver a message.

For more information, visit the Jerome Township Civil War Memorial Facebook site HERE.

There will also be a Plain City Veterans Day Celebration sponsored by the American Legion Post 248, VFW, and Darby Post 3268 from 10:30-11:30 am on Friday, November 10 at the Plain City Elementary School, 580 South Chillicothe Street. Music will be presented by the Jonathan Alder Band.

The photo is of our dad, Bob Timmons, when he was in the Navy in the late 1960’s. We want to thank him and all our veterans for their service.

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Vote NO on Issue 2!!

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The Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) is urging their pharmacist members to get the word out and tell their patients and community members to vote NO on Issue 2.

Pharmacy groups are not the only ones who are opposed to Issue 2, however. Doctors and nurses are also concerned that the ballot issue could increase the prices of medications for most Ohioans while also limiting the access to medications for people with lower incomes who use Medicaid. The Ohio Nurses Association, the Ohio State Medical Association, and nearly 60 total healthcare and professional groups are also opposing this initiative.

Even The Columbus Dispatch is advising their readers to vote NO.

So what is Issue 2 and why should you vote NO?

Issue 2, which is labelled as the “Ohio Drug Price Relief Act” is a deceptive drug pricing ballot initiative which, according to OPA, would “prohibit Ohio’s state government from paying any more for prescription drugs than the lowest price paid by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).”

While it may seem like a good idea for the state of Ohio to only pay as much as the VA for medicine and, therefore, save money, there are a number of reasons why it is not.

  • There is no guarantee that pharmaceutical companies will continue to give the VA huge rebates and price breaks. Instead, they could just decide to increase the costs for the VA if this initiative passes and costs would skyrocket for everyone.
  • To make up for their losses in giving price breaks to the state of Ohio, pharmaceutical companies could raise prices for everyone else except the VA and the state as they are not required to charge the same prices to everyone. Therefore, the government would get a benefit, but working Ohioans would end up paying more.
  • The VA has their own formulary of medications that they use in order to receive rebates from drug companies. Certain medications are excluded from this list. Using the VA formulary could restrict access to certain medicines for patients covered by the state if those medications are not on the VA’s formulary.
  • The costs would not be lowered for Ohioans who receive their insurance through private insurance and are not covered by state programs.
  • The costs for Medicare recipients will not be lowered. Medicare is a federal program, not a state program, so this is not covered under this ballot initiative.

Visit the “Vote No on Issue 2” website HERE to find out more.

Read the list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Issue 2 HERE.

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