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Join Us on Saturday, December 7, for Our Open House During Christmas Under the Clock.

Please join us this Saturday, December 7, for our Open House and Customer Appreciation evening from 5:30-9 pm during Christmas Under the Clock. We will have lots of food (twenty dozen homemade cookies baked by Cherie’s church youth group–YUM) and the small glass bottles of soda that everyone loves.

We will also be signing folks up for two $250 VISA gift cards that UPCO (Uptown Plain City Organization) and the Village of Plain City are giving away to two lucky winners. You can enter to win at all participating open house locations during Christmas Under the Clock. 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 where you can enter to win the gift cards.

You can also get an extra ticket and chance to win the VISA cards if you bring a non-perishable food item or toiletry to the Plain City Food Pantry, 156 West Main Street.

Here at the drugstore, we will also be giving away an iPad to one winner, 12 years and older. So stop in and sign up to win the VISA gift cards and an iPad!

While our open house kicks off at 5:30 pm, Christmas Under the Clock actually gets under way at 5 pm with the Tree Lighting Ceremony downtown in Bicentennial Park (the Flatiron). There will be local carolers, choirs, baton twirlers, the Jonathan Alder Band, and Santa himself at the Tree Lighting. The tree will be lit up by the Tree Lighting Ambassadors, winners of the Christmas Coloring Contest.

Once you’ve been dazzled by the tree lighting ceremony, head over to the Plain City Auction to bid on Christmas decorations and gift baskets. The bidding only lasts about an hour, so don’t delay. Proceeds from the auction will benefit UPCO (to continue funding the celebration each year) and the Plain City Food Pantry.

You can then take a horse drawn wagon ride to Yoder’s True Value Hardware for photos with Santa. On your way, stop by the Plain City Library for live music with Classical Sounds and the Friends of the Library’s Book and Novelty Sale. The sale will include holiday novelties, as well as an enormous book sale in the library’s large meeting room. There will also be gingerbread decorating from Art the Experience and Tolles Career and Technical Center.

While you are in the library, check out their Booklovers Ornaments for sale to benefit the Friends of the Library. These handcrafted and one-of-a-kind ornaments are filled with paper from classic recycled books including A Christmas Carol, Heidi, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Jane Eyre, and many more. Shatter-proof acrylic ornaments are also available featuring children’s book characters and comics. New ornaments will be added weekly through Christmas. These unique ornaments are $5 each and can be purchased a the library (305 West Main Street), Monday to Thursday 10 am to 9 pm and Saturday 10 am to 6 pm. They will also be available during the Holiday Open House from 5:30 to 9 pm.

Across from the Library, vendors will be set up in the old elementary school (340 West Main Street) selling crafts and lots of unique items. PetPromise rescue group will also be set up there with adoptable cats for people to meet. If you bring a donation of pet food for their pet food pantry, you can get an extra entry in the drawing for the VISA gift cards.

And the Union County Humane Society (UCHS) will have adoptable kittens at Plain City Animal Hospital, 209 West Main Street, and adoptable dogs at ASE Feed and Supply, 211 South Jefferson Avenue. The dogs will be available to meet from 5:30 to 8 pm. ASE will also donate $5 for every bag of dog food sold during the event to UCHS. And if you don’t have a dog, buy a bag to donate to the shelter and ASE will still give the $5 donation!

ASE will also be featuring family friendly holiday movies during Movie at the Mill. Stop by for hot chocolate and watch a holiday movie projected on the BIG screen–the really big screen–the side of the elevator!

After you come out to visit us, make sure to drop by Rooms that Bloom Florist next to Lovejoy’s IGA and meet some elf friends.

Rock on Ice will be doing ice sculpting in Bicentennial Park following the Tree Lighting.

For more information on the 12th 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.

While you can walk Main Street downtown, it is a little more tricky to get out to us on Route 42. Luckily, there will be 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.

If you buy gift items during your trek on Main Street and Jefferson Avenue, we’ll have someone in the pharmacy from 5:30 to 9 pm wrapping presents for a donation to Black and Orange Cat Foundation. Bring as many boxes as you want us to wrap and we’ll provide the paper, bows, tape, and gift wrapping expertise for a donation that will help support spay and neuter efforts for stray and homeless cats in the Plain City area. We will also have a table set up with items for sale that benefit Black and Orange. Included in those special goodies are homemade dog treats! Buy a baggie for your pooch for just $1.

We also want to send out a huge thank you to Julie Weaver for all that she does for Christmas Under the Clock and UPCO all year long. Julie took over on a lot of the Village activities a few years ago when Joe and I became a bit burnt out. So thank you, Julie, for keeping this wonderful tradition going! We appreciate all that you do so much!

Contests and Auction For Christmas Under the Clock on Saturday, December 7.

As in the past, the Uptown Plain City Organization (UPCO) is sponsoring two contests to get everyone in the spirit for Christmas Under the Clock on Saturday, December 7. They are also asking businesses to create gift baskets and items for the auction at 5:30 pm the evening of the event.

Information about Christmas Under the Clock, as well as all forms for the contests can be found on their Facebook page HERE.

The first contest is a coloring contest to choose the Tree Lighting Ambassadors who will flip the switch to light the official Plain City Christmas Tree.

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

To download the coloring blank to print and color, go HERE.

You can also stop by Main Street Treasures, 150 West Main Street in Plain City to pick up a coloring contest entry sheet. Complete the contact entry form after the picture is colored and send the entry to:

UPCO Tree, PO Box 297, Plain City, OH 43064

All entries must be received by Tuesday, November 19.

Winners will be chosen by Mayor Sandra Adkins and must be available on Saturday, December 7 from 5-5:30 pm to help light the Christmas Tree. Winners will be announced on the November 30th UPCO Page in the Plain City Advocate. Winners will also be contacted using the information provided on the entry form.

For complete information on the Tree Lighting Ambassador Coloring Contest, go HERE.

The second contest is the Decorating Contest, presented by QT1270 Radio and supported by Main Street Treasures.

All you have to do to enter this contest is fill out an official Christmas Under the Clock Decorating Contest Form, which you can download and print HERE. Then get busy decorating!

You can also pick up an entry form at Main Street Treasures and the Plain City Public Library. You can return your entry form electronically to UPCO at upco.misc@live.com or mail it to:

Christmas Decorating, UPCO, PO Box 297, Plain City, OH 43064

You can also return your entry form to Main Street Treasures and the Plain City Public Library. Put the completed form in the contest decorating boxes at both locations.

Deadline for entry is Friday, November 29.

There are two categories for decorating: Residential and Business. All properties being decorated must be within the Plain City village limits. All displays must be illuminated by 6 pm on December 3 for judging.

There will be winners for both business and residential entries chosen in three categories: Best Overall, Most Creative, and Best Use of Illumination.

Winners will be notified by QT1270 Radio and must be available for the awards presentation on December 7 during the Christmas Under the Clock tree lighting ceremony at 5 pm. Winners will have their property photographed and may be interviewed by the radio station.

For complete information on the Decorating Contest, go HERE.

Finally, if you would like to participate in the auction the evening of Christmas Under the Clock, you can get a gift basket, wreath, tree, garland, or centerpiece ready by December 6. If you have a location where you can display the item before the auction, please do that to garner interest (and higher bids) in the item. Create a promotional insert with your company name, list of items (if basket), and two sentences to promote your business. The insert will be included with your auction item. You can then deliver your auction item to the Plain City Public Library, the Plain City Historical Society, or Yoder’s True Value Hardware by Friday, December 6.

You can also have your item picked up between 8 am and 1 pm on December 6 by calling Chris Long, 873-4912, ext. 23 to make arrangements.

The donated items will be auctioned off beginning right after the tree lighting ceremony at approximately 5:30 pm. All proceeds benefit UPCO to help them with Christmas Under the Clock costs each year.

For more information on all of the activities taking place during Christmas Under the Clock, go HERE.

You can also contact Megan Colwell, 614-562-9408/mcolwell@derdutchman.com or Julie Weaver, 614-561-3322/julie.weaver@hotmail.com for more information.

Join Us for Our Christmas Under the Clock Open House, Saturday, December 1 from 5:30-9 pm.

Please join us this Saturday, December 1, for our Open House and Customer Appreciation evening from 5:30-9 pm during Christmas Under the Clock. We will have lots of food (cookies–YUM) and the small glass bottles of soda that everyone loves.

We will also be signing folks up for the $500 VISA gift card that UPCO (Uptown Plain City Organization) and the Village of Plain City are giving away to one lucky winner. You can enter to win at all participating open house locations during Christmas Under the Clock. 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 where you can enter to win the gift card.

You can also get an extra ticket and chance to win the VISA card if you bring a non-perishable food item or toiletry to the Plain City Food Pantry, 156 West Main Street.

The drawing for the $500 gift card will take place at 9 pm at the Plain City Historical Society.

Here at the drugstore, we will also be giving away an iPod Touch (over a $300 value) to one winner, 12 years and older. So stop in and sign up to win the VISA gift card and an iPod Touch!

Robin Terry Yoders will also be in the store from 6-9 pm to sign her most current Christmas ornament, which features the Plain City Auction. If you have ornaments from previous years that you would like to have Robin sign, please bring them along. You will also be able to purchase ornaments from past years here in the pharmacy and at the Plain City Historical Society, 111 West Main Street (next to Security Bank), during the Christmas celebration. The ornaments are $25 each and are limited to 50.

While our open house kicks off at 5:30 pm, Christmas Under the Clock actually gets under way at 5 pm with the Tree Lighting Ceremony downtown in Bicentennial Park (the Flatiron). There will be local carolers, choirs, baton twirlers, the Jonathan Alder Band, and Santa himself at the Tree Lighting. The tree will be lit up by the Tree Lighting Ambassadors, winners of the Christmas Coloring Contest.

Once you’ve been dazzled by the tree lighting ceremony, head over to the Plain City Auction to bid on Christmas decorations and gift baskets. The bidding only lasts about an hour, so don’t delay. Proceeds from the auction will be split between UPCO and the Plain City Food Pantry.

You can then take a horse drawn wagon ride to Yoder’s True Value Hardware for photos with Santa. On your way, stop by the Plain City Library for live music with Classical Sounds and the Friends of the Library’s Book and Novelty Sale. The sale will include holiday novelties, as well as an enormous book sale in the library’s large meeting room. The sale will continue through December 8.

Rock on Ice will be doing ice sculpting in Bicentennial Park following the Tree Lighting.

For more information on the 11th Annual Christmas Under the Clock celebration, go HERE or HERE. You can also click on the poster below to make it larger and get all the vital information you’ll need!

We also want to send out a huge thank you to Julie Weaver for all that she does for Christmas Under the Clock and UPCO all year long. Julie took over on a lot of the Village activities a few years ago when Joe and I became a bit burnt out. So thank you, Julie, for keeping this wonderful tradition going! We appreciate all that you do so much!

2012 Robin Terry Yoders’ Ornament Features Plain City Auction House!

Robin Terry Yoders (Robin recently married) decided to feature the Plain City Auction House on her annual fundraising ornament. There are only 50 of these hand painted, signed, and numbered ornaments available. This ornament is the eleventh in the series.

A limited number of these ornaments are currently available, as well as ornaments from previous years that highlighted Plain City’s other historic buildings and sites, including Bicentennial Park (2003), Farmer’s Bank (2004), the Grandstand (2005), the Train Depot (2006), the Presbyterian Church (2007), the Methodist Church (2008), Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church (2009), Big Darby Baptist Church (2010), and Canaan Middle School (2011)

We also have burgundy ornaments from the Bicentennial in 2002 featuring the clock for $10. Please note, these ornaments are not part of Robin Terry Yoders’ series. They were made just for Plain City’s Bicentennial.

We currently have the 2012 Robin Terry Yoders’ ornaments here at the drugstore. They are $25 each and all proceeds benefit the Plain City Historical Society this year. We also have limited numbers of ornaments from 2003 to 2009. Unfortunately, the ornament that featured the Clock Building in 2002, and was the first ornament in the series, is no longer available, as it sold out. Ornaments from previous years are $25 each.

Ornaments from 2003 through 2009 can also be purchased at the Plain City Historical Society, located next to Security Bank at 111 West Main Street in downtown Plain City. The Historical Society is open Tuesdays, 10 am to noon; Thursdays, noon to 3 pm; and Saturdays from 10 am to noon. You can stop in during those times to purchase ornaments or stop by during Christmas Under the Clock.

Robin Terry Yoders will also be signing the 2012 ornament in the drugstore at Christmas Under the Clock on December 1 from 6-9 pm. Stop in and have Robin autograph your 2012 Plain City Auction ornament and also pick up any ornaments you may have missed  from previous years.

Kids 10 and Under Can Enter Coloring Contest for Christmas Under the Clock. Adults Can Enter Decorating Contest!

Christmas Under the Clock will be here before we know it. The annual happening falls on Saturday, December 1, this year. This is the 11th year for the holiday celebration and, while we love all the traditional aspects of this anticipated Village event, there are a few new traditions in the works.

Since 2010, the Village of Plain City and UPCO, the Uptown Plain City Organization, have chosen Tree Lighting Ambassadors to flip the switch to light the Bicentennial Park Christmas tree. The Ambassadors are the winners of the Christmas Under the Clock Coloring Contest. Children 10 and under can participate in the coloring contest. Mayor Sandra Adkins chooses the winners from three age categories: 5 years and under, 6-8 years, and 9-10 years. Children in the 43064 zip code are eligible to enter.

This year, besides the winners in the three age categories, two winners will be drawn randomly to produce five Tree Lighting Ambassadors. Each Ambassador will have their entry returned to them framed and with a prize ribbon.

To download and print out a copy of the coloring contest picture, go HERE.

You can also stop in Main Street Treasures to pick up a copy of the coloring contest form. Entries should be mailed to: Christmas Coloring, UPCO, P. O. Box 297, Plain City, Ohio 43064.

Entries must be postmarked by November 12. All winners must be available to participate in the tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, December 1, at 5 pm.

Additionally, there is a contest this year for those Christmas loving adults in Plain City. UPCO is holding the first Christmas Under the Clock Decorating Contest. The contest is open to residents and businesses within the Village corporation limits. The contest is being presented by QT1270 and Main Street Treasures and winners will be chosen by a panel of judges including QT1270 on air personality Pete Emmons. Winners will be chosen in three categories: Best Overall, Most Creative, and Best Use of Illumination.

To print out an entry form for the Decorating Contest, go HERE. Entry forms can also be picked up at Main Street Treasures or the Plain City Public Library. Mail your completed entry to: Christmas Decoration, UPCO, P. O. Box 297, Plain City, Ohio 43064. You can also drop the form off at Main Street Treasures or the Library. Entries must be turned in by Friday, November 23. Lights need to be turned on and decorations in place on Tuesday, November 27 and Wednesday, November 28 so the judges can pick the winners. Winners must be available for the awards ceremony at the Tree Lighting at 5 pm.

For a complete list of all the events taking place at Christmas Under the Clock on December 1, go HERE.

Once again, Plain City Druggist will be participating in the Business Open Houses, which begin at 5:30 pm. We will have food and drinks for our customers. We will also be registering attendees in the prize drawing for a $500 gift card and will have prizes of our own to give away!

Get ready for Christmas and Christmas Under the Clock!