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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.

Ham and Bean Dinner on October 27 Will Raise Money for The Plain City Historical Society.

The Plain City Historical Society will be holding a ham and bean dinner on Saturday, October 27, from noon until 4 pm at the Plain City Presbyterian Church, 231 East Main Street. This is a big fundraiser for the Historical Society and they hope to raise $1,000 (or more!) to help with operating costs in the coming year.

Tickets for the dinner are $5.00 (so 200 meals must be sold to raise the $1,000!) and allow the bearer to partake of a delicious meal of ham and bean soup, cornbread, coffee, iced tea, or water, and dessert. Dessert is Johnny Miller’s homemade ice cream!

Besides the ice cream, the Historical Society is requesting donations of desserts for the dinner. Cakes, pies, cookies, brownies, and other goodies are needed. If you would like to help with a dessert donation or would like to volunteer to help with the dinner, please contact Kathy Cosgray at 614-873-5562 or jcosgray@gmail.com or Ann Weeks at 614-873-3591.

Take-out meals are also available for $5.00.

There will be raffles and the Historical Society’s newest items will be for sale during the dinner. Bring plenty of cash to get in on the purchases! Shop early–the holidays are coming!

Remember, you can visit the Plain City Historical Society, 111. West Main Street, during their open hours, Tuesdays from 10 am to noon, Thursdays from noon to 3 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am to noon. The Historical Society has monthly meetings on the fourth Tuesday of the month. The next meeting will be October 23 at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the meeting begins promptly at 7.

To read the latest Historical Society newsletter, click on the highlighted link: pchs newsletter Oct0Nov 2012

Like the Historical Society on Facebook HERE.

Welcome Steam Threshers!

The 62nd Annual Miami Valley Steam Threshers Association Show and Reunion gets underway this week from Thursday, July 14 through Sunday, July 17.  The show, which takes place in Pastime Park, will feature Cockshut/Co-op tractors, the National Scale Model Show, as well as the Ferguson’s Summer meeting. 

To find out more about the schedule, see photos, or download a show flier, click HERE

Additionally, please visit the Plain City Lions Club booth at the Steam Show for their Bob Evans’ “Farm boy” sausage sandwiches and bratwursts.  The Lions stand is a huge charitable money maker for the Plain City Club and allows them to carry out their good deeds throughout the year. 

Joe will be working a few shifts at the Lions Booth, so stop by and say hi.  While you are there, ask him to make you a Lemon Shake Up.  

The Lions Club Stand is open from 6 am to 10 pm and they also serve breakfast.  You can get pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy, and eggs (any way you like them).  

The Plain City Historical Society will also be sharing space with The Friends of The Plain City Library at the Steam Show.  Stop by and find out all the great things these two groups have to offer. 

And don’t forget to attend Black and Orange Cat Foundation’s 5th Annual Garage Sale all four days of the Steam Show beginning at 9 am each day (maybe sooner if Carol Gaul has her coffee). All proceeds from the sale will be used to spay and neuter area kitties. The sale is located at 176 Anderson Avenue, which abuts Pastime Park.

The group is still taking donations for the sale. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Carol at 614-419-1553.

Free Restoration Seminar on Tuesday, July 12 from 7-8:30 pm.

The Uptown Plain City Organization (UPCO), The Durable Restoration Company, and the Plain City Historical Society are offering a free Restoration Seminar on Tuesday, July 12 from 7-8:30 pm at the Plain City Historical Society located at 111 West Main Street.  

If you own an old building or dwelling or just need some advice on maintenance, this is the perfect workshop to attend.  

Please register by TODAY–Friday, July 8 to Shannon Pine at steelerspine@frontier.com or (614) 873-7939.  Space is limited to 40 participants.  There will be light refreshments when the doors open at 6:30 pm.

To find out more, visit the Facebook page HERE.

You can also click on the brochure to the left to enlarge it and print it out.