The weather is getting warmer and we’ll soon be approaching summer; and on a warm late spring day there’s nothing like a classic car show, and toss in a little ice cream and you’ve got the Jackson Farms Car Show & Ice Cream Social.
The best part about the Jackson Farms Car Show & Ice Cream Social is all proceeds from the day will benefit the American Cancer Society Big Walnut Area Relay For Life.
The Saturday event takes place rain or shine at Jackson Farms, 2341 South Ohio 605, Galena.
Misti Spillman, an AmeriCorps member at the Ohio Historical Society, is offering a Beginners Cemetery Restoration Workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, at Red Bank Cemetery in Genoa Township. Spillman has a background in researching and restoring cemeteries, and has also created a cemetery tool kit as a guide for people who want to restore cemeteries.
Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Run For John 5K Run/Walk that raises money for Big Walnut Friends Who Share. Run For John began following the sudden death of John Scanlan, who died in September of 2008 of sudden cardiac arrest.
John was an avid runner who trained for, and participated in, Ironman events until his sudden passing. John’s widow Nicci said the race is more than an opportunity to run and raise funds for a local cause; it’s also a day to remember John Scanlan’s commitment to the community he lived in.
The 5th Annual Run For John will be held beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, August 31.
Members of the newly-formed Galena Historic Foundation, Inc. held their first meeting on Wednesday, April 24, at the Galena Town Hall. The foundation was started to raise awareness of the role Galena has played as a village in local and regional history.
The Foundation is a Domestic Non-profit Corporation and is accepting donations of historic articles and cash contributions.
The Village of Galena has given the foundation a room for displaying and archiving both written and physical artifacts at the newly remodeled Galena Village Hall, the former Galena United Methodist Church Building.
The 10th Annual Westerville Area Chamber “Taste of Westerville’ event was held on Friday, April 19, at The Lakes Golf and Country Club to a sold out crowd of just over 300.
While at the Taste of Westerville, local business owners, community leaders and Westerville residents sampled delicious dishes from local food providers such as steak skewers, shrimp and grits, crab cakes and coconut chicken pot stickers. Food samples were complemented with red or white wines from around the world, mixed drinks and beer.
U.S. Congressmen Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Ron Kind (D-WI) have introduced a bill that provides schools with another tool to use when deciding how to best protect students from harm. The bill encourages off-duty law enforcement officers to substitute teach by allowing their substitute teaching wages to be exempt from federal income taxes. This provides the opportunity, within state substitute teaching requirements, for highly-trained, armed officials to be in schools at any given time.
With the National Association of Letter Carrier’s (NALC) 21st annual National Food Drive now just a few short weeks away, the pace of the behind-the-scenes work to make it go as smoothly as possible is reaching a fever pitch in hundreds of branches across the country.
On the second Saturday of May each year, thousands of letter carriers step forward and join our co-workers, family members, friends and community partners to pick up those all-important and often heavy sacks of donated non-perishable food items left by mailboxes
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Big Walnut will host its annual Bark For Life Event fundraiser on Saturday, May 18, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunbury Town Square.
Bark For Life is a non-competitive walk event for dogs and their owners to help raise funds and awareness for The American Cancer Society. It is also an opportunity for the community to come join us for a fun afternoon.