Morrow County Chamber of Commerce President, Don Wiggins gave the floor to new members and members’ announcements at the Chamber’s Aug. 16 meeting.
The newest Chamber member is Essentra Pharmacy of Marengo’s Cardinal Health Center. The pharmacy recently celebrated a ribbon cutting and will soon be open for business. The owner, Max Peoples talked about the philosophy of the pharmacy.
“We are community oriented and we want to know you and your family,” said Peoples who also owns Uptown Pharmacy in Westerville.
Essentra Pharmacists, Nick Newman and Cara Hoyt were also welcomed and described some of their services. They will offer on-site immunizations, blood testing, hospice work and the new science of Pharmacogenomics. The latter will require a cheek swab that is intended to tailor prescriptions to a person’s genetic makeup and thus decrease the possibility of side effects in prescriptions.
In other announcements Eco Center’s Emily Ollervides announced the Community Event and Grand Opening of Design Studio 27 in Marengo on Sept. 10 at 4560 SR 229. Design Studio has partnered with ECO Center (Educating Children Outdoors) to raise money for kids in all the Morrow County Schools to have field trips to ECO Center.
The event, Ollervides said, has grown beyond belief. It will include the local fire department, libraries, sheriff’s cars and ECO activities. There will be food and refreshments with many items up for raffle.
Other September events in the county include the Morrow County Fair from Aug. 29 – Labor Day.
There will be a House Raising Hoedown Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity Sept. 18 at the ECO Center, 1757 Co. Rd. 59, Caledonia and the seasonal opening of the ECO Center is on Sept. 25.
There will be fall festivals and pumpkin patch with a corn maze. The Haunted Trail at ECO Center will be the last two weekends in October.
LeAnn Gompf reminded Chamber members of the upcoming Morrow County Christmas Parade on Friday December 2. There is no charge to participate in the parade.