Community calendar of events


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Open house for market is July 17

Join the community in welcoming Main Street Market on Friday, July 17th at 6 pm. The new business is located at 44 1/2 South Main Street, Mt Gilead, and features unique gifts, oils, and Reiki to help balance your life. Stop in to visit, learn more, and register for door prizes.

Harmony Chapel Ice Cream Supper is July 17

Harmony Chapel UMC will hold its Annual Ice Cream Supper on Friday, July 17. Serving begins at 5:00 p.m. The menu includes sandwiches, baked beans, chicken and noodles, variety of salads, and homemade cakes and pies…and of course Ice Cream. The church is located six miles east of Mt. Gilead and one mile south of SR 95 on CR 20. A freewill donation will be collected. An elevator is available for those needing it.

Produce market at CLHS July 31

There will be a Produce Market at Cardington High School on July 31, 2015, 11 am – 2 pm or when the produce is gone. It is open to the public. 7,000 lbs of produce will be delivered from the Mid-Ohio Foodbank to the parking lot. Families will receive 20-30 lbs of produce. Families should be prepared to stand outside in a line, Families need to bring several boxes. No ID is required. Any Central Ohio family may obtain groceries. They must be at or below 200% poverty level.

Make reservations now for Senior Day at Fair

August 4th Senior day at the Ohio State Fair Seniors on Center is planning a day at the Ohio State Fair. Suggested donation of $10.00 for transportation and $4.00 for advanced fair tickets. Reservations need to be made by July 27th. Please call 419-946-4191 if interested.

Public meeting on roads is Aug. 6

The Morrow County Commissioners will be hosting a public meeting regarding County Road issues and concerns on August 6, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Service Building Conference Room, Entrance B located at 619 W. Marion Road, Mt. Gilead.

No Limits needs pantry donations

No Limits Food Pantry needs help from the community to feed Morrow County. Any donation is appreciated. Nonperishable items: Soup, toilet paper, cereal, Vegetables, Peanut Butter, any canned item. We see a rise in food pantry needs when school is out and at the holidays. 4046 Vine Street, Edison, Ohio. Center hours are 9-3 M-F. Food pantry hours 10: to 11:45- 12:30 to 2:45 (Monday, Wednesday & 1st & 3rd Friday of each month). Produce day if 4th Friday of the month.

Kiwanis Club meeting dates

The Mt Gilead Kiwanis Club now meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 11:45 am at the Morrow County Hospital Meeting Room on the lower level. Members go through the cafeteria line if they want to purchase lunch. For information about joining Kiwanis or to learn more about their service projects, call Cathy Francis, 419-560-3071.

Red Cross needs volunteers

The Morrow County Chapter of the American Red Cross is currently looking for volunteers for the following positions: emergency service training, help with the bloodmobiles, office help, disaster training, speaking for the Red Cross at community meetings and teaching Red Cross classes in our local schools. If you have extra time on your hands and would like to help our local chapter, please call our office at 419-956-2811.

Chess Club meets every Tuesday

The Mount Gilead Public Library is having a Chess Club every Tuesday at 4 pm on the third floor. Led by Pete and Rhonda Dettra, the club is open to all ages and skill levels. Call the library at 419-947-2735 for more information.

Heartbeat has new location

Heartbeat of Morrow County, new life prenatal center has a new home at 245 Neal Ave., Mt.Gilead! In addition to the Prenatal Clinic, we have the “Boutique” which is provided by the Blessings of Many in our community! In your time of need, we have maternity clothes as well as clothing and accessories for your Newborn up to size 5T. We have a wonderful educational “Earn While You Learn” program for new items! Come visit us soon! Hours Tues 1-3 pm and 6-8 pm / Thurs 1-3 pm. 419-947-9397.

Heartbeat of Morrow County “Boutique”

The Blessings for Many, The Blessings of Many! In your time of need, we have maternity clothes and we can help provide clothing and accessories for your newborn up to size 5 Toddler. Ask about our EWYL program! Hours are Tues 1-3 pm and 6-8 pm/Thurs 1-3 pm. 900 Meadow Drive, Suite D, Mt. Gilead. 419-947-9397.

No Limits posts pantry hours

Our pantry is operated on donations only; we could not do what we do without your help. Regular Food Pantry Hours began in Jan. 2015. 10 a.m.- 2:45 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month. Produce Day is on the 4th Friday of each month from 12-3. Located at 4046 Vine Street in Edison. Phone 419-946-5900.

No Limits Outreach services

No Limits Outreach is a drop in center for adults over 18 living with mental health issues. We have 2 certified Peer Support specialist on duty daily. Our goal is to have a safe environment, educational resources and a place for a cup of coffee. The food pantry which is part of No Limits is operated by volunteer mental health consumers. We are working with Pantry Trak, a computerized system, which will help your monthly visits easier. Please be patient while we learn the system. Outreach hours are from 9-3 M thru F (different from the food pantry). Feel free to stop by or call for more information. 419-946-5900 ask for Joe or Diana.

TOPS meets on Monday evenings

T.O.P.S – Take Off Pounds Sensibly- is a non profit organization that meets every Monday night at the Mt. Gilead Methodist Church. Weigh-in begins at 4:30 p.m; meeting starts at 5:15 p.m. All welcome. For more infor call Linda at 419-946-9326 or 419-946-9326.

Marengo MOPS meets 1st, 3rd Fridays monthly

Marengo MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets from 9:30-11:30 am, the 1st and 3rd Fridays monthly from Sept. – May. Meetings are held at the Marengo Methodist Church 8 North Main St, Marengo (across from the Marengo Market). Childcare provided. For more info contact Traci at 931-200-8393.

Moms’ Connection meets two Thursdays monthly

Moms’ Connection of Morrow County meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 9:30-11:30 am Sep. thru May. Join us at Trinity UMC, 75 E. High St, Mt Gilead. We provide free childcare for children ages birth through 5th grade so moms can have a little ‘mommy time’. Join our Facebook page at “Moms Connection of Morrow County” or call 419-560-5459 for more info.

Voices for Morrow County meet every 3rd Tuesday

Voices of Morrow County is a club which meets to provide Morrow County citizens with informative and educational programs about social justice issues. The club meets the 3rd Tuesday each month at the Community Services Bldg., 619 W. Marion Rd., Entrance B.

Friends of Cardington meets 3rd Tuesday monthly

Friends of Cardington meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 pm in the Cardington Municipal Building council chambers.

Narcotics Anonymous daily and night-time meetings held in Mt. Gilead

The Narcotics Anonymous “Lunch Bunch” meetings are being held daily in Mt. Gilead from noon – 1:00 at 81 N. Rich St. The Monday night NA “Hope in Recovery” meeting is being held at this same location from 5:00 – 6:00, and the Friday night NA “Eleventh Step Candle Light” meeting from 7:00 to 8:00.

Friday Night Faith & Hope Group meets weekly

Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Friday night, 8-9 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, 75 S. Cherry St., Mt Gilead. There is also an Al-Anon (family of alcoholics) meeting held separately.

Dance held every Saturday

A Marion Dance is held each Saturday from 8-12 p.m. at Sawyer Ludwig Park in the Shrine Building at 1313 White Oaks Rd., Marion. Admission is $8 for adults. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are available. No smoking.

Elm Valley Joint F.D. meets 2nd Monday

The Elm Valley Joint Fire District monthly meeting is held the 2nd Monday monthly at 7 p.m. at 3 N. Harrison St., Ashley, in the firehouse.

Veterans Services meet 3rd Wed. monthly

The Veterans Service Commission will meet at 10 a.m. on the 3rd Wed. of each month with the exception of Nov.’s meeting which will be held on the 2nd Wed. at 10 a.m. The public is welcome.

Divorce counseling offered in Fredericktown

DivorceCare is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced. For more information or to register, email Mary Lou at touchpointe93@gmail.com or call 740-694-2298 or 740-694-2298.

Attention Morrow County Veterans

Do you know what your Morrow County Veteran Service Office does? We Assist our Veterans in obtaining their earned VA healthcare benefits, Veterans and/or other family members in applying for other VA federal benefits, obtaining lost DD214s, military records, medals or decorations or just having a cup of coffee and telling old war stories. Stop by 143 South Main, Mt. Gilead, or call for an appointment (419) 946-1914 or (419) 946-1914 .