School board to hold special meeting

There will be a special Mount Gilead Exempted Village Schools Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 5:30 p.m. This meeting will be held at the Board of Education Office, 145 N. Cherry St., Mount Gilead.

Upcoming events at library

The Mount Gilead Public Library Holiday Open House will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9. The event will feature fun for all ages and activities on every floor.

The library is located at 41 E. High St., Mount Gilead.

Community Dinner set for Dec. 13

The Trinity United Methodist Church will hold its Community Dinner from 5-6:45 p.m. on Dec. 13.

There is a cost per meal, but children 10 & under are free. Carryout is available.

The church is located at 75 E. High St. in Mount Gilead.

Free holiday light collections

Morrow County Recycling is offering a free string holiday light and extension cord recycling service for the residents of Morrow County through Jan. 15, 2024. Several sites have been secured across the county for the ease of recycling. They are Cardington Public Library, Mount Gilead Public Library, Perry Cook Memorial Public Library, Selover Public Library, Park Avenue Elementary School, and Mid-Ohio Sanitation and Recycling. A few other locations include the Marengo and Highland Recycling Bin locations and Candlewood Lake.

Recycling lights keeps the lights out of landfills and away from recycling equipment that often get damaged when the cords wrap around machinery. Recycling holiday lights contributes to sustainability.

Old lights are shredded. The pieces are broken down and sorted into raw materials like plastic, glass, and copper. These materials are reused to make new products.

Holiday light collections are funded by DKMM Solid Waste District and local supporters. For further information, please contact Kristin Ruth, director of Morrow County Recycling, at 419-946-6400.

Morrow SWCD Board meetings

Morrow Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will hold our regular meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at the Ag Credit Conference Room located at 5362 US. Rt. 42, Suite 201, Mt. Gilead. Meetings begin at 8 p.m. and are open to the public. If you have any questions, please call the SWCD office at 419-946-7923.

TOPS meets every Monday

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), a weight support group, holds meetings every Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 75 E. High St., Mt. Gilead. Call Sarah at 419-751-7047 for more information.

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