The Morrow County Historical Society is holding an omelette breakfast to raise funds for operating costs and renovations to the new Morrow County History Center.
The breakfast is hosted by the Williamsport Grange and will be held at the Seniors on Center, 41 W. Center Street in Mount Gilead on Saturday, October 10 from 8 am – 10 am.
Your omelette will be made one of a variety of local “celebrity chefs” including elected officials, candidates, and business leaders.
With your freewill donation for breakfast, you will receive a free raffle ticket to be taken to the new Morrow County History Center, formerly the First Knox Bank, at 17 W. High Street. Enter to win a” Taste of Morrow County” basket with tasty samples of Morrow County made products, then take a sneak peak tour of the Morrow County History Center,.
“We have added more exhibits since our last sneak peak during the Sweet Corn Festival,” shared MCHS president Mike Wilson, “There is something for everyone to view at the Mu.” The “Mu” is what volunteers assisting with the renovations affectingly refer to the new History Center museum.
Other activities in the downtown Mt. Gilead area include the Mount Gilead Merchants Association and Morrow County Chamber of Commerce hosting a Downtown Open House & Old Fashioned Sidewalk Sale featuring local crafters and vendors from 9 am to 2pm. The Farmer’s market will also be held until noon.
Have breakfast, see the new History Center and shop local.
The omelette breakfast proceeds will be used totally for operating costs and renovations. There are no paid employees of the Morrow County Historical Society. All renovations so far have been done with donated items and volunteer labor.
“The biggest need we have is two furnaces,” explained Wilson. “When we received the generous donation of the former bank building it was heated by an old boiler system. The boiler is no longer functional and was removed.”
Due to the size of the building they need to purchase two furnaces at an estimated cost of $25,000 which $11,500 has been raised so far. There is also the need to meet monthly utility bills.
“Help us finish the dream of renovating the Morrow County History Center so that we can preserve the history of Morrow County.” said Wilson.
To make financial donations, please make checks payable to the Morrow County Historical Society and mail to 17 W. High St., Mt. Gilead, Oh. 43338
Reach Donna Carver at 419-946-3010, ext. 1804 or on twitter@MorrCoSentinel.