TFIG a success because of all who contributed

Thank you, Galion!

We would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciations to all those involved in making the Third Friday In Galion program a success for 2017. So many businesses, individuals and organizations came together to help make these events a success.

First, thank you to the chamber board of directors for allowing us to run with this idea and having our back through it all. Thank you to the many vendors that took time out of their busy schedules and sacrificed a Friday night to set up at the square.

Thank you to the musicians who took that brave step to be in the public spotlight at the gazebo. Thank you to the businesses in uptown Galion that took a chance and stayed open late and offered specials.

Thank you to the schools that got their kids involved and planned special performances. Thanks to Galion Safety Council for taking a chance and having its June meeting on the square. Thank you to the fire department for bringing the new ladder truck and having fire extinguisher training as part of the June Safety Council meeting.

Thanks to the Galion Graders baseball team for meeting with fans at the gazebo, not once, but twice. Thank you to the young dancers from Eagle Dance Center for learning a new routine for their performance on the square.

Thanks to the many businesses that donated school supplies to the Stuff the Bus event. Thank you to Avita Health System for pulling off an amazing last minute hog roast.

Finally, thank you to the people of Galion for attending these events, visiting the open businesses and checking out the vendors.

And thank you to the City of Galion for supporting us and helping to ensure the safety of all those involved.

THANK YOU! You make us proud to be Galion Tigers!

Someday, we hope others will look at the uptown Galion business district and see the potential we see.

If you would like to be a part of the revitalization efforts, please consider attending the Sept. 6 Chamber Chat at 8 a.m. at the Candi Bar, 125 Harding Way East, Galion. We will use this monthly networking meeting as a chance to obtain feedback about the 2017 TFIGs and get ideas on how to make 2018 Third Fridays In Galion even better.

Thank you again for all your support.

Joe Kleinknecht, President/CEO

Miranda Jones, Member Engagement Director

Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce