Preserving Galion, Inc. launches

By Chris Pugh -

A new non-profit corporation was formed earlier this month “to serve as a focal point for projects and education focusing on Galion’s collection of historic commercial and residential buildings.”

According to a press release, Preserving Galion, Inc. will work to presevere the strutures and to help educate others on the history of the community.

The group will also take over the lead in the restoration effort at the Gill House and will conduct programming at the site.

The first Board of Directors of Preserving Galion, Inc., are: Jane Palmer Baker, Marty Cecil, Craig Clinger, Beth Comerford, Sandy Baldy Hoffer, Thomas Palmer, Brenda Treisch, Brian Treisch, Dan Volk, and Dee Trumpler Volk.

Upcoming events there include:

Thanksgiving Weekend House Tours – Nov. 29, 1-3 p.m. – Full, guided house tours will be offered for $5 per person.

“Frozen” at the Gill House – Dec. 5, 1-3 p.m. – Costume event for children, followed by marching in the annual Christmas parade.

Annual Christmas Open House – Dec. 19, 1-4 p.m. – The traditional Gill House holiday open house, this year featuring music, food, and the first showing of Gill family movies in over two years.

The group’s new web site is

By Chris Pugh