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Blooming Grove UMC rummage sale

Blooming Grove United Methodist Church will hold its rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the church located at 9665 County Road 20 in Blooming Grove. Sale items include collectibles, baked goods, chicken sandwiches and hot dogs. Food is available for carry-out only.

Knights of Columbus chicken BBQ Sept. 11

The 19th annual Knights of Columbus chicken barbecue is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11. The annual meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the St. Joseph Activities Center, 115 N. Liberty Street, Galion. Visitors can dine-in, carry out, or drive through.

Crestline 9/11 observance Sept. 11

The Village of Crestline and the Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce ae co-hosting a ceremony to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. A memorial walk is scheduled for 9:11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11 beginning at The Hub at Village Square, 311 N. Seltzer Street in Crestline. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Following the walk, a memorial ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at the Crestline War Memorial, located at the corner of Seltzer Street and Union Street near Village Hall.

City Council meets Sept. 14

Galion City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14 in Council Chambers at the Galion Municipal Building. The meeting will be livestreamed on The City of Galion Facebook page. For information about Galion City Council, contact the council clerk at 419-468-9557 or go to galion.city.

Board of Elections meets Sept. 15

The Crawford County Board of Elections will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesday Sept. 15, to conduct regular business. The meeting will take place in the board office at 112 E. Mansfield St., Bucyrus.

Finance Committee meets Sept. 15

The Galion City Council Finance Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15 in Council Chambers at the Galion Municipal Building. The meeting will be livestreamed on The City of Galion Facebook page. For information about Galion City Council, contact the council clerk at 419-468-9557 or go to galion.city.

Humane Society bingo Sept. 15

The Humane Society Serving Crawford County will host its weekly Wednesday night bingo game on Sept. 15. The games will be played at The Pickwick Place, 1875 N. Sandusky Ave., Bucyrus. Doors open at 4 p.m. Games begin at 6:30 p.m. All social distancing and mask guidelines will be enforced. For information, go to Humane Society Serving Crawford County on Facebook, or www.crawfordhumane.com. The phone number is 419-562-9149.

Crawford Park District monthly meeting

The Crawford Park District Board of Park Commissioners will hold their monthly meeting for September at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16. The meeting will be held at the Lowe-Volk Park Nature Center, 2401 State Route 598, Crestline. For more information, contact the Park District Office at 419-683-9000.

Citizen to Patriot group meets Sept. 16

From Citizen to Patriot (FCTP) invites the public to their free Constitution Celebration at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16 at Galion Grace Point Life Activity Center, 683 Portland Way North. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event will showcase the U.S. Constitution with a guest speaker, Tom Witkowski. Door prizes, refreshments, and resources will be available. For information, contact Carol at 419-468-2944, or Greg at 419-468-4679 or gregjaye@gmail.com

Police/Fire/Health Committee meets Sept. 16

The Galion City Council Police, Fire, and Health Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16 in Council Chambers at the Galion Municipal Building. The meeting will be livestreamed on The City of Galion Facebook page. For information about Galion City Council, contact the council clerk at 419-468-9557 or go to galion.city.

St. Paul UMC food pantry Sept. 18

The St. Paul United Methodist Church food pantry will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18. The food pantry has been moved inside the church building. Church officials require people attending the pantry to bring a photo ID and proof of residency. St. Paul United Methodist Church is located at 746 Cherry St., Galion.

Suicide Prevention Walk Sept. 18

The annual Crawford County Suicide Prevention Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 18. The walk is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. at three separate locations: Galion First United Church of Christ, Avita Health System Bucyrus Hospital, and the Crestline Police/Fire Department. Regsitration fee is $25 (walk and t-shirt) or $15 (walk only). Registration deadline is Sept. 3. Register online at mcadamh.com. For information, contact Crawford-Marion ADAMH at 419-567-7288.

Economic Development Committee meets Sept. 21

The Galion City Council Economic Development and Airport Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21 in Council Chambers at the Galion Municipal Building. The meeting will be livestreamed on The City of Galion Facebook page. For information about Galion City Council, contact the council clerk at 419-468-9557 or go to galion.city.

Northmor Schools BOE meets Sept. 21

The Northmor Local Schools Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21 in the board office located at 5247 County Road 29, Galion. For information, go to www.knightpride.org.

Galion Schools BOE meets Sept. 21

The Galion City Schools Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21 in room 127 at Galion High School. Board meeting agendas and meeting minutes can be viewed at www.galionschools.org under the Board of Education section.

Colonel Crawford BOE meets Sept. 27

The Colonel Crawford Local Schools Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 27 in the Pre-K Media Center. For information, go to www.colonel-crawford.k12.oh.us.

City Council meets Sept. 28

Galion City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28 in Council Chambers at the Galion Municipal Building. The meeting will be livestreamed on The City of Galion Facebook page. For information about Galion City Council, contact the council clerk at 419-468-9557 or go to galion.city.

Chamber Chat set for Oct. 6

The Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Chat will meet at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at Three Bean Coffee House, 125 Harding Way East, Galion. To register for the free networking event, contact the chamber at 419—7737 or email ceo@galion-crestlinechamber.org.

Cookbook Club starts at library

The Galion Public Library Cookbook Club will meet monthly at the library. Adult Programs Manager Katie Griffith will host the monthly meetings, which will be held at 6 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. Each month the club will focus on a different type of food and discuss recipes, the cooking process, and the cookbooks. Stop by the library to pick up a cookbook for September’s meeting celebrating National Rice Month. A book display for this program is located upstairs at the library. For information, visit the Galion Public Library Facebook page or call the library at 419-468-3203 and ask for Katie.

‘Grill and Chill’ tickets on sale

Tickets are being sold for the “Grill and Chill Raffle,” hosted by the Crestline Community Development Team. Only 300 tickets are available and once all have sold the raffle will take place. The first-place winner will receive a quarter of beef with a 6.5 cubic foot upright freezer. The second-place winner will receive half of a hog and a pellet grill. Rus-Men Farms of Galion hs donated the meat to the fundraising effort. Tickets cost $10 each and may be purchased from any Crestline Community Development Team member, at the Crestline branches of Park National Bank and First Federal Bank, or at the Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce. Follow the Crestline Community Development Team on Facebook for raffle updates.

Hosford Road bridge closed

The bridge over the Olentangy River on Hosford Road in Polk Township will be closed for 100 days for a bridge replacement project. The Crawford County Engineer’s Office has contracted with Great Lakes Demolition Co. to conduct the project.

God’s Little Acre Farmers Market open

God’s Little Acre Farmers Market is open for the 2021 season. An outreach mission of First Presbyterian Church, the market is open from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Sept. 25. It’s located in the pavilion and rear parking lot of First United Church of Christ at 248 Harding Way West. The market provides delicious and wholesome food and handcrafted items to the community. Products include fresh locally grown produce, artisan bread, home-baked goods including sugar-free and gluten-free items, locally produced honey and honey products, jams/jellies, plants, dog treats, a variety of handcrafted items and more. There is no set-up fee for vendors. Shoppers can register to enter a drawing for a free vendors basket each week.

Crestline Farmers Market open

The Crestline Farmers Market is open for the 2021 season. The market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. each Tuesday from May through October. The market is located at First United Methodist Church, 202 North Thoman Street, Crestline. Following is the monthly schedule for the Crestline Farmers Market this year: September 14, 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26. For information about the Crestline Farmers Market, contact Becky McKean at 419-545-1090. Like Crestline Farmers Market on Facebook.

Dutchtown Farmers Market open

The Dutchtown Farmers Market in New Washington is open for the 2021 season. The market is located at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 203 East Mansfield Street, New Washington. The market is open from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday through Sept. 30. For information, go to the website dutchtownfarmersmarket.com, call 419-934-1616, or follow Dutchtown Farmers Market on Facebook.

Games at the library

Galion Public Library has added board and card games to its circulating collection. Games can be checked out for seven days and may be renewed up to three times if no one else has placed a hold on them. They must be returned inside the building, not in the book drop or even to another library in the consortium. They also accumulate overdue fines of $1 per day if returned late. Games can be checked out in the Children’s Room. You may also place holds via the catalog. For information, call Heather Tiffany at the Galion Public Library at 419-468-3203. The library is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Join 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program

The Galion Public Library is offering the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program for families. The goal of the free program is for parents to read 1,000 books to their children before they begin kindergarten. For information, stop by the children’s room desk to pick up a reading log. The Galion Public Library is located at 123 N. Market St. For information, call 419-468-3203, or go to galionlibrary.org. Like Galion Public Library on Facebook.

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