GALION AREA NOTEBOOK


Staff Report



Get crafty at the library

Crafting with Katie returns to the Galion Public Library on Monday, Sept. 20. Meet with Katie at 5 p.m. in the community room to learn how to create a fall book stack. For information, visit the Galion Public Library on Facebook, call 419-468-3203, or go to the website www.galionlibrary.org.

Buehler’s hiring fair Sept. 24

Buehler’s Fresh Foods will conduct a hiring fair for its new location in Galion on Friday, Sept. 24 at the Big Four Depot Pavilion. Interviews will be conducted between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the pavilion, located at 127 North Washington Street in Galion.

Taylor Road facility open Sept. 17-18

The Taylor Road composting facility will be open this weekend, on Friday, Sept. 17 and and Saturday, Sept. 18. The facility is located at 545 Taylor Road in Galion. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Yard waste, including limbs, brush, grass clippings and leaves, will be accepted free of charge from City of Galion and Polk Township residents. The final dates for 2021 are Oct. 15-16 and Nov. 19-20.

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). For information, contact Crawford-Marion ADAMH at 419-567-7288.

Library books sale Oct. 7-9

The Friends of the Galion Public Library annual book sale is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 7-9. All books and media will be sold by donation. Members only hours will be conducted from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6. For information, visit the Friends of the Galion Public Library, Inc. on Facebook or email frgallib@gmail.com.

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.

Greeting cards needed

Friends of the Galion Public Library is in need of your used or new greeting cards to make bookmarks for the upcoming sale. Please place on the Friends donation cart by Monday, Sept. 27 for the group to use in the upcoming book sale. Any donations after that date can be used for next sale. They usually hand out over 300 bookmarks per sale. For information, visit the Friends of the Galion Public Library, Inc. on Facebook or email frgallib@gmail.com.

Humane Society bingo Sept. 22

The Humane Society Serving Crawford County will host its weekly Wednesday night bingo game on Sept. 22. 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.

Featured Artist Showcase Sept. 25

The Crawford County Arts Council will host its Featured Artist Showcase: The Tour Out West from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Satuday, Sept. 25. The Arts Council is located at 1810 East Mansfield Street in Bucyrus. For information, visit the Crawford County Arts Council on Facebook, go to its website www.crawfordcenterforthearts.com, call 419-834-4133, or email crawfordcountyarts@gmail.com.

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.

Galion Oktoberfst starts Sept. 30

Galion Oktoberfest is scheduled from Thursday, Sept. 30 through Saturday, Oct. 2 in Uptowne Galion. The festival will feature musical entertainment, rides, a craft show, and food vendors all three days. For information, go to the website galionoktoberfest.com or visit Galion Oktoberfest on Facebook.

Colonel Crawford Fall Festival Oct. 2

The 38th annual Colonel William Crawford Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 2. The festival will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Colonel Crawford High School, State Route 602, North Robinson. The craft show will feature more than 100 vendors. Visitors can also enjoy a car show and farm toy show. Entertainment will be provided by Colonel Crawford students and other local performers. “Our Gangs” Old Fashioned Kettle Cooked Soup will be available along with many other food items. For infomation, go to the Colonel William Crawford Fall Festival Facebook page.

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.

Bingo for Books

Bingo for Books begins Monday, Oct. 11 at the Galion Public Library. From 6 to 8 p.m., participants will have the chance to win books from the library. Participation is limited to 20 people. Registration is required. To register, message the library at its Facebook page Galion Public Library, stop by the library at 123 North Market Street, or call 419-468-3203. For information, visit the Galion Public Library on Facebook or go to its website www.galionlibrary.org.

Retaining/attracting employees workshop

Buckeye Workforce Development is offering a free workshop Retaining and Attracting Quality Employees on Wednesday, Oct. 20. The workshop is open to employers in Crawford County. It will be conducted from 10 a.m. to noon at the Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce, 138 Harding Way West, Galion. Seating is limited and registration is required. To register, go to the website www.buckeyewd.com/retention.

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.

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 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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