GALION AREA NOTEBOOK


Staff Report



Park Policy Committee meets Oct. 1

The Crawford Park District Policy Committee will be hold a meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 1. The meeting will be held at the Lowe-Volk Park Nature Center, 2401 State Route 598, Crestline. For more information, please contact the Park District Office at 419-683-9000.

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.

Laws/Ordinances Committee meets Oct. 5

The Galion City Council Laws, Ordinances, Zoning, and Permits Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5 in Council Chambers at the 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 Schools BOE work session

The Galion City Schools Board of Education will conduct a work session at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5 in the Galion Middle School Computer Lab. Board meeting agendas and meeting minutes can be viewed at www.galionschools.org under the Board of Education section.

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.

Humane Society bingo Oct. 6

The Humane Society Serving Crawford County will host its weekly Wednesday night bingo game on Oct. 6. 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.

Utilities Committee meets Oct. 6

The Galion City Council Utilities Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6 in Council Chambers at the 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.

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.

Voices of the Past set for Oct. 9

The Crestline Historical Society will present “Voices of the Past,” a guided cemetery walk of St. Joseph Cemtery, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9. St. Joseph Cemetery is located on East Main Street, east of Crestline. Officials request a donation for admission.

Taylor Road facility schedule

The Taylor Road composting facility will be open two more weekends in 2021. The final dates for 2021 are Oct. 15-16 and Nov. 19-20. 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.

Crestline Schools BOE meets Oct. 11

The Crestline Exempted Village Schools Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11 in the Crestline High School Cafetorium. For information, go to www.crestlinebulldogs.org.

City Council meets Oct. 12

Galion City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12 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.

Parks & Rec Committee meets Oct. 13

The Galion City Council Parks and Recreation Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13 in Council Chambers at the 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.

Streets & Alleys Committee meets Oct. 14

The Galion City Council Streets, Alleys, Trees, and Bridges Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14 in Council Chambers at the 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.

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.

Kiwanis Pancake Day is Oct. 16

Kiwanis Pancake Day is Saturday, Oct. 16. The all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage meal will be served from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at Galion Intermediate School. Tickets cost $7 per person and can be purchased from any Kiwanis Club member. Children age 8 and youngr eat for free (1 per paid ticket). All proceeds will benefit Community Projects on Connections Weekend. Entertainment begins at 8:30 a.m.

Northmor Schools BOE meets Oct. 19

The Northmor Local Schools Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19 in the board office located at 5247 County Road 29, Galion. For information, go to www.knightpride.org.

Galion Schools BOE meets Oct. 19

The Galion City Schools Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19 in the Galion Middle School Computer Lab. Board meeting agendas and meeting minutes can be viewed at www.galionschools.org under the Board of Education section.

Economic Development Committee meets Oct. 19

The Galion City Council Economic Development and Airport Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19 in Council Chambers at the 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.

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.

Finance Committee meets Oct. 20

The Galion City Council Finance Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20 in Council Chambers at the 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.

Police/Fire/Health Committee meets Oct. 201

The Galion City Council Police, Fire, and Health Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21 in Council Chambers at the 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.

Pumpkin carving party Oct. 23

Galion Public Library will host a pumpkin carving party from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23. The party will take place on the lawn at the library, 123 North Market Street. All ages are welcome to participate. Registration is required so staff can know how many people will be in attendance. To register, call the library at 419-468-3203 or send a message through the library’s Facebook page.

Colonel Crawford BOE meets Oct. 25

The Colonel Crawford Local Schools Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25 in the Pre-K Media Center. For information, go to www.colonel-crawford.k12.oh.us.

City Council meets Oct. 26

Galion City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26 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.

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.

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 Oct. 26. The market is located at First United Methodist Church, 202 North Thoman Street, Crestline. Following is the monthly schedule for the Crestline 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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