Sunday, August 31, 2014

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Live to Honor

An outstretched hand, a kind thought, opening up a child's view of the world, steps to a better environment, a moment of gratitude and remembrance, going the extra mile...

Here's are some important community events coming up in the first part of September:

Saturday, September 6th: The Travis Manion Foundation 911 Heroes Run. An International 5k Event for runners or walkers taking place in select cities to honor "the sacrifices of the heroes of September 11, 2001, and in the wars since: Veteran, First Responder, Civilian, and Military join together to raise awareess and honor the fallen."

This is a pay-to-participate event. $25 for an individual/$80 for a family of four. Starting point is at Alum Creek Park (North), 221 W. Main St. Start time is 9 a.m.

At 8:30 a.m., a special service will start the event featuring speaker Cpl. Mike Strahle (USMC Retired), a surviving member of Lima Co. 3/25. Mike is now the Director of the Eyes of Freedom, the traveling Lima Company memorial tribute, honoring the 23 Lima Co. marines killed in Iraq in 2005. The ceremony will also feature the posting of the colors by the Westerville Division of Police, American Legion and VFW and the Tolling of a bell in memory of those who have passed serving their country and their communities. Bagpipes will start the run off.

Registration for the Heroes run is open now and entry by 11:59 p.m. tonight (August 31st) will guarantee a race shirt and event memorabilia.

For more information, click or tap here.

Saturday, September 6th: 2014 Hazardous Household Waste Collection. The City of Westerville and the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) will again host the residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection program, which will be held from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Westerville Public Service Department, 350 Park Meadow Rd.

For more information, click or tap here. 

Sunday, September 7th: Cops and Kids Day. The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is proud to be a Cops and Kids Day Sponsor.  This awesome kid-and-family-friendly, free admission, free parking event opens up the world of first responders to kids of all ages. Representatives of law enforcement and rescue from all over the state of Ohio come to Hoff Woods Park, 556 McCorkle. There are all sorts of activities (includng a Dunk-a-Cop tank!) and free refreshments. This is always a fun, well-attended event, and the first 1k children will receive a free giveaway item!

Cops and Kids Day is from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

For more information, click or tap here.

Sunday, September 7th: Military Service Appreciation Day at the The Westerville Community Center The center is located @ 350 N. Cleveland Ave. The City is inviting all active and retired military and reserve personnel in the area to free access to use the pool, gymnasium, zenith climbing wall, and track & fitness area during Sunday hours: noon to 5 p.m. Military Service personnel can bring immediate family members for half-price admission for the day as well. (Pool admission is normally $5 for residents and $7.50 for nonresidents. Other fees apply for access to other areas of the building.)

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Thursday, September 11th: Westerville 9.11 Memorial Service. The City of Westerville and Westerville Police and Fire Chaplains will hold a remembrance service at noon at First Responders Park, 374 W. Main St., just east of Fire Station 111. The service will feature guest speaker Mike Walsh, Retired Firefighter, San Francisco Fire Division, Rescue Squad 2. Music will be presented by Eric Gnezda.

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Sunday, September 14th: The Westerville Public Library presents A Community Potluck. As a part of WPL's 2014 Westerville Reads program, the library is sponsoring a twist on an old tradition - a Community Potluck from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 126 S. State in the Meeting Rooms.

This is a free event with pre-registration. The reason for the pre-registration is to list what you'll be bringing to the potluck to avoid duplication.

After the potluck, if you'd like to stay, there is a screening of the 2012 documentary Eating Alabama and join in on a Skype conversation with the film's director, Andrew Beck Grace. Eating Alabama is about a young couple (Andrew and Rashmi Grace) who try to live the way their grandparents did by eating locally and seasonally.

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Sunday, September 14th: The 2nd Annual Great Westerville Food Truck Fest. This cool community action event benefits WARM (Westerville Area Resource Ministry). This event is a full day of family time featuring live music, children's activities, a variety of food truck vendors and the main event: Raising awareness about hunger issues by uniting the community to package 10,000 meal packets, the equivalent of 20,000 meals, to be distributed throughout Westerville!

The Great Westerville Food Truck Fest is from noon until 7 p.m. at Nationwide Children's Close to Home, 455 Executive Campus Drive (near N. Cleveland and W. County Line). Admission is FREE!

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