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PO Box 147 Fredericktown, OH 43019

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If you know of someone who would benefit from the S.O.S. support group, please let us know.
Meets: SECOND THURSDAY every month
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at

NAMI office
15 E. Vine Street Front
Mount Vernon, OH
Call Kathy or Dodie for more information-740-397-3088

 A NAMI Family Support Group meets the Fourth Thursday of each month – 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church, 170 Mansfield Ave. Mount Vernon.

Contact: Dodie 740-397-3088
Open (free) to and beneficial for family members (or others) of a loved one who may be dealing with depression/bipolar or other mental, emotional disorders.

 NAMI Peer Support Group meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Gay Street United Methodist Church.

For individuals sharing, caring, understanding and acceptance. Open and free. Contact: Dodie 74-397-3088

  The Community Foundation of Fredericktown continues to sell engraved Legacy Bricks as a fund-raiser for their scholarships and other community projects. The paving bricks come in two sizes: 4”x4”, three lines, maximum 20 letter/spaces per line @ $65.00; and 8”‘x8”, six lines, maximum 20 letters/spaces per line @ $85.00. Company logos are also available on an 8”x8” brick. An application form, including instructions, is available on the Fredericktown Community Foundation webpage. The bricks are layed around the Gazebo the week before the Tomato Show each year. This purchase is tax deductible. Call Andy Fox at 740 694-1586 for more information.

Community Survey:

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  Own a piece of local history!

Bricks from the 1894 section of the Intermediate School are now available for purchase.

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Freddies Helping Freddies

FHS Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment Fund

 Fredericktown Saddle Club

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Contact Mary Clawson, 740-694-4563 


Fredericktown Senior Activity Center


Upcoming Events

Willie Davis Youth Football Golf Outing 7/9/16 at Chapel Hill Golf Course—for details & registration visit

Sponsors needed for Willie Davis Youth Football Golf Outing—register at

Willie Davis Youth Football registration deadline 6/18/16—for details and to register visit

Willie Davis Youth Football physicals 6/23/16 & 7/21/16—for details log onto

Youth football camp 7/19/16 & 7/20/16—for details visit

Registration for the On Your Mark, Get Set, Read, 2016 Summer Reading Program at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon, begins on Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28 on the Children’s Floor.

Storytime will be held on Tuesdays in the ground floor Multipurpose Room at 10:00. The dates are: 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/5

Baby Storyland for children birth through 24 months will meet on Wednesdays at 10:00 in the second floor Storytime Room. The dates are: 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6

Elementary age programming will be held at the Y-Sports Center, 200 W. Chestnut Street on Thursdays at 10:00 AM for the following:

6/2—Tom Sieling, “Take a Tromp through the Swamp!” humorous musical program

6/9—SPI SPOT, Kinetic Science Challenge

Test your science intuition, strength, perception, and coordination. Wear your sneakers. Be ready for action.

6/16—Newport Aquarium, Wave on Wheels Shark Encounter

6/23—Second Annual Library Movie Day at Premier Theatres, 11535 Upper Gilchrist Road, all are welcome, free admission to “The Croods” (PG).

6/30—Magician Rex Naylor

7/7—Closing Party for children who have completed their reading goals, 10:00 AM-Noon.
Children should bring their Reading Records and wear your sneakers again. Prepare to move!

Teens need to stop in the main library MakerSpace area to sign up for chance to win prizes and find out how you can participate in your own “Make it @ Your Library” Teen Summer Reading Programs:

6/6 – Video Game Bash

6/20 – Noon to 7:00 PM Teen MakerSpace Open House

Other teen programs through July 9 include Robots, Tech Take Apart, LittleBits, Lego Challenge Mania, Bottle Cap Creations and Button Mania.

SRP Schedule for Fredericktown Community Library, Gambier Community Library and Danville Public Library:

6/1—Tom Sieling at Gambier @ 10:00 AM, Fredericktown @ 1:00 PM, Old Fredericktown Gymnasium, 117 Columbus Road, Fredericktown

6/2—Tom Sieling at St. Luke Community Center, Danville @ 1:00 PM

6/8—SPI SPOT at Gambier @ 10:00 AM, Fredericktown @ 1:00 PM

6/9—SPI SPOT at St. Luke Community Center @ 1:00 PM

6/15—Newport Aquarium Wave on Wheels Penguin Encounter @ Gambier, 10:00 AM

6/15—Newport Aquarium Wave on Wheels Penguin Encounter @ Fredericktown @ 1:00 PM

6/16—Newport Aquarium Wave on Wheels Shark Encounter at St. Luke Community Center @ 1:00 PM

6/23—Second Annual Library Movie Day at Premier Theatres, 11535 Upper Gilchrist Road at 10:00 AM, all are welcome, free admission to “The Croods” (PG)!

6/29—Rex Naylor Magician at Gambier @ 10:00 AM, Fredericktown @ 1:00 PM

6/30—Rex Naylor Magician at St. Luke Community Center @ 1:00 PM

For additional information, call or stop by your library location or call the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665) Ext 248, visit or email

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MAY 5: FCDF MEETING @ 7:30 a.m. at the Fredericktown School Board Room

MAY 6: Yard Sale May 6th and 7th from 9 to dark. 92 S. Mulberry St corner of S. Mulberry and Sixth.

MAY 7: Community Garage Sale Day! Yard Sale at 80 Salem ave.

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MAY 15: The thought-provoking comedy “What About Bob?” (PG) will be featured at the free Silver Screeners Movie Matinee on Sunday, May 15, 1:30 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street. Dodie Melvin, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)-Knox & Licking Counties, will be guest host in commemoration of May Mental Health Awareness Month. One out of every five Americans will be affected by a mental health issue. In the 1991 film, Bill Murray introduces us to the phobia-prone Bob Wiley, diagnosed with “multi-phobic personality characterized by acute separation anxiety and extreme need for family connections.” Bob follows his therapist, Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss), on vacation to Marvin’s lakefront home in Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire (actually filmed at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia). Bob gets along splendidly with Marvin’s wife and kids but clashes with Marvin, and hijinks ensue. The movie grossed more than $63 million at the box office and became one of Murray’s most popular movies. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Linette Porter-Metler, PLMVKC Community Relations, at 740-392-BOOK (2665) Ext. 243, visit or email

MAY 16: Street, Utility & Safety Committee 5 pm./Village Council-7:00 pm

MAY 17: A delectable treat for the body and mind awaits as special guest author Katharine Weber discusses her novel, “True Confections,” at the Adult Book Discussion on Tuesday, May 17, 7:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street. Take chocolate candy, add a family business at war with itself, and stir with an outsider’s perspective. This is the recipe for “True Confections” according to critics. Alice Tatnall Ziplinsky’s marriage into the Ziplinsky family has not been unanimously celebrated. Her greatest ambition is to belong, to feel truly entitled to the heritage she has tried so hard to earn by working most of her life at Zip’s Candies. Nobody is more devoted than Alice to delving into the truth of Zip’s history, starting with the rags-to-riches story of how Hungarian immigrant Eli Czaplinsky developed his famous candy lines, and how each of his candies, from Little Sammies to Mumbo Jumbos, was inspired by an element in a stolen library copy of Little Black Sambo, from which he taught himself English. Within Alice’s vivid and persuasive account (is her unreliability a tactic or a condition?) are the stories of a runaway slave from the cacao plantations of Côte d’Ivoire and the Third Reich’s failed plan to establish a colony on Madagascar for European Jews. Richly informed, deeply moving, and spiked with Weber’s trademark wit, True Confections is, at its heart, a timeless and universal story of love, betrayal…and chocolate! Weber, currently a Richard L. Thomas Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Kenyon College, is the author of “The Memory of All That: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My Family’s Legacy of Infidelities,” “Triangle,” “The Music Lesson,” and “The Little Women” and has won accolades from Iris Murdoch, Madeleine L’Engle, Wally Lamb, and Kate Atkinson, to name a few. Chocolate will be featured as a refreshment. The program is free and open to the public. Copies of the book are available at the library or may be purchased at local bookstores. For more information, call the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665) Ext. 243, visit or email

MAY 18: The most consequential political party convention in American history was the one the Republicans held in Chicago in May 1860 which resulted in the brokered and therefore surprise nomination of a dark horse candidate -- Abraham Lincoln. Exactly 156 years after the nomination, author Peter Dickson will present a timely discussion, “Can It Happen Again? How the Republican Nomination Was Stolen for Lincoln in 1860,” on Wednesday, May 18, 7:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street. Two men played pivotal roles in stealing that nomination away from the more famous New York Senator William Seward--David Davis (Kenyon College Class 1832) and Columbus Delano (famous Mount Vernon lawyer and Kenyon Trustee). Lincoln scholars do not like to admit that a Christ-like martyr for a great cause, such as Lincoln, could have had a Kingmaker. However, Dickson, author of “Lincoln, His Kingmaker Davis and the "Stolen" Republican Nomination of 1860,” will present documentation that exposes the truth about Lincoln's deepest fears during the convention and Davis' insider-dealing and other "dirty tricks” despite Lincoln's instructions to refrain from such. He will also show copies of eight telegrams sent to Lincoln insisting that he stay at his Springfield home and keep his mouth shut until Davis could tell him the price they paid to get that nomination. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the main library at 740-392-(BOOK) 2665 Ext. 243, visit or email

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MAY 28: The Friends of the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County Book Warehouse will again open its doors to the public for the summer on Saturday, May 28, 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Volunteers have stocked thousands of new and used books, videos, DVD’s, CD’s, audiobooks, records and magazines that will be available during sale hours throughout the summer from Thursday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. until November. Donations for items are used to fund programs at public libraries in Mount Vernon, Fredericktown, Danville and Gambier throughout the year. Every child under age 18 can select one free book per visit. The book warehouse is located at 13081 Coffing Road, north of Mount Vernon off of State Route 13 North and Green Valley Road near Knox Berry Farm in the former Coffing Green Valley Meats/Pie Factory. To volunteer or for more information, call the main library 740-392-BOOK (2665), or call the FOL warehouse during open hours, 740-485-9193, visit or email (**Don’t forget our final cleaning days before the store opens to the public will be Thursday and Friday, May 26-27, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Volunteers needed—just stop in to lend a hand!**)

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MAY 30: Memorial Day / Fredericktown Tots to Teens Memorial Day Bike Contest 9:30 a.m.

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