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PO Box 147 Fredericktown, OH 43019

 Village of Fredericktown Water Quality Report For 2014

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   Special Events



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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 Senior Activity Center Events 

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 Fredericktown Stadium Safety & Rehabilitation Project

 Fredericktown Saddle Club

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Contact Mary Clawson, 740-694-4563 

 SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, April 23, 2016 - Second Annual Quilters Market Day, Fredericktown, Ohio. Click Here for Information

The Fredericktown Community Library will be offering an opportunity to learn circular knitting during fall and winter sessions of “Knitting with Hannah.” Free classes will be held on one Saturday each month, 2:00 p.m., on the following dates:

November 21 – Cabled Hat

December 19 – Cabled Hat

January 16 – Short Rows

February 13 – Crochet

The focus this season is knitting in the round. Participants can bring their own circular or double pointed needles or extras will be available. Just bring yarn.

For more information, call the Fredericktown Community Library at 740-694-BOOK (2665), visit, or stop by the library at 1 Burgett Drive, Fredericktown.

Kick start your holiday decorating or gift list at a “Make & Take” craft program at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County. Adults are invited to register for the free program held at the following dates and locations:

November 18, 4:00 p.m. – Main Library Mount Vernon, 201 N. Mulberry Street

November 19, 5:00 p.m. – Fredericktown Community Library, 1 Burgett

November 23, 4:00 p.m. – Gambier Community Library, 115 Meadow Lane

November 24, 4:00 p.m. – Danville Public Library, 512 S. Market Street

Instructor Lisa Blaisdell will demonstrate how to make frosted pinecones, country garland and wooden snowflakes. Make one item or all three. Registration is required. All materials will be provided.

To register or for more information, call 740-392-2665 Ext. 236 or visit

 Freddies Helping Freddies

FHS Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment Fund



NOVEMBER 2: Village Council-7:00 pm./ Athletic Boosters 8:00 pm @ H.S

NOVEMBER 3: Election Day

NOVEMBER 4: “The Great Debate: Was Shakespeare a Secret Catholic?,” will be presented by Peter Dickson, author and Kenyon College Alumnus, on Wednesday, November 4, 7:00 p.m., at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street. There has been an unprecedented flood of Shakespeare biographies (more than 20) since the release of the 1999 film, Shakespeare in Love. These biographers have become deeply, even bitterly divided because on the eve of this film there was a groundswell of support for exploring biographical as well as literary evidence that might suggest that the Bard and his family were outwardly conforming Catholics in the face of growing repression of this outlawed faith after 1580. Dickson will present an overview of this pivotal debate. In 2011, the Vatican joined by siding openly with the maverick Shakespeare scholars who are convinced that the Bard lived a double life to hide his religious convictions. An assessment is made concerning which faction within the Shakespeare Establishment -- the Orthodox scholars or the Catholic Bard advocates -- have the upper hand in this debate and, if there is stalemate, whether this seemingly irresolvable schism among scholars reflects a deep, fatal contradiction that undermines the tradition that incumbent Bard from Stratford-on-Avon was the true author of the dramas and poems. Dickson, a retired CIA political military analyst, has authored many articles and books on a variety of historical subjects including “Old Kenyon & Lincoln’s Kenyon Men” and his latest book, “Bardgate: Shake-speare and the Royalists Who Stole the Bard.” The program is free and open to the public.



NOVEMBER 7: “Parlez-vous francais?!” The Mount Vernon High School French students will host a special French Storytime on the Youth Services floor at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County on Saturday, November 7, 11:00 a.m.-noon. The program will include stories, songs and games. Storytime is free and open to the public. Families are welcome to attend. No registration required. For additional information, call the main library 740-392-BOOK (2665) Ext. 248, stop by at 201 N. Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon, visit or email




NOVEMBER 11: Veterans Day

NOVEMBER 12: Fredericktown Senior Citizens-12 noon / Community Development Foundation Meeting - **Please note: Our Annual Meeting is being RESCHEDULED for Thursday, November 12th at 7:30pm. Meeting location will be – 128 High Street in Fredericktown (Taste of Country Event Center). / The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County and its branch libraries in Fredericktown, Danville and Gambier will sponsor a “Food for Fines” campaign through Saturday, December 12. During this time, library fines may be paid with canned or boxed non-perishable food items equal to the value of the fine. Goodwill donations of food or money will also be gratefully accepted. All collected food and money will be given to the Food For The Hungry drive, and donations from each community will stay in that local community. The Libraries cannot accept food in payment for lost or damaged items. Donations that are at or near their expiration dates, or are in damaged or compromised containers, will not be accepted. In addition to food items, the library will accept Humane Society approved brands of pet food. For more information, call the main library at 740-392-2665, visit or email


NOVEMBER 14: The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County will host a Cookbook Silent Auction through noon on Saturday, November 14, at the main library, 201 N. Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon. A collection of special cookbooks will be on display on the first floor of the main library near the reference department. Anyone interested can place a silent auction bid in bid books located near the displays. Proceeds from the silent auction will be used by the monthly main library Cooking Club. For more information, contact Jennifer Calabretta at 740-392-BOOK (2665).

NOVEMBER 15: Safety, Utility & Safety Committee 5 pm./Village Council-7:00 pm

NOVEMBER 16: Local fan-favorite performer Ken Barnett will don a lilac wig and jewel-clad glasses to become “Dame Edna Everage” and entertain the public at the Friends of the Library annual meeting on Monday, November 16, 7:00 p.m., at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street. The Friends of the Library will be celebrating their 25-year anniversary with an evening of silver for this rollicking show. Dame Edna is a character created and performed by Australian comedian Barry Humphries. Her chat shows are described as an “intimate conversation between two friends, one of whom is a lot more interesting than the other.” Her larger than life persona and scathing, but dead-on, commentary on society and celebrity have become signature features in her act. Barnett, who performed as Mark Twain at the 2013 Friends annual meeting, has also portrayed Milton Berle and Red Skelton. His programs are entertaining and informative with time for questions and history on the celebrity he portrays following his performance. The evening will open with a short business meeting and election of new FOL board officers. Refreshments will be provided. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 740-392-2665 Ext. 243, visit or email


NOVEMBER 18: “Poor Relations: The Knox County Infirmary, Class, and Community” will be the topic of the Brown Bag Chat on Wednesday, November 18, noon, at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street. Local historian Aubrey Brown aims to dispel some of the rumors and misinformation surrounding the Knox County Infirmary (also known as the Mount Vernon Bible College) once located in Bangs. On June 26, 2015, a disastrous fire broke out decimating the structure. This tragic loss of history brought public attention to the properties that stand as reminders of Knox County’s rich heritage. The institution went by various names during different parts of its history, including the Knox County Poorhouse, Poor Farm, Poor Asylum, and County Home. But through all of the name changes, its function remained the same for over a century: to serve as a place of refuge for the less fortunate of Knox County. Brown will also discuss her plan to erect an Ohio Historical Marker to commemorate the Knox County Infirmary and its later use as the Mount Vernon Bible College and will talk about a project to raise funds through the sale of Cat’s Meow handmade wooden keepsakes replicating the building. The Ohio Historical Marker program is administered through the Local History Office, a division of the Ohio History Connection (former the Ohio Historical Society). Brown received her Master’s in History from Youngstown State University in 2013, with a focus in Historic Preservation and Public History. She received a double Bachelor’s in Archaeology and Anthropology from The College of Wooster in 2008. Brown has conducted intensive research on the Knox County Infirmary for the past seven years. The program is free and open to the public. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. Refreshments provided. For additional information, call 740-392-BOOK (2665) Ext. 243, visit or email








NOVEMBER 26: Thanksgiving





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