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Fredericktown, Ohio Community Calendar

Sponsored by: Fredericktown Community Development Foundation

 We welcome garage sales, auctions, family reunions, any event of interest to the Fredericktown Community FREE OF CHARGE! To add an event to the community calendar - email your event to:

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PO Box 147 Fredericktown, OH 43019

   Special Events


Fredericktown "Spring Clean Up Week" begins Saturday, May 3, 2014 with the "Spring Community Garage Sale" and ends on Saturday, May 10th with "Dumpster Days" which will be held at the Police Station Parking lot on S. Main St. Dumpsters will be available on Saturday May 10th from 8 a.m. to 12 noon or until 6 dumpsters are filled. (Whichever comes first)


The Fredericktown Spring Community Garage Sale Day will be
Saturday, May 3, 2014. A list of garage sales being held that
day will be available at area businesses. If you live inside
the village limits and would like your name on the list
please contact the Municipal Building at 694-9010 by
Friday, April 25th.

Donations will help pay for the dumpsters and will gladly be accepted. If you have any questions please call the Fredericktown Municipal Building at 694-9010.


If you know of someone who would benefit from the S.O.S. support group, please let us know.
Meets: FOURTH TUESDAY every month
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 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 NAMI office.

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

 SEPT. 10, 2014

September 13, 2014, 9:00 a.m.  

2014 4TH Annual KCSPC 5K Walk/Run

  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:

How can the village improve? Let us know your opinions! 

  Own a piece of local history!

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

Click Here to Order

 Senior Activity Center Events 

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 Fredericktown Stadium Safety & Rehabilitation Project

 Fredericktown Saddle Club

Click Here for Information and Schedule

Contact Mary Clawson, 740-694-4563 


 FREE stop smoking support group every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Knox County Health Department, 11660 Upper Gilchrist Rd. Call Mike Whitaker at 740 392-2200 for more information.

 Attention FHS Class of 1994! Please mark your calendars for our 20-year high school reunion scheduled for the weekend of August 2-3, 2014.

REUNION PARTY (adults only, please): Saturday, August 2nd, 6:00 P.M. at 12 Mill Street, Fredericktown (the Nature Center).

FAMILY POTLUCK PICNIC: Sunday, August 3rd in the afternoon at Merrin Park.

Questions? Please email Autumn (Coleman) Purdy at or join the Class of 1994 Facebook page:

 Central Ohio Draft Horse Assoc. annual Plowing Contest will be held Saturday April 26 from 9:30-2 at the Percheron Horse Association headquarters, 10330 Quaker Rd. Fredericktown. Middlebury Grange will provide food.

 Association for Gravestone Studies Ohio Chapter Meeting May 3rd 2014

We will be visiting the Old Fredericktown Cemetery (beside the old high school), Forest Cemetery (across from the gas station), and the Wayne Baptist Cemetery (95 and McClelland Road beside Christ the King Community Church).

No charge to attend, anyone in the public welcome. Bring money for lunch order or pack your own lunch. We ask people to RSVP by May 1st e-mail [] or you can RSVP via the Facebook event page).

 Scrapbook Event sponsored by Rocking R 4H Club

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 11am to 9pm

At the Morrow Co. Fairgrounds youth bldg

Cost $5, call 614-668-6121 for more info.

Yard Sale table, Cricit Machines and lots of tools for your use.

The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure will come through Fredericktown Saturday, June 20, beginning about 6 a.m. Many of the 2500 riders will stop for a morning snack at the Fredericktown High School Commons, provided by the Fredericktown Tourism Development Committee. They will travel into the village along Upper Fredericktown Rd to Sixth St. on their way to the school, and will leave town along Taylor St. to Salem Ave. and on to Waterford Rd en route to their next stop in Johnsville, and finishing the "adventure" in Bucyrus.

APRIL 2014



APRIL 3: Fredericktown Community Development Foundation-7:30 a.m.




APRIL 7: Village Council Meeting-7:00 p.m../

APRIL 8: The Fredericktown Community Library will present “Wildlife with Jeff” with host Jeff Avalon of the Fredericktown Recreation District on Tuesday, April 8, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The topic will be “Reptiles and Amphibians.” The free, interactive, afterschool wildlife programs are designed for children and teens, but are open and informative to all ages. For more information, contact the Fredericktown Community Library, 1 Burgett Drive, 740-694-BOOK (2665), visit or email

APRIL 9: Fredericktown Seniors-12:00-noon. / With the tremendous response to last year’s program, local bald eagle expert Jon Minard will return to present “Ready to Soar: The Bald Eagles of Knox County” at a Brown Bag Chat on Wednesday, April 9, noon, at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street. Minard will update us on the latest activities of these majestic creatures including a new brood recently hatched in Bladensburg and the loss of several birds and nests due to accidents in the past year. Participants are welcome to bring questions and share sighting information. Minard will give tips on how we can be better neighbors and live peacefully with these birds who have battled back from the brink of extinction to soar over Knox County once again. The program is free and open to the public of all ages. Bring a brown bag lunch. Refreshments served. For information, call the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665) Ext. 243, visit or email


APRIL 11: The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County is once again collecting new stuffed bunnies and toy animals for the annual “Bunnies for Babes” campaign. The program, originally started over 30 years ago by local media legend Charlie Kilkenny, provides a new stuffed bunny or animal toy to area children in need for the Easter holiday season. Donations of stuffed animals with new tag still attached may be dropped off at the Mount Vernon main library or at branch libraries in Danville, Fredericktown or Gambier through April 11. For additional information or to suggest a home in need of a bunny, call Lisa Blaisdell at 740-392-BOOK (2665) Ext. 236, email or visit


APRIL 13: Palm Sunday

APRIL 14: Village Council Meeting-7:00 p.m.

APRIL 15: Passover Begins

APRIL 16: Get ready to cheer as the buzzers go off during the annual “In the Know Team Challenge” on Wednesday, April 16, 6:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street. Competition promises to be fierce again this year as the Mount Vernon High School In the Know team, led by Advisor Rob Fetters, takes on the “Community Team”, the “Library Staff Team” and the “Friends of the Library Team” in a good-natured exhibition of supreme knowledge and trivia in celebration of National Library Week. The public is encouraged to attend and cheer for their favorites. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. For information, call 740-392-BOOK (2665) Ext. 243, visit or email


APRIL 18: Good Friday


APRIL 20: Easter


APRIL 22: “Nothing But Freedom: Emancipation and Its Legacy” by Eric Foner will be featured at the Adult Book Discussion on Tuesday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street. What happened after the Civil War? When the war ended, did America go back to business as usual? Not really. In fact, we are still dealing with the repercussions of that sad era – and not just in the southern states. How do the decades after Appomattox affect the way we live and move and function as a society today? Discussion leader Dr. Glenn McNair, Kenyon College Associate Professor of History, will look at the aftermath of emancipation in the South and the restructuring of society. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Copies of the book are available at area bookstores or at the library. For more information, call the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665) Ext. 243, visit or email

APRIL 23: Members of the Kenyon College Billy Shakespeare Project (aka “Billy Shakes” Project) will give a free afternoon “abridged” theatrical performance of “Romeo and Juliet” on Wednesday, April 23, 4:00 p.m., at the Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street. The Billy Shakespeare Project began in 2011 as a challenge to bring the works of William Shakespeare to life for students and audiences of all ages by condensing the works to under one hour. Since its inception, the group has presented programs for local elementary schools, organizations and the public library. Emilia Pazniokas is the current president of the group. The program is free and open to all ages. In honor of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, a birthday cake and special afternoon tea selections by tea expert Don Bovinette will be served. For information, call 740-392-BOOK (2665) Ext. 243, visit or email / “Things I Wish I Knew Series: In Memoriam-A Frank Discussion on Funeral Preparation and Memorial Planning,” will be the topic of the Brown Bag Chat on Wednesday, April 23, noon, at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street. This brown bag chat will be the first in a new recurring series featuring topics one often wishes were discussed before the need arises. Funeral Director Brent Lasater, (co-owner with wife Gloria) of Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home, will share the most common questions and concerns he hears often in his business of honoring the memory of lost loved ones while caring for the living left behind. Do you know the wishes of your loved ones? Have you left plans for your memorial? Does “pre-planned” mean “pre-paid”? Bring your questions for a frank discussion on how to leave peace of mind instead of “things I wish I knew.” The program is free and open to the public. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. Refreshments provided. For more information, call the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665) Ext. 243, visit, or email






APRIL 29: The Friends of the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County invite all chocolate “artists” and chocolate “lovers” to enter a favorite masterpiece or just come in to sample some tasty treats at the annual “Chocolate Friendzy” on Tuesday, April 29, at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon. Any edible creation featuring chocolate can be entered. Participants must deliver items for judging from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29. Doors will open to the public at 6:30 p.m. for free samples and refreshments. Registration forms are required and must be turned in by Tuesday, April 29. Forms and rules are available at the main library in Mount Vernon, or at branch libraries in Gambier, Fredericktown or Danville. Early registration is recommended. A $50 grand prize and $25 runner-up prize will be awarded in the Adult and Youth categories. A $50 Grand Prize and Life Membership to Friends of the Library will be awarded to the People’s Choice winner. This year, local celebrity judges will join in with teams to rate entries on taste, presentation and creativity. All entrants will receive a free Friends of the Library 2014 membership and certificate. For more information, call Jessica Horlacher at 740-392-BOOK (2665) Ext. 259, or visit or email


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