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St. Paul UMC food pantry March 20

The St. Paul United Methodist Church drive-thru food pantry is scheduled for Saturday, March 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. The church is located at 746 Cherry Street, Galion. People attending are asked to wear a face mask.

Mobile food pantry March 31

The Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio mobile food pantry returns to Galion on Wednesday, March 31. The pantry will be set up at Galion Middle School, 470 Portland Way North. Registration is required. To register, go to freshtrak.com and type in your zip code to find pantry events. For information, contact Family Engagement Coordinator Violeta Chinni at 419-468-3134, ext. 13549.

Finance Committee meets March 17

Galion City Council’s Finance Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17 via Zoom teleconference. The meeting will be streamed live on the City of Galion Facebook page. For information, visit Galion City Council page at galion.city.

Committee of the Whole meets March 17

Galion City Council will conduct a Committee of the Whole meeting Wednesday, March 17. The proposed Freese Center athletic complex will be discussed. The March 17 meeting will be held following the Finance Committee meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. The meeting will be conducted via Zoom teleconference and will be streamed live on the City of Galion Facebook page. For information, visit Galion City Council page at galion.city.

Humane Society bingo March 17

The Humane Society Serving Crawford County will host its weekly Wednesday night bingo game on March 17. 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.

Crawford Park District board meets March 18

The Crawford Park District Board of Park Commissioners will be holding their monthly meeting for March on Thursday, March 18 at 7:30 a.m. 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.

From Citizen to Patriot meets March 18

From Citizen to Patriot (FCTP) will hold its next public educational forum 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18th, at Galion Grace Point Life Center, 683 Portland Way North. Focus of the evening will be a discussion on restoring election integrity. Guest speaker will be Steve Burkhalter, a regional director for Americans For Prosperity. It is also Pizza for Patriots Night. There will be free pizza for those who come early. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 419-468-2944 or 419-468-5116.

Police/Fire/Health Committee meets March 18

Galion City Council’s Police, Fire, and Health Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 18 via Zoom teleconference. The meeting will be streamed live on the City of Galion Facebook page. For information, visit Galion City Council page at galion.city.

Galion Youth Baseball registration

Registration is underway for Galion Youth Baseball. The fee structure is as follows: Tee Ball (ages 4-6) is $50; Coach Pitch (ages 7-8) $55; Minors (ages 9-11) $65; Majors (ages 10-12) $65; Babe Ruth (ages 13-14) $65. The early bird discount of $10 off registration fees has been extended to Saturday, March 13. In-person registration will conducted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 20 at the GracePoint Church Christian Life Center building, 683 Portland Way North. To register online, visit www.galionyouthbaseball.com. For information, email galionyo[email protected]

Colonel Crawford BOE meets March 22

The Colonel Crawford Local Schools Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 22 in the Pre-K Media Center.

City Council meets March 23

Galion City Council will conduct a regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23 via Zoom teleconference. The meeting will be streamed live on the City of Galion Facebook page. For information, visit Galion City Council page at galion.city.

K of C plans Lenten fish dinners

The Knights of Columbus is hosting its final Lenten fish dinner on Friday, March 26. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Activity Center, 115 N. Liberty Street, Galion. Meals are available for $10 each. Drive-thru or carry-out meals only.

Pickle Run seeks craft vendors

Organizers of the Pickle Run Festival are seeking homemade craft vendors to participate in the 2021 festival, which is scheduled for July 2-3 at Heise Park. Interested vendors should email [email protected] or send a direct message via the Pickle Run Festival Facebook page.

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.

Avita COVID-19 vaccine clinics

Avita Health System is offering COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Avita hospital locations in Galion, Bucyrus, and Ontario. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 419-468-0800 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Requests will not be accepted from those who do not meet the minimum age requirement. Walk-in appointments are not available.

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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