Oh, don’t these warmer spring temperatures feel glorious? The daffodils are blooming Downtown, and the trees are budding and getting ready to bloom. It makes for a wonderful walk through our historic Downtown Marion.
Tomorrow (Thursday, April 18), as part of Earth Day celebrations, we are all coming together at the Marion County Courthouse at noon. Angie Carbetta of the Marion County Recycling and Litter Prevention Office spearheads this event every year, which kick starts our spring and summer Downtown beautification efforts. Everyone should gather at the Court House, there will be food that can be purchased for lunch, and then we’ll fan out and pick up trash. If you can give us 45 to 60 minutes (or more), we would be very, very appreciative. (And you don’t have to get dirty … gloves and trash bags will be provided so you can just pick up some litter on the sidewalks.)
Remember … a clean, green Downtown Marion is good for business throughout the entire City of Marion.
Thursday is also the Spring Fling at Great Impressions, 288 East Church Street, from 4 – 7 p.m. There will be decorating & fashion tips, examples of before & after design projects, Pampered Chef with treats to sample, 15% off any one regular priced item, and if you RSVP to them you’ll get 30% off an item … just call 740.382.0398. (She has great, yet affordable jewelry, scarves, & purses … not sure what I’ll use my 30% on ’cause there’s so much!)
The Ohio State spring game was just last Saturday and already there are ways to celebrate the Buckeyes and possibly win some football tickets. Ain’t it great! O H I O … Go Bucks!
First, the Marion Area Chamber of Commerce annual auction is this Saturday night, April 20. It will be held in the Alber Student Center on the MTC and OSUM Campus. The silent auction begins at 6:30 p.m., the dinner at 7:30 p.m., and the live auction at 8:30 p.m. …. and let me tell you, the great stuff I’ve seen coming in for this auction is awesome! Tickets are $45.00 each and can be purchased by calling Doris or Matt at 740.382.2181. Dress is OSU casual.
They also have a raffle in which the winner will receive 2 tickets to each of the Buckeye’s home football games for the 2013 season PLUS $500 cash for food, etc. on game days. You need not be present to win, so if you can’t attend the auction, just stop into the Chamber (205 West Center Street) Thursday or Friday between 8 & 5 to purchase your raffle tickets … they are just $10 each.
Habitat for Humanity also has a raffle … This one is for two tickets for a single OSU 2013 football game. However, you also receive a coupon for $10 off an item at the new Habitat for Humanity ReStore opening in June 1 in Mallard Square on Marion-Mt. Gilead Road. In fact, they are now accepting donations of used building materials, appliances, non-upholstered home and office furnishings, fixtures, and home décor. (This would be a tax deductible donation of these goods.) Call 740.383.2007 for information on item drop off or pick up … or to purchase a raffle ticket with coupon.
The great entertainment options at the Palace Theatre just keep coming with The Coasters this Friday; The Incredible Burt Weatherston is the movie on Saturday, A Revolution to Remember, also on Saturday, and shows featuring local artists Johnny Steiner, Sara Wenig & Kristi Wink; The Marionaires and more are all on tap in the coming weeks. Just log onto www.marionpalace.org for complete details.
Remember … where you eat, shop and play truly matters … do it locally … and do it Downtown!