LOGAN COUNTY MEDICATION TAKE BACK DAY - Saturday, Oct. 27th
The Drug Enforcement Agency is hosting their annual Medication Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Locally, when we hold our take-back day in conjunction with theirs, it reduces the cost and manpower involved in the destruction of the medication collected. So, in an effort to create a healthier community and minimize costs, Community C.O.R.E. will again be partnering with the Bellefontaine Police Department and the Mary Rutan Foundation to host a medication take back event on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 11am – 1 pm at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine (205 E. Palmer Rd.). This event will be a drive-thru event under the canopy of the hospital. During the event hours, residents can dispose of unused, expired, or unwanted prescription medications. Sharps will be accepted and are requested to place in sealed container such as a coffee jar or butter bowl to prevent accidental punctures of the volunteers. No liquids or inhalers will be accepted.
We have seen a significant decrease in disposal rates at medication take back events the past two years – partially because of the permanent drop boxes and partially because of better monitoring of opiates being prescribed in the community. Regardless, we know that there are many unused prescription medications still sitting on kitchen counters, in medicine cabinets, and in other accessible locations in homes. We are asking each member of our community to go home and dispose of unused, expired, or unwanted medications, on Saturday, October 27. We have the ability to save lives and be one step closer to a healthier community.
GHOSTS & GOBLINS AT MAC-O-CHEE CASTLE, Saturday & Sunday, October 27 & 28, 4:30-6pm
Enjoy haunted tales and 19th century autumn games along with Halloween traditions of a dark cellar walk, trick or treat and a ceremonial bonfire (weather permitting). Featured stories from Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde, and Dracula. Activities occur on the lawn and inside Mac-O-Chee Castle.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth between the ages of 5-15. The program is best suited for children age 8 and older. Questions? Call (937) 844-3902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the West Liberty Business Association. All proceeds from the Christmas Tree Auction will go towards the West Liberty Historical Society's Town Hall Phase III Restoration Project.
Decoration Phase: Oct. 1 - Nov. 1
Village Display/Silent Auction Bidding Phase: Nov. 2-Nov. 23 (View the 2017 trees here.)
Winners Take Trees Home: Nov. 26 or 27
If you have any questions, feel free to call Cindee Boyd at Town Hall 465-2716 or cell 844-9090. Thank you for supporting the West Liberty Business Association and Town Hall Project.
WEST LIBERTY CHRISTMAS-IN-THE-VILLAGE
Monday, November 19, 2018 - West Liberty Lions Club Ham & Turkey Raffle at 7:00pm at the West Liberty Fire House. (Raffle always held annually on the 3rd Monday of November)
Friday, November 23, 2018 – Christmas Open Houses in Shops & Marie's Candies
(Marie's Candies Open House is from 9:00am-3:00pm and includes samples, candy making demonstrations and FREE gingerbread house decorating for kids 12 and under. Marie's Candies retail store is open from 8:00am-6:00pm.)
4:00-6:00pm - Old fashioned community soup dinner in the Fire House.
5:00pm - 20th Annual Luminaria 5k Run. Click for more info from 2017's entry form.
[2017 Luminaria Men's Results]
[2017 Luminaria Women's Results]
6:00pm - Christmas Parade. Register to have a Float in the Parade! (The West Liberty Business Association awards cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place floats!)
[2017 Float Winners: 1st-Grace Chapel, 2nd-Lions Club, 3rd-Solomon's Garage]
Following the Parade in the Fire House - Santa arrives bearing gifts for the kiddos and sits for pictures in Santa's Workshop.
Saturday, November 24, 2017 - Christmas Open Houses in the downtown shops continues through Small Business Saturday!
9th ANNUAL LIBERTY HALF MARATHON - New Year's Day, 9am
Monday, Jan. 1, 2019: 9:00 a.m.
New Year's Day Half Marathon starting in West Liberty and ending in East Liberty, Ohio. Race starts at 9:00 a.m. Scenic, rolling countryside with one large steep hill. $30 entry fee with all proceeds benefiting the West Liberty Salem girls track and field team. Race day registration $40. Race day registration will be held at Subway, just up the street from Marie's. All runners will receive a race t-shirt. The race begins at Marie's Candies in West Liberty and finishes at Reliant Mechanical, Inc. in East Liberty. There will be shuttles at both the start and finish.
For more information, visit http://www.bornandracedinwestliberty.com.
WEST LIBERTY'S ANNUAL "SPRING FLING"
2019 Dates: TBA
The West Liberty "Spring Fling" is a Friday and Saturday in March where the downtown (and some non-downtown) shops host their annual Spring Open Houses. New springtime inventory is on display. Many of the shops have special weekend-long sales to kickoff the spring season, and downtown will feature new spring decorations and springtime music.
WEST LIBERTY BUSINESS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL DINNER MEETING
2019 Date: TBA
Our Annual West Liberty Business Association Dinner Meeting is typically held on an April weekday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Foundation Hall in Green Hills Community. There is a dinner, dessert, a short business meeting, entertainment and a featured speaker.
WEST LIBERTY'S ANNUAL FIRE SALES - Saturday, May 18
(Always held on the 3rd Saturday in May)
2019 West Liberty Annual Fire Sales (Garage Sale Day) is Saturday, May 18th.
Share sales on the official Facebook Event page! And don't forget to visit the village's shops and restaurants, many of which will also feature "Fire Sales". Local food trucks have also been invited to the village.
The "Fire Sales" refer to the town fire disaster of 1880. The fire started in a barn and spread through town destroying many businesses and several homes. It was the worst in village history, and the town rallied to support the residents and business owners who lost nearly everything in the fire.
Sales start at 8:00 am and end at 5:00 pm. (Times approximate.)
2019 FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION - Saturday, June 29
Always held the last Saturday in June.
2019 Date: Saturday, June 29th
West Liberty Lions' Club Community Fish Fry from 5-7pm at Lions' Club Park followed by FIREWORKS at dusk.
The West Liberty Fourth of July firework show is 100% funded by local donations, and we are in need of donations for the 2018 show. To donate, visit The Peoples Savings and Loan Company in downtown West Liberty and ask to donate to an account set up on behalf of the Fourth of July fireworks show. Several downtown businesses also collect in their shops for the fireworks.
5th ANNUAL YOUNG LIFE MEMORIAL RUN
2019 Date: TBA (Usually a Saturday evening in July)
The YLM Run brings together families and friends of children gone too soon, to share the love they left behind.
Families who have experienced the loss of a child are warmly invited to submit their loved one’s information to the degree of their comfort, to be honored on the 2.5 mile course. Each life is represented: The “Each-One-Counts-Mile” will feature a white flag for each loss during pregnancy. The last mile will host memorial marker signs and balloon bouquets with names and pictures of infants, children and young adults.
2019 Date: TBA (Typically on a Saturday morning in late August)
The 1-Mile Fun Run will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 9:00 a.m.
Cash prizes for top three male and female finishers and race medals for all participants. Male and female age group winners receive gift certificates from the Big Orange Shoe Shop. Great door prizes and food provided by the West Liberty-Salem Cross Country Parents.
For more information, visit www.BornAndRacedinWestLiberty.com. All proceeds benefit the WLS Big Orange Cross Country program.
53rd Annual Labor Day Festival
Friday-Monday, August 30 - September 2, 2019
Welcome Exhibitors, Food Trucks, Displays, Parade Units, Antique Equipment and Vendors! For more information or to request a spot at the 2019 festival, visit www.WestLibertyLions.org.
Daily Entertainment Schedule
WL-S Cheerleaders' Rubber Duck Races in Onion Creek, WL-S Athletics' Dunk Tank, Wheat Thrashing Demonstrations, Dynamometer, Flea Market, Craft Tent, Live Music & Entertainment, Kids Area with Games and Entertainment, Pony Rides, Barrel Train Rides, Petting Zoo, Carnival Games, Sawmill Demonstrations, Ball Games and MORE!
*Details Subject to Change. Some events are weather permitting.
AUTUMN OPEN HOUSES IN WEST LIBERTY
Friday & Saturday, September 6th & 7th, 2019
Walk the quaint streets of West Liberty, Ohio, shopping and snacking! The stores are filled with fall treats and mulled cider, fall décor as the leaves begin to change. Check out the Facebook pages of other West Liberty Businesses as the date nears to see what specials they'll announce for the village's annual Fall Open House weekend.
West Liberty General Store
MCC Thrift Shop
Sweetie Pie's Baked Goods & Coffeeshop
Liberty Gathering Place
Big Orange Shoe Shop
The Ice Cream Parlor
Jones Country Store - COMING SOON!
Mad River Farm Market
18th ANNUAL OHIO FISH & SHRIMP FESTIVAL
2019 DATES, RATES & HOURS
Celebrate Ohio’s Freshwater Shrimp Harvest! Get your fill of mouth-watering seafood selections while enjoying a live music stage, multiple vendors and activities for the whole family. Explore live displays of fish, frogs, turtles and other native critters. Swing by the fish farm market for a taste of gourmet smoked trout products. Participate in the Trout Feeding Frenzy, sand castle play zone and our famous sturgeon pool, where you can pet Ohio’s largest native fish. Battle to win the Shrimp Peeling & Eating Contest, take home a souvenir t-shirt and enjoy the country atmosphere at the farm! Freshly harvested shrimp will be for sale beginning Saturday morning (until sold out). For more information, visit: http://fwfarms.com/festival/