Community Bulletin Board






Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Mercer County District Library will be having their annual Friends of the Library book sale Lake Festival Weekend.  The book sale will be on Friday, July 27, from 9 AM to 6 PM and Saturday, July 28, 9 AM to 5 PM.  The $1.00 bag of books will be all day on Saturday.  The book sale will be in the new Book Barn, which is the building next to the new Marilyn Frahm Memorial Park.

The funds from the Friends of the Library helps with the expenses for the prizes for the children’s, teens and adult summer reading programs.  The Friends also sponsor the author programs that are held at the library.  The next author program will be on Tuesday, November 13, at 6:00 PM featuring Sharon Short, a mystery author.  There will be other programs in the future that will be announced.

While you are at the book sale, check out the new Marilyn Frahm Memorial Park.  Marilyn was a long time patron of the library.  When she passed away, she left a bequest to the library.  The library decided  to honor her love of the outdoors with a memorial park.  The dedication for the park will be on Sunday, September 9, at 2:00 PM.

For more information visit the library’s website


Join the Women’s Walk at the Lake Festival

The Women’s Walk for Wellness 2018, sponsored by the Grand Lake Health System will be held on July 28th.  This walk is a  flat 3.1 mile course which starts and finishes at the Shelter House on Ash Street (not Gazebo), at North Shore Park, Celina.  Start time for this event is 8:05 A.M.  Pre-registration is recommended as all pre-registrants receive a t-shirt and continental breakfast, for a nominal fee of $10.00.  The pre-registration deadline is July13.  Same day registration will also be available.

Thank you to our silver sponsor, Alvetro Orthodontics for their support of the walk for the past 12 years. This event encourages all participants to embrace a healthy lifestyle and continue a healthy walking habit with others. All are welcome to participate in the walk.

Registration forms are available online at, or at the Community Outreach office, 1000 Knoxville Avenue, St. Marys

For more information, please contact Jenni Miller, Community Outreach Coordinator at call 419-394-6132.


LIA Bar Stool Open To Be Held Aug. 11 at Grand Lake St. Marys

(GRAND LAKE ST. MARYS) – The Lake Improvement Association will host its 18th annual Bar Stool Open at the bars on Grand Lake St. Marys on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018.

The four-person team miniature golf tournament features stops at 13 different lake bars, a T-shirt contest, a pontoon/boat decorating contest and a photo contest. Tee time is at 9 a.m.; cost is $120 per team ($100 per team for early bird registration by Aug. 1). Teams can arrive by land or by sea, and the event will be held rain or shine.

A prize party will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 at Celina Eagles.

Teams can register at any participating bar: Celina Eagles, Celina Moose, Boardwalk Grill, Shingle Shack, It’s It, Shockers, Beach Point, Behm’s, Sunnyside Inn, Bayview Pub, Rustic Haven, Duckfoot’s Bar & Grill and South Shore Sportsman’s Club.

All contests will be judged the day of the event at Celina Eagles, and announced at the prize party on Sunday. Prizes are as follows:

Bar Stool Open Mini Golf

1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $100

Pontoon Decorating Contest

1st Place: $200
2nd Place: $100
3rd Place: $50

T-Shirt Contest

1st Place: $150
2nd Place: $100
3rd Place: $75

All proceeds from the fundraising event go toward the improvement of Grand Lake St. Marys.

For more information, visit

The purpose of the Lake Improvement Association is to promote closer fellowship and cooperation among farmers, landing owners and park operators; to advance the general improvement of the lake, its shores, channels, creeks, landings, parks and land in order to promote good health, soil stability, and clean, wholesome recreation for the public and private use of the area adjacent to the shores of the Grand Lake St. Marys, located in Mercer and Auglaize counties in the State of Ohio.


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FREE Book Club for adults with disabilities

MRSI Adult Day Service is offering a FREE Book Club for adults with disabilities. This program is designed to create and improve literacy skills, as well as social skills, generate new friendships, and new experiences! The group currently meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm-7pm. We will be meeting at various locations including, coffee shops, libraries, parks, and more. If you would like to join us for the incredible opportunity please contact Monica Drewes at 419-586-4709, or email

4-H Clubs Seeking New Members

4-H offers you and your family countless opportunities to grow and
learn together. 4-H members are youth who are currently in third grade
and are at least 8 years of age. These youth become members of a traditional
club. There are 28 clubs scattered throughout the county. Each club establishes its own meeting schedule and activities. Clubs typically meet once per month.

4-H members are offered fun and educational experiences. Many members anticipate attending 4-H camp in the summer. Workshops are hosted for members to learn more about their 4-H projects. Everyone enjoys showing off their finished 4-H work at the annual Junior Fair.

Children ages 5-8 and currently in grades kindergarten, first or second may participate in an activity-based monthly club program entitled Cloverbud 4-H. Members enjoy an fun event at each club meeting and may also choose to attend cloverbud day camp in the summer, cloverbud show and tell, and join the fun at the modeling revue held annually at the fair.

To learn more about joining a club, visit our web site at or phone the Mercer County Extension Office at 419-586-2179.

Join Mercer County 4-H!

Join Mercer County 4-H! Clubs may be found throughout the county and generally
meet once each month. Club members practice leadership and public speaking skills
and can learn about a project of their choice.

A member need only to be the correct age to be eligible to join a club. youth do NOT have to live on a farm or show and raise an animal to participate in 4-H.

Youth should currently be at least 8 years old or older and at least in 3rd grade to join a traditional club program. Children in grades K-2 may join Cloverbud 4-H. Youth remain eligible through age 19.

For more information, contact the Extension Office at 419-586-2179 or visit our web
page at