Community Bulletin Board


Upcoming Girl Scout Troop Formation 

  • ST. HENRY  8/28  Take Action Girl Scouts Open House, St. Henry North Park Shelter 4, 6:30 to 8 PM.  You can be a STAR with Girl Scouts.  Various stations will show FUN activities Girl Scouts do throughout the year.
  • MARIA STEIN 8/29  Troop Formation Event at Marion Local Elementary, 6:30-7:30 PM
  • FT. RECOVERY  9/5 Troop Formation Event at Ft. Recovery Elementary, 6:30-7:30 PM
  • COLDWATER 9/9 Troop Formation Event at Coldwater Elementary, 6:30-7:30 PM
  • CELINA 9/6 Troop Formation Event at Mercer County Library, 6:30-7:30 PM


Concert In The Park

On Friday August 16th the Van Wert Area Community Concert Band will present a concert in the bandshell of Fountain Park in Van Wert, Ohio. The performance will begin at 7:00 p.m. and is free to the public. Music to be performed will include the 1971 CBS sports theme “Championshp”, Michael W. Smmith’s “Emmanuel”, 1954 doo-wop hit by the Penguins “Earth Angel”, Styx’s 1978 billboard hit “Come Sail Away”, and John Philip Sousa’s “The Belle Of Chicago”. Also featured on the concert will be tenor saxophone soloist Bob Loughrige playing “Harlem Nocturne”. Bob was a well known band director at Celina High School and legendary jazz musician in the Lima and surrounding area. Many will remember him, his brother Boyd and Jerry Amato as members of the popular dance and jazz band the “Pastels”. Bob also formed the 16 member group “The West Ohio Big Band”. The concert will conclude with rousing songs of The Ohio State University, including “Carmen Ohio”, “Across The Field”, “The Hey Song” and “Hang On Sloopy”.

A food stand will be available prior to the concert provided by the District Eastern Star starting at 5:00PM.

Please join the band directed by Richard Sherrick and featuring members from, Van Wert, Glenmore, Delphos, Convoy, Chat, Middle Point, Coldwater, and Rockford. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be moved to an announced location or cancelled. Please listen to the local radio station for this information.


Whats that I see??

It a bird…no… it’s a superhero in the library?!?!?!

Yes, that’s right, the return of the Grand Lake Fan Expo!


Mercer County District Library and Rival Comics have again teamed up for the return of this epic event. The Expo will be held at the Mercer County District Library, the Marilyn Frahm Memorial Park, and the Richardson-Bretz Building from 9am-3pm on 8·17·19. The Library is excited to host Youtuber, OmegaVibe, who has received a Silver Play Button for reaching over 100,000 Youtube subscribers. The Expo will also feature face painting, video game demonstrations, cosplay, card tournament, craft and artist vendors, and so much more! For complete convention details visit


Camp Hope

Grand Lake Hospice is hosting our first, one day bereavement camp on Saturday, September 14th at Wayne Street United Methodist Church in St. Marys.

This family centered camp is free to the public. The first 50 registered participants receive a Camp Hope t-shirt.

The event will provide opportunities for attendees to participant in several events to enhance discussion of feelings about loss following the death of a loved one. This camp will focus on the family unit and is intended to involve the family together through the journey of grief.

The camp runs from 10 AM – 2 PM. Lunch will be provided to attendees. The camp offers stations including inflatable games, rock painting, sun catchers, and sand art. Activities are designed to help children and families hold on to their special memories, and express thoughts and feelings through grief education and bereavement support.

To register, please contact Bob Sweeney at 419-394-3387 ext. 4035.


Sixth Annual Dancing with the Big Stars

MAV Youth Mentoring is hosting the Sixth Annual Dancing with the Big Stars.  This fundraising event will take place on Saturday, November 12, 2019 at the Overdrive.  Matinee performance will be at 1:30 pm with the doors opening at 1:00 pm. All seats are $20.00.   The Dinner Performance doors will open at 5:00 with dinner at 6:00 and the show to follow. The seats range from $30.00-$50.00. If you can’t make the show that day,  you can support your favorite dancer by voting for them online at The community dancers include Becca Wenning, Andy Kremer, Amy Spriggs, Kylee Klausing, Bev Wilker, Scott Limbert, Rick Heyne, and Pat Crummey. The professional dancers include Ron Rindler, Barb Powell, Dennis Fulmer, Zach Ferrell, Jeff Schnippel, Kathryn Braunwarth, Jill Fulmer and Tera Knebel. For further information or to purchase tickets, please call 419-584-2447.  All money raised will stay local and help make and support our over 300 matches.  We are currently having Lunch Club Programs and After School Buddies in eight schools. We also have a Supper Club and traditional One-to-One Community Buddies.


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