November 2021
Galion and Crestline
Community Events
The Galion-Crestline Area and Bucyrus Area Chambers of Commerce are teaming up once again to promote small business in Crawford County during the holiday shopping season.
The annual Crawford-Opoly promotion begins Monday, Nov. 1 and runs through Tuesday, Nov. 30.
Area residents are encouraged to support local businesses as the holiday shopping season opens.
“We’ve made a game out of shopping local,” said Miranda Jones, Executive Director of the Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce. “We thought this was a fun way to support our businesses, especially our retailers and restaurants. Whether it’s generating more purchases, or simply encouraging someone to reacquaint themselves with some of Crawford County businesses, it’s a perfect excuse to shop local in November as the holidays approach.”
Inspired by the popular board game, Monopoly, the two chambers of commerce in Crawford County, the Bucyrus Area Chamber and the Galion-Crestline Area Chamber, have teamed up with First Federal Community Bank to develop a way to drive more foot traffic to local businesses. Fifty chamber member businesses signed up for a space – called a “property” - on a monopoly-like game board. Those businesses provided gift cards to their locations and were then randomly grouped in different color sections made up of five properties each.
“You play by collecting property cards, which you earn by visiting the location of that business,” explained Jessie Furner, Executive Director of the Bucyrus Area Chamber. “Some businesses will hand out their cards to any visitor, while some businesses have cards that can only be earned with a purchase. Once a player has collected all five cards in a color category, they should enter their information on the back and return them to either the Bucyrus or Galion-Crestline Chamber’s offices for a chance to win several different prizes.”
Prizes for each color category will include a $10 gift card to each business in that color category, for a total value of $50. There will be two winners per category, for a total of 20 - $50 winners. Also, First Federal Community Bank donated $1,000.00 for the grand prize drawing, which players are entered into if they collect 25 property cards by November 30th. This “$1,000 Community Shopping Spree” will include 10 - $100 gift cards to chamber members businesses.
“We appreciate the opportunity to support this project and are hopeful the Crawford-Opoly game will drive traffic and revenue to local business in Bucyrus, Galion, and Crestline. This project supports our brand and Community is our middle name.” states Brad Murtiff, President of First Federal Community Bank.
Each corner also has a property card that can be earned in different ways. A " Get Out of Jail" card is available at AA American Bail Bonds. To receive this card you need to drop off a pair of gloves or a winter hat to 125 North Columbus Street. These hats and gloves will be distributed through Brightview to people in need in Crawford County.
Another corner property can be earned by donating something to the Humane Society Serving Crawford County, located at 3590 State Route 98, Bucyrus.
Symphonic Hearing Aid Center is also a corner square- earn that property card by dropping off a non-perishable food item, which will be given to those in need, to their location at 1008 S. Sandusky Avenue, Bucyrus.
To receive the fourth corner property card, visit your favorite Crawford County Business and take a picture of your receipt. Share to the Facebook event page, email either of the Chambers, or #crawfordopoly.
The Chambers will kick off the event Monday, November 1st and collect property cards until Tuesday, November 30th. Prize drawings will be held Friday, December 3rd.
For more information on the Crawford-Opoly Game, please visit or You can also contact the Bucyrus Area Chamber of Commerce directly at 419-562-4811 or by emailing or the Galion-Crestline Area Chamber at 419-468-7737 or by emailing 
Girl's Night Out at
 1803 Brewery and Taproom
GNO explained by their founders-

GNO is - simply stated - Girls Night OUT!
We are a group of women that welcome OTHER entrepreneurial women to GROW TOGETHER! We share our lives, things that make us thrive and our business, which sometimes spill into our passions.
We build each other up, lock arms and support each other. We encourage, connect and love. We have babies and grand babies and teens and husbands and partners and work and home and all the things that women do… but ONE night a month - we have… Girls Night OUT!
This coming Sunday (November 7th), join the Galion Community Theatre for the return of our annual Membership Celebration and the unveiling of our 2022 Theatrical Season. Our theatre doors will be open from 2:00-4:00pm. At 3:00pm, we will announce all the excitement that we have planned for 2022 - our first full season back since 2019! Accompanying the announcement will be some entertainment from the cast of our upcoming production, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” as well as some quick previews from each of our to-be-announced musicals.
Representatives from our Board of Directors will be there to provide information on membership, volunteer opportunities, advertising opportunities, AND to serve you some fall treats and refreshments. Also hosted at this event will be some of our amazing community organizations and businesses.
This is a great event to learn all about the ways you can become involved with your local theatre, and a great day to become a 2022 Season Member! Visit our website at for more information. We can’t wait to see you!
UWNCO Presents Laughing United, a Tri-County Fundraising Event!
Join of United Way of North Central Ohio on Friday, November 12 for Laughing United, our first-ever tri-county United Way fundraising event!
The stage is set for an evening filled with food, friends, and laughter, with plenty of food and drink, a professional comedian who weaves magic and hypnotism into the night, and a Pick-a-Purse Raffle.
All proceeds benefit United Way of North Central Ohio serving Crawford, Marion, and Wyandot counties.
Make plans now to join us at the beautiful Everhart Gathering Place in Nevada, Ohio on Friday, November 12. Reservations are available by the half- and full-table. Food from Saums Market in Carey, Ohio and non-alcoholic beverages are included with your reservations. Bar beverages will be available for a donation. We’ll also be holding a 50/50 Raffle and Designer Purse Raffle, so bring plenty of cash for the bar and raffle tickets!
We’ve cut back on capacity to enable social distancing, so reservations are limited – use the buttons below to reserve your table now! We are following all state and county health department guidelines regarding public gatherings and events.
Sponsorship Opportunties
A limited number of sponsorship opportunities for this special event are still available. See sponsorship details here and contact Leslie Schneider at 740-383-3108 or for more information.

The YMCA Bowl-a-Thon is back in 2021! Our Wild West theme is sure to be a good time at Victory Lanes. Let’s fill all sixteen lanes as we raise funds to support our Annual Sustaining Campaign. To register a team of five, please call the Y at (419) 468-7754, or stop by the Welcome Center.
The Sustaining Campaign supports sponsored memberships, program fees, youth sports, and summer day camp for those in need of support.
Galion Community Chorus- Rehearsals are scheduled for our 2021 performance under the direction of Felicia Freibel. New singers are invited to attend. No audition required. This is a wonderful and meaningful way to begin the holiday season.
Rehearsals will be held at First United Church of Christ, 248 Harding Way West, Galion, at 7pm on the following dates: Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov 8, Nov. 15, Nov. 29. Bring your own music or purchase from us at the first rehearsal.
A dress rehearsal will be held on Dec. 4 at 11am, followed by the performance on Dec. 5 at 3pm.
Hope to see you soon.
A Message from Galion City Schools-
Galion City Schools is EXCITED to announce that any Senior Citizen who resides within the Galion City School District is eligible to receive a FREE, Lifetime Senior Citizen Pass for all Galion City Schools home athletic events! Please contact the District Administrative Center at 419-468-3432 for more information and to get your pass at any time.
This is just a small token of appreciation for everything our Seniors Citizens continue to do for our kids. We are grateful for the support from our Senior Citizens and the entire Galion community!

Galion History Center- The 2021 Virtual Veteran Banner Ceremony is a pre-recorded video that will be posted on our Facebook and website at 10:00 a.m. on Veteran's Day Thursday, November 11th! This video will honor the veterans that were added to the Veteran Banner Project in 2021!
AT 3 PM – 5 PM EST
Join Galion Public Library at Three Bean Coffee House for a night of relaxation! Coffee & treats will be available for purchase, and coloring supplies will be provided.
Pinot & Palettes - Winter Edition
Join Brandy Bowser from This, That, & The Other for another adorable craft from 5:00-7:00p in the wine lounge!
Designed as a 12", rounded 'Merry and Bright' sign, you get to paint it anyway your heart desires!
Cost is $40 and includes (1) glass of wine, a 12" wood round, and paint.
Only 14 spots are available so sign up sooner rather than later!
1) Please Venmo payment of $40 to @thisthatother.
2) Respond 'going' to the event!
228 North Seltzer Ave, Crestline (419) 961-7515
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