DECEMBER 2019
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HOLIDAY CHARACTER BREAKFAST
The Holiday Character Breakfast has become a holiday tradition for hundreds of Central Ohio families. This year's event will be held from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, December 7 at New Life Church (3690 N. Stygler Rd.) Enjoy a pancake breakfast, face painting, and hands-on crafts and stories with the Gahanna Branch of the Columbus Metro Library. Tickets are required and available online now.

To get tickets or to volunteer for this event, click here .
VISIT WITH SANTA
Santa Claus and his helpers will visit the Ohio Herb Education Center (110 Mill St.) on December 7 and December 14 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring your kids in to make wishes and have their picture taken with Santa. Shopping and homemade gift-making opportunities will also be available. Stop by to start off the holiday season!

Click here to learn more.
GAHANNA WINTER FARMERS MARKET
Make Gahanna Yours will be hosting Gahanna’s indoor Winter Farmers Market from 1-3 p.m. at Shepherd Church of the Nazarene (425 S. Hamilton Rd.) on December 8 , January 12 , March 8 , and April 19. Expect to see all of your weekly staples and many of your favorite regular Gahanna Farmers Market vendors.

Click here to read more about the Winter Farmers Market.
SENIOR CENTER CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
This event is open to members and non-members as we celebrate the
Christmas holiday on December 11 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Senior Center (480 Rocky Fork Blvd.) Don't miss a spectacular performance from the Gahanna Lincoln High School Chorale, holiday sing-a-longs by our Kitchen Band, cookies, punch, and a visit from Santa.

Please register at the Senior Center front desk.
SANTA RACE 5K & LITTLE REINDEER DASH
Don't miss this annual holiday run for all ages at Creekside , presented by  Mount Carmel Health.  The fun will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 14 . The Santa Race is family-friendly and participants of all levels are welcome to join in. The Reindeer Dash is perfect for children (ages 6 and under) who are not able to participate in the full 5K.  Registration is limited and fills up quickly!

For more information or to register, click here.
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT UPDATE
The Planning & Development projects completed in 2019 are estimated to create or retain 450 jobs and yield $48.5 million in capital investments. 

To learn more about the City of Gahanna's development efforts, contact the Planning & Development Department at 614.342.4015 or email  development@gahanna.gov .
RUMPKE HOLIDAY PICKUP SCHEDULE
The observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays will cause NO CHANGE to Rumpke's pickup schedule.

Happy Holidays!
2020 CENSUS & CENSUS JOB OPPORTUNITIES
The 2020 Census is easy, important and safe, and we want to make sure all Gahanna residents are a part of it. The census provides a picture of our nation that helps determine where to build new schools, hospitals, and businesses; how federal funding is distributed; and how congressional seats are apportioned. It also helps us see how our communities have changed over time. That’s why an accurate count is so important. Click here to learn more.

Counting everyone in the United States and five U.S. territories is a massive undertaking. To help, the U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Click  here  to apply to help with this important event.
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