Wilmington Fire Dept. sets 175th birthday bash

To celebrate the Wilmington Fire Department’s 175th anniversary, they will hold an open house Saturday, Oct. 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the firehouse on Sugartree Street.

The event will include automobile extraction and forcible entry demonstrations as well as a state fire marshal’s demonstration, CareFlight will be there (weather permitting), several pieces of fire equipment will be on display including some horse-drawn equipment, plus a fire safety trailer. There will also be displays and booths by the Clinton County Historical Society, local law enforcement and the American Red Cross.

And of course there will also be food and refreshments provided.

WHS grad earns design honor

Zachary Stern was recently awarded Best in Program for Graphic Design at the Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati portfolio show. Stern completed his bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, specializing in digital illustration, branding, packaging and publication design.

Stern is a 2012 Wilmington High School graduate. He is the son of Tony and Teri Stern.

Husted’s office sets hours in Wilmington

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced his office’s October regional office hours. Regional liaisons for the Secretary of State’s office will be in 31 counties — including Clinton County, from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 13 at the Wilmington Public Library at 268 N. South St.

The purpose of open office hours is to give local residents an opportunity to learn more about, and stay connected with, the Secretary of State’s office in an informal and accessible setting.

In addition to making voter registration forms and election information available, regional representatives will be on hand to answer questions and distribute materials to those interested in learning more about the other functions of the office such as the business services division and initiatives including the Ohio Business Profile and Military Ready-to-Vote program.

Costume 5K for Community Run/Walk

The Second Annual Costume 5K for Community Run/Walk will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 benefiting the United Way of Clinton County.

This fun family event will take you down the bike trail and through the Sugar Grove Cemetery for a fun-filled run that includes fellow runner dressed in their best Halloween attire. Last year included groups of zombies, pirates, and even PacMan! The trail is lit with glow sticks and luminaries plus every runner receives a glow necklace at check-in. There will be additional glow items available for purchase.

We will have awards for the Top Male and Female runners, Best Group Costume, Best Costume, and Most Creative Costume. This is a family-friendly event and everyone is encourage to participate from and avid runner, to the walker, to a first timer. There are spots for everyone and it is a truly fun event that supports a great cause.

There will be an after-party with Ryan Page as DJ when the race ends.

Registration starts at 5:45 p.m., race starts at 6:30, and the after-party is from 8 p.m. until ? at the United Way office at 100 W. Main St., Wilmington.


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