Busy weekend ahead in Harlem Twp.


GALENA — Two notable events are taking place in Harlem Township this weekend.

First is a Chicken Noodle Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the Grange Hall, 12900 Center Village Road, Galena.

“Enjoy a warm, hearty meal of our Amish-made noodles with delicious chicken or beef, a side of mashed potatoes, green beans with bacon, choice of salad, roll and butter, and a dessert,” said the Harlem Township Heritage (HTH), which holds the dinners, as well as pancake breakfasts, on a regular basis. “We have quite a variety of homemade desserts to choose from. Our drinks include water, coffee, decaf coffee, and other options like fruit punch and iced tea. Dine-in and take-out are both available.”

Donations will be accepted, with profits going to Harlem Township events such as Harlem Township Day in August, the Fall Festival Trunks for Treats at Halloween, and Winter in the Park in December.

Another HTH fundraiser is the 13th annual Duncan’s Run Bicycle Patch Ride, taking place on July 8. The event starts at the John Beltz Retreat, 4834 Harlem Road, Galena.

“Pedal back in time along the rural roads and rippling waterways in quiet corners of Delaware, Licking, and Knox Counties, Ohio,” said the event description. There are well-marked 30-, 60-, or 80-mile routes, with frequent rest stops, a lunch and souvenir patch. To register, visit the HTH website at www.harlemtwpheritage.org.

The HTH said the Farmers Market will take place on Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. starting May 16 and running through Oct. 26 at the Harlem Township Community Park, 3858 South state Route 605, Galena. To register as a vendor, visit the HTH website.

Next is a Clean Up of Harlem Townships Roadsides from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, also at the Grange Hall. Volunteers will be given gloves, pinchers, a safety vest and trash bags; and assigned a roadway to clean up.

“Plan to come back to the Grange when you finish your trash pick-up, have lunch on us and talk about your clean-up adventure including the most unusual item that you picked up,” said sponsors the Harlem Township Civic Association (HTCA) and the Delaware Public Health District. “Let’s show our pride and make Harlem Township roadsides beautiful.”

The township website (www.harlemtwp.com) said the HTCA also sponsors a Potluck Picnic and the Fall Candidate’s Night.

Other organizations in the area are the Harlem Boys Breakfast Club, the Harlem Township Garden Club, the Harlem Township Tree Commission and the Pegasus 4-H Club.

Assistant Editor Gary Budzak covers the eastern half of Delaware County and surrounding areas. He may be reached at the above email address.

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