Delaware County Notebook

CarFit event to take place

The Delaware Public Health District’s SAFE Delaware County Coalition is partnering with SourcePoint as part of their Driver Safety Series to provide a CarFit event on Thursday, July 20, from 2-4 p.m. at SourcePoint, 800 Cheshire Road in Delaware.

In addition, the health district is partnering with the Ohio Traffic Safety Office and the CarFit coordinator from the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging to provide technician and event coordinator training for partners in Ohio.

“This is an exciting new effort to make CarFit available to older drivers all over Ohio,” said Health District Community Health Specialist and SAFE Delaware Coordinator Jackie Bain. “Finding out how to get the best fit in your personal vehicle can make a big difference and help protect you and those around you while driving on our roadways.”

For more details or to register for this event and training, please contact Bain at (740) 203-2083 or email jba[email protected]. For more about CarFit, visit

Beer & Wine Fest

On July 15, the Delaware County Beer & Wine Festival will take place from 3 to 8 p.m. at Boardman Arts Park, 154 W. William St. in Delaware.

For more information on this ticketed event, visit

Church to hold homecoming service

The Eastside Mission Church will hold its 76th annual Homecoming service at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 16.

The service will feature a special song ministry by siblings Trae Turner and Whitney Smith, a gospel music duo from Bellville, Ohio.

Dinner will be served immediately after the service. The church is located at 32 Joy Ave. in Delaware.

Concert coming to downtown Delaware

The GRoove takes to the stage for part 2 of the Summer on Winter Concert Series from 7 to 9 p.m. on July 19 on West Winter Street between Sandusky and Franklin streets. Admission is free.

Bring your folding chair or dance in the streets!

Free, fresh produce at PIN

People In Need, Inc. of Delaware County Ohio (PIN) has announced the dates for its monthly Produce Markets for 2023. Upcoming events will take place the last Wednesday of the month on July 26, Aug. 30, Sept. 27, Oct. 25 and Nov. 29.

The event takes place from 2 to 4:30 pm at the PIN warehouse at 138 Johnson Drive, Delaware.

Qualified households are welcome to stop by for fresh fruit, veggies, and dairy at no cost to them.

The market is in drive-thru format, and participants must meet income guidelines and bring a photo ID.

For more information, visit or call 740-363-6284.

Annual golf event set for July 15

Registration for the 2023 Little Brown Jug Junior Golf Classic is open for the tournament scheduled for July 15 at Hidden Valley Golf Course in Delaware. The event, which is open to all youth ages 7-17, is organized and sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Delaware County.

There is an entry fee. Registration forms are available at the Hidden Valley Golf Course clubhouse located at 580 W. William St. or by emailing [email protected].

For more information about the tournament or Kiwanis Club, contact the club directly at [email protected].

Summer reading program underway

Wornstaff Library’s Summer Reading Program for all ages began on June 5 and will continue through July 18.

Stop by the library or visit for reading logs and program information.

The library is located at 302 E. High St. in Ashley.

Summer Potluck to be held in July

On Saturday, July 22, the Welsh Society of Central Ohio and Radnor Heritage Society will host their annual Summer Potluck — rain or shine!

The potluck will take place from noon to 2 p.m. at the Radnor Township Community Center, 4061 state Route 203, Radnor. Joe Preston will serve as guest speaker.

Everyone is welcome – bring your favorite dish to share! Go to to RSVP by July 14 (there is a max room capacity) and list the dish you will be bringing to share. In the “Find” box, enter coordinator last name Zeirott. The password is 1803.

For more information, contact Pam Zeirott at 614-578-5459 or email [email protected].

Farmers market in downtown Delaware

Main Street Delaware’s 2023 Farmers Market takes place from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 28 on the sidewalks downtown.

Come shop for fresh local fruits and vegetables, honey, meat, eggs, plants, handcrafted items, baked goods, and more.

Kilbourne Farmers Market

The Kilbourne United Methodist Church hosts a Farmers Market on Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. through Sept. 3.

The market features vendors selling local produce, bakery items and crafts.

There is a charge for vendors with all proceeds going to the KUMC Food Pantry and the Good Samaritan Fund. Interested vendors can find the application on

Library hosting reading challenge

The Community Library is excited to kick off the end of school with its Summer Reading Challenge.

From now to July 22, all ages can earn prizes by reading and completing activities. To sign up, visit, download the Beanstack app, or stop by the library to pick up a reading log.

For more information, call 740-965-3901 or stop by the library at 44 Burrer Drive in Sunbury.

Farmers market in Ostrander

The Ostrander Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Main and North streets in the village.

The market will be held through Sept. 2 and will feature home- and organic-grown produce, locally produced meats, homemade soaps, hand-crafted items and more.

The market is independent but operates under the umbrella of the Ostrander Civic Association. It is also associated with SourcePoint, allowing seniors in Delaware County to use food vouchers for fresh, locally grown food.

Info on local Vietnam veterans group

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1095 meets on the third Thursday of each month, except in December. Meeting takes place at 7 p.m. at the Wendy’s location north of Delaware at 2065 U.S. Route 23 N.

Meetings generally last 30-45 minutes. The meeting are open not only to Vietnam veterans, but also the general public as the group has associates who are veterans who didn’t serve during the Vietnam era and non-veterans.

Local Alcoholics Anonymous meetings

Delaware AA meetings take place at St. Peters Episcopal Church at 45 W. Winter St. in Delaware at 7 p.m. (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday), 7 p.m. on Wednesday, and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Meetings meetings are also held at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, as well as at noon on Monday, Thursday and Friday.

Food pantry open

The Eastside Mission Church in Delaware is hosting a community food pantry from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. All are welcome.

The church is located at 32 Joy Ave., Delaware.

Meet and greet with veterans

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1095 holds a meet and greet at all three Wendy’s restaurants in Delaware from 5 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month, except December.

During the meet and greet, information is provided about the chapter and upcoming events, and a percentage of sales during the three hours are donated to the chapter.

Alzheimer’s caregiver support group

A new Alzheimer’s caregiver support group has been started at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Delaware, and it is seeking new members.

The support group meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. The group, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association Central Ohio Chapter, will be run by trained volunteers. The church is located at 55 W. Lincoln Ave.

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