Delaware County Notebook


Church to hold Ox Roast

Old Stone Presbyterian Church is hosting its annual Ox Roast on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 4-7 p.m. This year’s free will offering for the pit roasted beef will benefit the local missions of Habitat for Humanity, Common Ground Free Store, Laundry Love, Kairos Prison Ministry. Dinners are available for takeout and will be rounded out with homemade sides and desserts.

Also planned are Deacon Bazaar with homemade crafts and food items, and a bounce house and games for children.

Old Stone Presbyterian Church is located west of Delaware on state Route 37 at 41 Hodges Road. For questions, contact 740-369-3548 or

Suicide prevention training available

Delaware Grace Church’s Grief Care Program will host a suicide prevention training class presented by Delaware County HelpLine from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Sept. 30 at 375 Hills-Miller Road, Delaware.

The free training will focus on three easy steps called QPR: Question, Persuade and Refer. The training will also teach how to recognize the warning signs of suicide; how to offer hope; and how to get help and save a life.

To reserve a spot, email [email protected] or call Alexis Kubina at 740-363-1835, ext 122.

The training is for anyone 16 years old and up, and walk-ins are welcome.

First Friday celebration set for Oct. 6

Main Street Delaware’s Oct. 6 First Friday celebration will feature fire trucks and rescue vehicles, fire prevention activities, salsa music, dancing, and more!

October’s First Friday will be held from 6-9 p.m. with many restaurants and businesses staying open late. During the event, the community will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a blend of Peruvian, Latin American, and Caribbean music from Al Sons Del Iya. The band will take to the First Friday stage beginning at 6 p.m.

Free parking with shuttle service will be available at the Delaware Country Hayes Administration Building, 145 N. Union St.

Grants for nonprofits available

The William Street United Methodist Church Foundation is accepting grant applications from organizations having recognition under 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code, for its October distribution of funds. Grant applications must be mailed to the church and received by 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5.

Proposals must be submitted on the foundation’s “grant application” form and submitted along with the “grant checklist.” Both forms can be downloaded from the church’s website at

The William Street United Methodist Church Foundation is interested in funding organizations that can demonstrate that they have planned their projects with an emphasis on human needs. Priority is given to projects that serve persons whose needs are not met by existing services, are seeking seed money for innovative programs, encourage matching gifts or additional funding from other donors, such as the general public or government, and yield substantial benefits for the resources invested.

For more information, call the church at 740-363-4741.

Chance to recycle Styrofoam

The Going 4 Gold 4H Club is holding a Styrofoam Recycling Drive on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Pig and Lamb Barn at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.

No food containers, plates, cups, packing peanuts or dirty/wet Styrofoam. Tape and stickers must be removed. The type we can recycle is the formed pieces used for packing or coolers — the Styrofoam is formed with small balls packed together. Can call or text 614-218-9882 for pickup if you can not bring it on Sept. 30.

Exploring Radnor’s history

The Radnor Heritage Society and Museum is now hosting tours of the museum through Oct. 13. To schedule a tour email [email protected], call Pamela Jones Zeirott at 614-578-5459, or reach out on Facebook at

The museum remains open the first and third Sundays of the month from 1-4 p.m. through Oct. 15.

OWU Gospel Lyres to perform

The Ohio Wesleyan University Gospel Lyres 50th Anniversary Concert will take place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

Alumni members of OWU’s gospel choir will present a program of traditional and contemporary gospel music favorites to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its first concert. There is an admission cost, but the concert is free for students.

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 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.

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.

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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