News from the Preble Shawnee communities

Last updated: April 09. 2014 1:44PM - 138 Views
By Rod & Carrie Forrer



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“Carry His Cross”


The Gratis Community Council of Churches will again this year carry the cross as a symbol of this Easter season. On Friday, April 18, beginning at 6:30 p.m., the procession will start at the First Brethren Church, travel south on 122 to Mack Street passing Harvest International Church and ending at the Church of the Brethren. All are invited to attend the ceremony.


Spaghetti a success


The 2nd Annual Fazoli’s Spaghetti Dinner sponsored by the Camden-Somers Township Fire Department was again a huge success and they want to thank all of you whom supported this fundraising effort. The money earned will be used to update equipment.


Spring is here


Well, true to legend, March started like a lion and ended as a lamb, bringing spring and those April showers… Remember, they could be snow!


Gratis Days


The Gratis Days Carnival will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 29-31 on the streets of town. Happy H Amusements will be featured for their first trip to Gratis. Live music and big time wrestling are also planned. They are looking for vendors from area organizations to set up booths of food, card games, etc. Anyone interested may call the village office at 937-787-3728, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday, and leave a message for councilman/chairman Rod Forrer.


Gone fishin’


Well for all you fisherman, Sportsman’s Paradise on Ohio 122 in Gratis Township is again open for the season on Friday, Saturday and Sundays.


Free meal


The Gratis Church of the Brethren will again have their “free” Gratis meal on Tuesday, April 15, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the church located on the corner of Ohio 503 and Mack Street. The menu will include fish, macaroni and cheese and other items. The public is invited.

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