A reminder: The 2018 Community Expo and Job Fair is Thursday, April 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Big Walnut High School Gym and Auditorium, 555 South Old 3C Highway, Sunbury.
The Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce describes the event as “three hours networking with other businesses and interacting with hundreds of local residents from the Sunbury/Big Walnut Area! Inform them about your company, organization, club, group or outreach program.” The event includes: MC – DJ Meeko; Complimentary pizza from Sunbury Jet’s; a 5:30 p.m. performance by the Big Walnut 3rd graders playing the Recorder in the auditorium/theatre across the hall; 6:30 p.m. in the gym: Dance, voice and piano performances from Lex Center of the Performing Arts student performers; and 92.9 WDLR-FM radio will be on hand with ticket giveaways, games and will broadcast live throughout the evening.
John Fox of the Chamber writes, “So far, STRONG Response on Facebook – should be a great turnout from the community!”
Please look for The Sunbury News table at the Expo for some giveaways and specials. Feel free to offer us story ideas and chat with us.
Among the other upcoming Chamber and/or member-sponsored events are:
3rd annual Service Day: Big Walnut Middle School “students will participate in student-selected service learning to impact our local community.” This will be taking place Friday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to noon at various sites around the Big Walnut area.
The Sunbury Lions Club will have its inaugural Reverse Raffle from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Columbus North KOA (formerly Autumn Lakes Campground), 8644 Porter Central Road, Sunbury. “This inaugural event will benefit the Honor Flight Network and the Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial,” the Chamber said on its website. Details can be found at the Lions web site at www.sunburylionsclubofohio.org
The last Saturday of the month (April 28), there is a community euchre game at Condit Presbyterian Church, 15102 Hartford Road, Sunbury. Beginners are welcome. For more information, visit: http://www.sunburybigwalnutchamber.com/events/details/community-euchre-game-3358
Intermediate Vehicle Day: 5th grade students will spend the morning meeting with professionals from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, at Big Walnut Intermediate School, 105 Baughman Street, Sunbury. According to Big Walnut Local Schools, “students will travel from Vehicle to Vehicle to hear about the occupation, skills, and education needed. This is a great way to help young people begin their journey to find their career passion.” The district has teamed up with the Delaware Area Career Center to provide the career exploration event.
Student Recognition Breakfast: The Chamber’s Quarterly Breakfast will “celebrate the accomplishments of some of our local high school students.” The event is 7:30-9 a.m. Friday, May 4, at Royal American Golf Links, 3300 Miller-Paul Road, Galena.
Mother/Daughter Tea Party: Scones and refreshments will be served from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at the Historic Myers Inn on the Square. Reservations required.
14th annual Sunbury Farmers’ Market: Starts May 19 through Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Sunbury Square. The Chamber said all products are homegrown, handmade or handcrafted. Sponsored by Lee Wrangler Outlet and The Middlefield Bank of Sunbury.
A Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by SourcePoint, takes place the third Monday of each month (May 21) from 3-4 p.m. in St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 9633 East State Route 37, Sunbury.
Food Distribution on the Square takes place the third Wednesday of each month (May 23) from noon to 2 p.m. at Sunbury Square. Sponsored by Lutheran Social Services Food Pantries. Items include fresh produce, shelf-stable food and personal items; bring your ID and bags and boxes. Eligibility is based on household income below the Federal Poverty Level.
Sponsorship opportunities abound for the annual July 4th celebration in the Village of Sunbury, along with the Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce, Big Walnut Civic Association & Big Walnut Local Schools. Register online at www.sunburybigwalnutchamber.com, contact the Chamber of Commerce office at 740-965-2860 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org (deadline June 22).
Gary Budzak may be reached at 740-413-0906 or on Twitter @GaryBudzak.