Its back to school time

It’s that time of year that sends parents cheering and school age kids hiding!  

While you are you out shopping and crossing school supplies off the list, don’t forget about enjoying the many activities in Groveport for all ages to enjoy! To see the full list of activities in Groveport, visit our web site at  or visit our office at 607 Main St.

Groveport Farmer’s Market

The Groveport Farmer’s Market enters its last month of its fourth season.  The new location at Groveport Elementary School, 715 Main St., has proven to be a very positive move for vendors and shoppers alike.  We have been blessed since June to have a wonderful variety of products at the market including homegrown produce, fresh baked breads and pies, beautiful flowers, delicious sauces and salsas, awesome apple butter, and more! The market is held every Thursday, 5-7 p.m. Final market day for 2008 is Thursday, Aug. 28.

Bierberg Mercantile

Effective Aug. 4, the Bierberg Mercantile at 607 Main St. will begin new hours of operation as follows: closed on Sunday/Monday, open 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Thursday, and 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday.  

Stop in soon to see what is new in the Mercantile including:

•Tickets and t-shirts for the Groveport Madison High School "Return to Glory" football game on Friday, Aug. 22 against Worthington Kilbourne at the Crew Stadium in Columbus.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students (students must show ID at the gate). T-shirts are available in sizes small-3x for $10. Get yours today!

•Ferne’s Attic from Canal Winchester is joining the mercantile in August with Rabbit Creek gourmet food items, Mostly Sincere figurines, Robert Warren oil paintings and a variety of OSU fan paraphernalia

•We also welcome to the mercantile Super Suppers with delicious, pre-made, carry-out dinner selections, perfect for the quick pick-up dinner on those nights you don’t have anything planned or prepared.  

•Purse Swap returns to the Bierberg Mercantile on Thursday, Aug. 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Go green with your purses and swap your gently used purse with someone else’s gently used purse and go home with something new! Bring a buddy and receive a special gift. Door prizes every 10 minutes. Food available too!

Groveport Madison Adopt-A-Family

A fundraiser golf outing to support the GMAAF project is planned for Saturday, Sept. 13 at The Links at Groveport Golf Course, 1005 Richardson Road. Start time is 2:30 p.m. with an all-you-can-eat tailgate buffet following golf just in time to watch the OSU vs USC football game on the big screen TV. Team cost including golf and dinner is $260 for four. Tailgate buffet is available to everyone for only $12.95 pp.  Play golf and invite your non-golfer family/friends to meet you at the Links for the game. Call 836-7939 for more information.

August Business Sponsor

This month’s member business sponsor is Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY). SAFY has been caring for children who are victims of neglect and abuse in their own homes. Their mission is to provide a loving home for children in need. Today, SAFY is expanding into communities across the nation by providing programs and services that go beyond therapeutic foster care. For more information about becoming a foster parent with SAFY call 836-2434 or visit

"Meet, Greet & Network" is hosted by SAFY. This event is open to the entire Groveport Madison community who want to want to learn more about businesses in and around the Groveport Madison area.  Stop by the meet and greet to learn more about our community on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 7:30-9 a.m. Watch this space each month for the next business sponsor announcement.


For information about Go Groveport or the Bierberg Mercantile, call or visit us at (614) 836-7939, 607 Main St., Groveport, or    

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